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Some Instructors Encourage Students to Cheat

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff Said sits in an exam with a tissue paper on his knee. Every couple of minutes, he sneezes and uses it to wipe his nose. The instructor passes in front of his desk, asks about his health and pads him on the back. In reality though, Said is staging … Continue reading

LAU Nursing Students Make a Difference as They Study

By Carla Hazarian  LAU Tribune staff  As he walks up to the patient’s bed, Samuel Joseph Maljian greets her with a smiling hello. The patient, who is an older woman, reciprocates with a smile; she has recently been diagnosed with hypertension. With a pamphlet of papers in his hand he stands at her side and asks her a series of questions to ensure all is well. He appears sensitive to … Continue reading

LAU Female Students Wear Provocative Clothing

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune staff Sitting on the bench at the upper gate, a girl wore a dress too short to protect her thighs from the heat stored in the bench. Her legs crossed as she wiggled her foot and her heel slid off as she picked it back up. This kept going for … Continue reading

Senioritis: A Real Disease?

By Natalia Elmani LAU Tribune staff “Senioritis (noun): A crippling disease that strikes high school seniors.” The urban dictionary goes on. “Symptoms include: laziness, an over-excessive wearing of track pants, old athletic shirts, sweatpants, athletic shorts, and sweatshirts. Also features a lack of studying, repeated absences, and a generally dismissive attitude,” it reads. “The only … Continue reading

LAU Fees Increase… Again!

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Although no email has been sent to warn students about it, LAU fees will increase significantly during the upcoming academic year –plus or minus five percent depending on the major. The move comes after a comparable increase this past year. For example, during the academic year 2010-2011, the … Continue reading

Illegal Photocopied Books Appeal to LAU Students

By Francesco Laurenti LAU Tribune staff A few years ago, Malik’s Bookshop was prosecuted and fined by Interpol for selling photocopied books. The Bookshop has stopped selling full photocopied manuscript ever since. But the problem has not ceased. Just a few meters away from Malik’s, another shop continues the illegal sale of fully-photocopied class material. … Continue reading

Upcoming Graduates Left in the Dark

By Ranim Hadid LAU Tribune staff Ramzi Khaled, business senior, approached the registrar’s window and asked about graduation, complaining that he is completely in the dark. “I don’t understand how we are at the end of the semester yet graduating students are still confused about how to prepare for the ceremonies,” he said. Every year, … Continue reading

Wasta at the LAU Cafeteria

By Layan Doueik  LAU Tribune staff  Photo by: Ranim Hadid It is noon. The lunch break just started and students pile up in long queues inside the LAU cafeteria to get food. Despite their keenness to satisfy their appetites as quickly as possible, the crowd stands patiently as each waits for his or her turn. But a tall young man suddenly breaks into the line, winks at … Continue reading

Feminism Deeply Rooted at the Humanities Department

By Ranim Hadid  LAU Tribune staff Saad sat in class, tapping his pen on the table while rolling his eyes at the “over-used topic.” “Almost every English or literature teacher I have taken a class with focuses her material on feminist issues,” he said. “I enjoy learning about equality but after the completion of many … Continue reading

Students Waste a Million-Dollar Opportunity at the LAU Library

By Aseel Baidoun LAU Tribune staff The Riyad Nassar Library pays hundreds of thousands of dollars annually to provide online databases. Investigations however revealed that only a minority of students know about them. “I only use the Library to study or to print,” Arzak Mohammed, a marketing student, said. The Tribune asked 70 students what they … Continue reading

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