Category Archives: Happenings

Vent

I don’t need to tell any of you about recent events. Everybody else and their grandmother already have, and with the age of the internet there’s no shortage of hatred, vitriol or paranoia that makes you think that the digital … Continue reading

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On the Chapel Hill Shooting

Yesterday¬†the United States and the rest of the world was jolted awake from the cacophony that sounded from the sleepy college town of¬†Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in which three Muslim students were murdered in cold blood. The story goes that … Continue reading

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Gearing Up and In a Hurry? Just Consult Your Friendly Facebook Arms Dealer

Things have been going from bad to worse back home in Lebanon, or have been carrying on as normal, depending on how you look at things. Before leaving back to the U.S. I remember waking up several times to the … Continue reading

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NASA Launches New Satellite to Mars!

I was completely unaware of this until about 15 minutes ago when I checked my Twitter newsfeed. Today marks the day that we finally set out to answer one of the peskier questions of science and history: how did Mars … Continue reading

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And That’s One More Sigh to be Heaved

I wrote recently that despite everything that was wrong with this country, I genuinely try to keep hope alive. One of the things that discourages me, as I’ve mentioned, is the general sense of ignorance and sheer stupidity that seems … Continue reading

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Election Season

I try to maintain hope for this country. I really do. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to remain hopeful when you’re constantly reminded of what’s wrong with this place, especially when said problem includes two colliding masses of people from two prominent … Continue reading

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Tripoli: Why We’re Not Going Anywhere Soon

This week has witnessed an escalation in the already-intense sectarian “micro”-conflict that’s going on up north in Tripoli, Lebanon’s second-largest city. For those who don’t know, the clashes are centered around two ghettos: Bab al Tabbaneh, which is predominantly Sunni, … Continue reading

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