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Protests get local with Occupy Greensboro
Protestors voice their discontent with current socioeconomic standards in the
U.S. Occupy Greensboro is part of the nationwide Occupy movement.
DEMONSTRATORS OCCUPIED DOWNTOWN
GREENSBORO AS PART OF NATIONAL MOVEMENT
By Travis Linville & James Williamson
Thunderous drums in front of the government plaza
accompanied signs such as "Our money, our planet, our
future." Monitored by the Greensboro Police Department,
the March for Solidarity sparked the two-day Occupy
Greensboro (OG) demonstration on Oct. 15 and 16.
The strident drumbeats echoed downtown as the group
of 600-plus individuals convened on the lawn of Festival
Park. After the facilitators of OG spoke, the crowd slowly
assembled itself into discussion groups. Others converged
on the soon-to-be booths of various services ranging from
a first-aid table to a library showcasing books like "Civil
"The great thing about (OG) is that it's creating a space to
have this discussion about what's wrong with our economic
system and what we should do about it," said junior Tim
"What brings me here?" said Leisman. "Well, I think
that there's a lot of energy behind these various Occupy
movements right now."
According to OccupyWallStreet.org, over 100 U.S. cities
across the nation experienced occupations on Oct. 15 and 16.
Not everyone agrees with the Occupy protests, however;
Dave Clark of the News & Record wrote an article responding
See "Occupy" on page 3
Homecoming events bring alumni, friends together
By Eleanor Coleman & Sarah Welch
Homecoming 2011 was packed full
of exciting events that ranged from a
performing arts show to a planetarium
exhibit and from a folk concert to a pep
Clearly, there were a lot of things
going on at Guilford. If you missed any
of these events, or just want to relive
them. The Guilfordian has you covered.
Stop Hunger Now! Packing party
The Stop Hunger Now! food packing
party to help with world hunger was a
This week enline
The event was scheduled to span a
few hours, but ended up lasting only
an hour because the packers ran out of
Chelsey Wilson, a Bonner Hunger
Fellow member, explained that
despite the flurry of work, a positive
atmosphere filled the second floor of
"All the volunteers had smiles on
their faces and were singing along to
the music," said Wilson. "Even the
clean up was fun."
See "Homecoming" on page 7
Volunteers pack boxes for the Stop Hunger Now! Packing
Party, during Homecoming week 2011 .The organization
donates boxes to schools in poverty-stricken countries.
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WORLD a NATION
Gaddafi's end means
a new beginning for
the Libyan people
THE NATION LOOKS TO THE
FUTURE AS IT WAVES GOODBYE TO
A LEGACY OF OPPRESSION.
By Becca Heller & Charlotte Hudson
World & Nation Editor and Staff Writer
On Oct. 20 the Libyan National
Transitional Council reported that recently
ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi had
been killed in a firefight. This news was
released after the rebel forces brought the
lengthy Libyan civil war to a close with
the capture of Sirte, Gaddafi's hometown
and his loyalists' last stronghold. The
"Gaddafi is dead, absolutely dead,"
the NTC spokesman in Misrata, Abdullah
Berrassali, told Sky News. "He was shot
in both legs and (had) a bullet in the head.
The body will be arriving in Misrata any
Prior to the civil war, Gaddafi had
been dictator of Libya for over 30 years.
While under his control, Libya suffered
arguably the most brutal censorship and
oppression of any country in the Middle
East. His authoritarian rule, however,
was challenged last February, when a
bloody crackdown on protestors went
awry, sparking a nationwide uprising and
culminating in full-out civil war.
In August, the tide turned for the
rebels with their capture of Libyan capital
Tripoli, and Gaddafi fled into hiding. It
wasn't until Oct. 20 that the rebels finally
achieved what they had been fighting for
— the civil war ended with their capture
of Sirte and the death of Gaddafi.
In the initial statement from the NTC,
it was announced that Gaddafi was killed
in a cross-fire. However, according to the
Washington Post, the photographs and
videos which spread over the Internet
show otherwise, giving evidence that
Gaddafi was attacked and shot at
See "Gaddafi" on page 6
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By Rory Molleda