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News in Brief

News in Brief

September 22, 2017

Mexico Over 116 people have died in a magnitude 7.1 earthquake affecting Mexcio City and nearby states, as of Sept. 19. 3.8 million central Mexico residents have experienced a disruption in electricity services, and public schools have been closed in Puebla, Mexico City and Guerrero until further...

Art exhibit showcases work of the AFSC

Art exhibit showcases work of the AFSC

Kathleen Herbst, Opinion Editor

September 15, 2017

Since 1917, the American Friends Service Committee has been working to encourage peace through activism, awareness and community support. Guilford College is currently displaying the interactive exhibit “Waging Peace: 100 Years of Action” in the Hege Library Art Gallery. The show celebrates the...

United Nations issue early warning to the US

United Nations issue early warning to the US

Daezia Rolling, Staff Writer

September 8, 2017

On Aug. 18, the United Nations issued an early warning to the United States, based on recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. During the rally in Charlottesville, VA, a car collided with a group of opposing protesters, injuring 19 and killing one. Following Burundi, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kyrgyzstan...

Community unites in Defense of DACA

Community unites in Defense of DACA

Fernando Jimenez, Managing Editor

September 8, 2017

About 300 members and allies of the Latinx community marched through the streets of downtown Greensboro on Monday, Sept. 4 to stand in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — also known as DACA. The peaceful demonstration consisted of parents, children, college students and ...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Aarushi Ahuja, Staff Writer

May 5, 2017

Venezuela Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro supports rewriting the national constitution. His proposal would reorganize the existing legislative body and change the election system to “direct and secret vote” by this new body according to Al Jazeera. These changes were announced at a Caracas...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

April 16, 2017

Montenegro Montenegro’s accession to NATO may soon become a reality. On April 11, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a ratification protocol for the Baltic state’s entrance into the organization. Montenegro began the process to join the military alliance soon after declaring independence from Serbia in 2...

News in brief

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Colombia A plane carrying the Brazilian soccer team Associação Chapecoense de Futebol, 21 journalists and a crew of nine crashed on Nov. 28 near Medellin, Colombia. Of the 81 people on board, only six survived. Between 2009 and 2014, Chapecoense was promoted three times and reached Serie A, the...

News in brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

December 2, 2016

Egypt Former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi no longer faces the death penalty. Following the Arab Spring and President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year reign, Morsi won the 2012 presidential election. Barely a year later, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sisi led a military coup against the government. Along with...

News in Brief

News in Brief

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

September 29, 2016

Colombia For 52 years, the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia were at war. But on Sept. 26, President Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Rodrigo Londono Echeverri signed a peace agreement in front of Colombian citizens and international representatives in Cartagena....