Our community has an obligation to trans students

Our community has an obligation to trans students

Abe Kenmore, Managing Editor

December 4, 2015

Recently I was privileged to attend a trans student panel hosted by the Multicultural Education Department. Five Guilford students talked about their experience discovering their identity and navigating systems that are still woefully unresponsive for trans and other gender nonconforming students. Continue reading “Our community has an obligation to trans students”

Trans students share stories of experience

Yasmine Byungura, Guest Writer

December 4, 2015

On Nov. 18, transgender students held a panel to discuss their experiences with the Guilford community. To the surprise of the panel, this event had a large turnout.

Around 15 students.

“Personally I’m okay with that right now,” said Hayden Young, first-year and one of the student panelists. “Yes it’d be great if more people came, but because a lot of the people that already come are at least interested this much, it makes it a safer space.”

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Teen leads charge against climate change

Nicole Zelniker, World & Nation Editor

December 4, 2015

After experiencing a disappointing defeat for climate justice, 13-year-old Hallie Turner has decided to keep fighting.

“It’s an issue that I’m always going to continue trying to make a difference in,” said Turner in a phone interview with the Miami Herald. “There’s lots of next steps that can be taken.”

On Nov. 25, North Carolina ruled against Turner’s petition, which demanded North Carolina cut emissions by at least 4 percent yearly.

“We’ve created so many of the emissions,” said sophomore Students for Climate Justice Co-President Anna Lichtiger. “At the current trajectory we’re (following) we’re going to increase temperatures by five degrees Celsius by 2100.”

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Obama & GOP clash over Guantanamo

Yahya Salih, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

When President Barack Obama took office in 2008, he promised to close down the Guantanamo Bay detention center. As his second term nears its conclusion, Obama hopes to finally fulfill that promise.

However, fellow elected officials like Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona oppose any plans to shutter the Guantanamo Bay facility.

Just last month, McCain threatened to sue Obama if he closed the prison down.

“It is a political issue on the part of the Republicans to embarrass the president,” said Assistant Professor of Political Science Robert Duncan. “I don’t think it has anything to do with security or any other issues that exist.”

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Terror strikes in Beirut, US governors shut borders

Quinn Johnson, Staff Writer

December 4, 2015

A pair of suicide bombers attacked southern Beirut, Lebanon, on Nov. 12, leaving 43 dead and 239 wounded.

The bombings occurred just before 6 p.m. in the Bourj el-Barajneh suburb of Beirut, one outside of a Shia mosque, and the other inside a nearby bakery.

An unnamed Lebanese security official said that a third would-be suicide bomber was found dead near the scene with both of his legs torn off and his explosives belt undetonated.

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Protesters call for integrity, reform

Francesca Quigley and Naari Honor, Staff Writers

December 4, 2015

“College administrators, professors and staff must publicly acknowledge their racism, be it overt, covert or passive,” reads the sixth on  a list of 12 demands for the administration of Guilford College written by a group of student organizers.

On Nov. 12, a group of Guilford College students staged a walkout in support of the University of Missouri and other schools across the country currently addressing issues of race on campus.

An initial version of the list of demands was produced at the walkout.

“If we want Guilford to survive for another hundred years, we have to change now,” said student walkout organizer and senior Noah McDonald.

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Students and faculty come together to discuss campus assault

Brianna Parker, Web Editor

December 4, 2015

Sexual assault affects all aspects of life, including mental health and spiritual well-being, student leaders stated at a forum to address sexual assault this Tuesday. The community seems to agree as approximately 70 community members, students and faculty attended including President Jane Fernandes.

The forum included three student testimonies of personal interactions with the judicial system in cases of sexual assault and rape. There was also a panel of students and faculty who answered questions regarding the judicial process as it exists now, and steps being taken to improve the system.

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