The Guilfordian

Felons should be able to vote after sentences

Nicole Zelniker, Editor-in-Chief

September 22, 2016

Imagine this: you are arrested for a low-level drug crime. You serve a year — maybe several years — in jail. When you finally get out, you find you cannot get a job. You may not be able to get a passport. In many states, if you have a felony charge, you will not be allowed to vote. This is nothi...

Moral Monday brings together North Carolinians for change

Moral Monday brings together North Carolinians for change

Annie Fullwood, Staff Writer

February 27, 2015

What is Moral Monday? It is a question being asked throughout the state and the country. The answer? Moral Monday is an NAACP-led series of protests that started two years ago in Raleigh. The movement began as a way for North Carolina citizens to address their concerns for the state and has since...

Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor

September 26, 2014

Four hundred fifty-four. That is the number of people denied votes in the last North Carolina primary due to new anti-fraud voting laws, according to Democracy North Carolina. The voters denied were disproportionately minorities and Democrats, with the largest disparity among black voters. While...

Mandatory voting robs citizens’ democratic freedoms

Robert Pacheo, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Voting is often regarded the same way vegetables on your dinner plate were as a child. We know that it is good for us, but we look upon it as a chore rather than an enjoyable obligation. The notion that the fundamental tenet of our democracy is a burden rather than an opportunity has led to a debate...