On September 7, dozens of people gathered at the Fountain View steps of University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) to protest Trump’s decision to overturn DACA, which will strip away the opportunity to remain in the U.S. from approximately 800,000 young people. The people marched through campus carrying signs that supported the protection of thousands of “dreamers” under this program…

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Jon Hardister is a member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. His district includes coverage of a large portion of Guilford County and parts of Greensboro. He was born and raised in Greensboro and was a 2006 graduate of Greensboro College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. We at The Collegian were fortunate enough to speak with Hardister on his experience at GC and his post-graduation career in politics.

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In 1979, the Communist Workers’ Party held a march in Greensboro to protest the Ku Klux Klan. Shortly after the march began, 40 Klan members showed up in retaliation and after agitation from both sides, shots were fired by both sides. Five died that day. In the weeks following the attack, people all over the country were left asking why it had become so deadly.

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