Event to celebrate inner beauty in an intersectional environment

Event to celebrate inner beauty in an intersectional environment

Meghana Iragavarapu, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

Body, Mind & Soul Festival: an evening of workshops, discussions, food, music and dance to explore the ideas of beauty, health and spirituality. Continue reading “Event to celebrate inner beauty in an intersectional environment”

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WHO declares emergency over virus

WHO declares emergency over virus

Kathryn Long, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

A “public health emergency of international concern” is how the World Health Organization recently classified the Zika virus.

At this point, the Zika virus has infected over 20 countries in Central and South America. Although Zika itself has yet to spread within the U.S., there have been reported cases of the virus from individuals who have traveled to infected countries and returned.

The Zika virus is transferred mainly through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. It may result in symptoms such as a rash, a fever or, for 80 percent of those infected, no symptoms at all.

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Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability

Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability

Regina Gardner, Staff Writer

February 5, 2016

In an effort to combat global food insecurity, the 68th U.N. General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses. “Pulses are annual leguminous crops that yield between one and 12 grains or seeds,” according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations’ IYP website. Continue reading “Year of Pulses educates about food, promotes sustainability”

Mental health services here to help

Caleb Amstutz, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

It is hardly a question that colleges and universities in the United States are suffering from a widespread mental health crisis.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 50 percent of college students ranked their mental health as below average. One in three students reported long periods of depression, and one in four students reported having suicidal feelings.

Just this semester, multiple Guilford College students have reportedly attempted to physically harm themselves, bringing the issue even closer to home.

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Polio eradicated in Nigeria

Aiperi Iusupova, Staff Writer

November 13, 2015

The U.N. General Assembly met with the Nigerian delegation to discuss recent achievements in the fight against polio in the West African country on Oct. 29.

In 2012, more than a half of the world’s polio cases were concentrated in Nigeria. In 2015, there were none.

Polio, also known as poliomyelitis, is a highly contagious viral disease that is closely related to the inflammation of the spinal cord and the brain. It causes breathing problems, muscle paralysis and even death.

“In the past, there was a large number of people with polio because of little awareness on polio and scarcity of treatments and vaccines,” said Munkaila Samira, a junior chemistry major and an international student from Ghana.

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