The Guilfordian

As middle class falls, crime rises in Latin America

Peter Zheng, Staff Writer

October 26, 2018

According to the Pew Research Center, the crime rate has fallen in the United States over the past 25 years. However, while rates of violent crime have dropped in the United States, they have stayed high in Latin America. With just eight percent of the world’s population, Latin America accounts for...

A conversation about global violence

A conversation about global violence

Mara Stern, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

“At least 1,634 people were executed during 2015, 573 more than recorded in 2014,” said Amnesty International in a recent report about the death penalty worldwide.These statistics constitute the highest number of executions since 1989. Yves Dusenge, a Rwandan junior and QLSP scholar, shared his...

Lack of trigger warnings absurd, unsafe for many

Elias Blondeau, Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

“Viewer discretion is advised.” For decades, regulatory organizations have affixed everything from movies to television shows to video games with this sort of message. Ideally, this gives people a fair warning before they see something that could upset them or, worse, remind them of past traum...

Chris Hedges speaks on rebellion, violence

Chris Hedges speaks on rebellion, violence

Sommer Fanney, Staff Writer

April 10, 2015

War journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of multiple books Chris Hedges had been invited to speak at the University of Pennsylvania at a peace conference on April 3. That is until one particular article of his was published on Truthdig, a long journalism news site. According to an email from...

Chelsea fans exhibit racism, violence

Brianna Parker, Staff Writer

March 6, 2015

“We’re racist. We’re racist, and that’s the way we like it.” These are the words that Souleymane Sylla, a 33-year-old French business man, was met with when attempting to board the Paris Mètro on Feb. 17. Aboard the Mètro were English soccer fans on their way to a Champions League match...

“American Sniper” encourages Islamophobia

“American Sniper” encourages Islamophobia

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

February 6, 2015

“Nice to see a movie where the Arabs are portrayed for who they really are — vermin scum intent on destroying us,” said a Twitter user, as quoted by The Guardian. The film “American Sniper,” currently sweeping American box offices, has gained wide critical acclaim since its release on Jan....

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny

Jordanian women face violence, misogyny

Valeria Sosa, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

The Multicultural Resource Center buzzed with conversation. Then, as Associate Professor of English Diya Abdo arose, silenced enveloped the audience of students and faculty. A few latecomers filed into the crowded room and found their seats on the floor. Abdo and Jorge Zeballos, director of diversity...

Syrian-American doctor stuck between heart and home

Robert Pacheco and Robert Pacheco

October 4, 2013

“I lost two cousins in one weekend due to violence from al-Assad’s forces,” said Dr. Muhammad Arida to the Guilfordian. “The people that are dying in Syria are being killed at genocidal levels.” It has been over two years since protests in Syria were violently suppressed by Bashir Al-Assad’s...

Eighteen years after fleeing country, Indian activist murdered in Afghanistan

Lek Siu and Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer

September 20, 2013

The Taliban is the leading suspect in the investigation into the murder of Indian author and activist Sushmita Banerjee. Banerjee’s husband and family members were tied up by attackers as Banerjee was dragged out of her house on the night of Sept. 4 in Kharana, Afghanistan. Police report that Banerjee,...