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Environmental Indifference Is Institutionalized

By Derek Bouse Special to the LAU Tribune Recently the city of New York revealed its lack of sophistication when it played host to a gathering convened to discuss a topic for which we have no time here in Lebanon: wildlife films (http://www.92y.org/Tribeca/Event/Recognizing-the-Animal.aspx).  On hand was an academic with a book on the subject (a … Continue reading

The Hunt for a Man Leaves Women Too Low

By Mohamad Al-Oraybi LAU Tribune staff They say there are seven women for every man in Lebanon. And there is probably one gay man in every group of ten men. That leaves every 70 women with 9 single men. The number is scary and the competition is even scarier. In a country like Lebanon where … Continue reading

Travelling: Cure for the Soul – Exercise for the Mind

Of the joys and healthy lifestyles, travelling stands proud and enamoring, fundamental in the midst of the list. Accordingly, Its definitions in the English dictionary, travelling stands for a journey to distant places, an act where one moves from one place or point to another. Sometimes a journey is physical and personal, such as the … Continue reading

Religion Must Unite and Not Divide

By Assaad Hawwa LAU Tribune staff “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” “In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.” In both ways, worshippers glorify one and only God –the Almighty. Many people think that religion is an identity trait that distinguishes one … Continue reading

Enough With World War 2 Movies

Special to the LAU Tribune I want to get the message through as clearly as I can because it is such a sensitive subject. Every time I hear the world anti-Semite, it is always related to a Holocaust denier. I am not one of them but I am sick of World War II movies. The … Continue reading

Lack of Technical Courses at the Communication Arts Department

By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff Being an intern is one’s first experience in the workplace before he or she officially becomes an employee. For me, this preparatory stage was a surprise. From the first day, I was asked to throw away all the theoretical aspects I learned at LAU. I was introduced to a … Continue reading

Travelling to Study

By Joud Zaumot Special to the LAU Tribune I still remember the day I came to live here very well. I remember how my family said goodbye to me and how my mom held me so tight and tears came out of her eyes even though she tried to keep them for herself. I also … Continue reading

Instagram – Future of Photography?

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff As a photographer with an addiction to a classic camera, I’ve seen a new generation of photography materializing, with the implementation of easy-to-use camera applications such as Instagram into smart phones. Instagram is a free photo sharing application founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It allows its users … Continue reading

The GRE Should Be Cancelled

By Ranim Hadid LAU Tribune staff I am writing to argue against the GRE as an admissions’ requirement for post-graduate programs. GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. Students applying for master’s (excluding MBA’s) or doctoral degrees in English-speaking countries or at institutes where teaching is in English, must take it. This exam is a combination … Continue reading

The Unfair GPA System Compromises Academic Standards

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff Knowing the hawkish, corrupt minds anticipating the instigation of any argument to counter it aggressively –and yet through prose and poetry– few would want to slog their way through the criticism swamp. The majority’s unwillingness to address the imperfections of the academic system changes nothing of the fact that … Continue reading

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