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Battered Women Have Voice

  Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune staff Women in Threatened Societies, a festival organized to coincide with Women’s Day, gave confined women a voice at the Babel Theater between February 24 and March 3. During the week-long festival, the theater hosted, in cooperation with the Norwegian embassy, a series of workshops, plays, seminars, film screenings, poetry … Continue reading

Spinster Vs Bachelor

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff According to the Oxford dictionary, a spinster, or old maid, is “an old woman beyond the usual age for marriage.” Many articles have been written on Yomna Mokhtar, 27-year-old journalist and creator of the Facebook group “aawanis men agl al-taghier” or “spinsters for change.” The group created considerable controversy … Continue reading

Once Upon a Time…

Lea Giusti LAU Tribune staff “Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do; once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, ‘and what is the use of a … Continue reading

Put Down your Blackberry for a Minute and Read This

Mohamad Yahia Hamade LAU Tribune staff We take life for granted. We talk about killing time while doing unproductive things for fun, as time slowly catches up on us. Years pass by and we barely notice anymore. It’s a new decade, and not much has changed –except for the rifts between people getting wider. We’ve … Continue reading

Yo Romeo, Where You At?

By Ruba Haj Hassan Special to the LAU Tribune I have a dog. Its name is Dog. It eats bubbles. But that’s not what I wanna talk about. What I actually wanna do is tell you a little story. So there’s this dude named Romeo, right? And he’s totally in love with this super hot … Continue reading

Street of the Week,Hamra by Night: the New Gemmayze

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff On the outskirts of main street Hamra, Neighbors pub welcomes anyone and everyone who happens to pass by. On Saturday night, 8:30 p.m. is typically early for nightlife to begin, yet Neighbors’ happy-hour lures in customers. The red and black stools and couches are filled with people enjoying their … Continue reading

Al-Mutanabbi at LAU?

 Diaa Aljurdy      LAU Tribune staff     A huge white shelf, topped with the writings of Al-Mutanabbi, Ibn Al-Rumi and other ancient and modern Arabic books, stands next to the office of the humanities department chair Vahid Behmardi. Commended for their eminence and poetic genius, the books are a reminder of an academic gap in the LAU … Continue reading

In Love with Photography

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff “All you need is love… of photography,” Bassam Lahoud, architect, urban designer and photographer, said. Lahoud is the only full-time photography instructor at LAU. He divides his time between the Beirut and Byblos campuses every fall semester. “Photography and teaching photography is my passion, my hobby, my wife, my … Continue reading

Keeping the University Running

Diaa Aljurdy                      LAU Tribune staff “Two Halloum sandwiches and one cup of tea, that would be 7,500 Lebanese pounds,” Tony Abu Anton, the LAU cafeteria’s cashier, said with his usual welcoming smile. The 35-year-old employee started his job at the Beirut campus at the beginning of the fall semester. Operating like a bee hive, LAU … Continue reading

A Statement of Faith, a Statement of Fashion

By Tala El-Riz LAU Tribune staff It’s dark, perfectly shaped, and it gives him a sharp edge to his look. He says he can’t go on without it for it completes his physical appearance. Hady H., a computer science major at LAU, explained why the beard is essential to him. “The beard according to me … Continue reading

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