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Film Making Students Rent Outside Equipment for Thousands of Dollars

By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff Opening a new studio at LAU helped solve the space problem film students suffered from but seemed to disregard the insufficient number of equipment catering to the students’ needs. Many film students tend to pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to rent the needed equipment from outside studios at … Continue reading

Filthy Raouche, Filthy Mediterranean

By Omar El Tani LAU Tribune staff “The sea cannot be destroyed; be sure of that!” Mohammed Knio, the head of the Fisherman Union at Raouche, said. “Even if you dump all the area’s sewage, nothing is going to happen.  The sea cleanses itself.” “If there’s garbage, the sea will throw it out,” Knio continued. … Continue reading

The Other Face of Beirut: Crime, Drugs and Prostitution

By Samia Buhulaiyem LAU Tribune staff Walking in Downtown Beirut in the midst of the cafés spread to the right and left, one cannot but feel he is walking around one the most famous capitals of the world. One café follows the French style, another follows the Italian, others follow the English. This is the … Continue reading

I Do Not Want to Look Like Schwarzenegger

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff A soft woolen grey dress tops her black high heels. Twenty-year-old Kholoud Mardini walks graciously into the room. She carries a large handbag that hides another side of her character. Running shoes, a leotard and a bottle of water.  Five minutes later, the young woman is on a heavy … Continue reading

Recycling: An Environmental and Financial Benefit for Lebanon

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff A computer science student at the American University of Beirut, Ayman Bitar recycled his home’s garbage through a special program at the university. He took plastic bottles in bags and dumped them into the recycle bins at AUB. He had to carry bags full of empty plastic water bottles … Continue reading

Taboo or Not Taboo? This Is the Question

By Assaad Hawwa and Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Rosette Abou Khater, a hardworking mother, came back home with her ten-year-old son Elias after a long day at school. As they both sat down to have lunch in the living room, Elias turned on the television. A preview of the Lebanese program “لازم تعرف” … Continue reading

The Journey of a Construction Fanatic

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff Mopping the greasy floors of Burger King every night for 185 days was Osama Hadid’s worst memory during his university years. Majoring in engineering, he studied in Kansas, United States, and graduated in 1981. The nauseating smell of the chemicals at Burger King wasn’t something he looked forward to … Continue reading

Tattoos: Loved and Hated

By Caroline Feghali LAU Tribune staff Carpe Diem, meaning “seize the day and enjoy the moment,” is the tattoo that 21-year-old Nour Diab has on her arm. It is written in black ink, following a bold, Italic, hieroglyphic texture. Diab is a marketing and advertising student, who was inspired by her mother to get a … Continue reading

Vintage Love

By Natalia El Mani LAU Tribune staff Spunky boutiques and restaurants line the clustered Abdel Wahab street in Ashrafieh yet the bright purple sign that faces the oncoming traffic stands out. Vintage Love is an intriguing concept of gently used designer items sold at reasonable prices, all while supporting an important cause. The shop could … Continue reading

Clean up Beirut

By Lama Al-Haqhaq Special to the LAU Tribune According to statistics provided by the World Health Organization, Beirut ranks as the 63rd most polluted city among 159 other cities in upper-middle income countries. As we can all tell, Beirut isn’t currently the most environmentally friendly city out there. While the people at Sukleen are doing … Continue reading

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