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Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

February 5, 2016

Burundi Following the conclusion of the 26th African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the new chair of the AU, Chadian President Idriss Deby, must resolve the situation in Burundi without force. Prior to the summit, the AU planned on sending a 5,000-soldier peacekeeping force there to quell v...

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Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

October 23, 2015

Japan The first instance of cancer linked to the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster in Japan has been diagnosed in a man who spent a year rebuilding the nuclear power plant. Since the magnitude-9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the power plant in March 2011, at least three other people...

European immigration crisis continues

June Park, Staff Writer

September 25, 2015

Thousands are stuck in overcrowded refugee camps with nowhere to go. Conditions are unsanitary, unheated, and inhumane. The refugee crisis in Europe has become a significant international problem that may shatter the fragile bonds of the European Union. Since 2011, the refugee crisis has been getting...

Goofordian: DBAG protesters campaign against worldwide stupidity

Goofordian: DBAG protesters campaign against worldwide stupidity

Matthew Jones, Dream Team Member #2

April 3, 2015

Disclaimer: This story is a part of our April Fool's edition, the Goofordian. This story was created by Guilfordian staff and is not based in fact. Git (noun): a silly, incompetent or childish person. See also: the source of the world’s problems. That is the message the organizers of the f...

Democracy in action: Scotland votes to remain a part of the United Kingdom

Amol Garg, Staff Writer

September 26, 2014

An opportunity for freedom — has it gone to waste or is it the dawn of a new age? 1.6 million votes were counted, a turnout of about 86 percent of the nation. With 31 out of 32 councils declaring no to independence, Scotland’s democratic proceedings ended with the decision to remain part of the...

Injustice in Rotterham

Nicole Zelniker, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Threatened and terrorized. Helpless and hurting. Angry and alone. For the past 16 years in Rotherham, England, a Pakistani gang has sexually assaulted over 1,400 young girls. One of the survivors is 25-year-old Lucy, who finally confessed to her parents at the age of 14 that she had been sexually...

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Abe Kenmore, World and Nation Editor

September 5, 2014

ISIS-controlled territory: The Islamic State released a video Tuesday showing the execution of the American journalist, Steven Sotloff, according to The Wall Street Journal. He is the second American journalist in as many weeks to be executed in such a fashion, the other being James Foley, Like Fole...

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Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

April 12, 2013

London, UK Former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died on April 8 at age 87.  Thatcher was the first female prime minister of the UK, a Conservative Party member and an avid supporter of the free market and individual liberty. Nicknamed the “Iron Lady,” she reigned over Britain for 11 years,...

Undercover UK police exposed for using deceased children’s identities

Jamie Luckhaus, Staff Writer

March 1, 2013

The Guardian revealed that undercover officers from London have been using the identities of at least 80 dead children in undercover operations for decades. London’s Metropolitan Police Service issued fake passports to spies and instructed them to memorize the infants’ names and medical details. The...