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Khader Samer: Unlucky Winner

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune staff Always dressed casually, usually in jeans and shirt, Khader Samer is calm and serious. The civil engineer student who won the Tribune draw, explains that he “did not even know that there was a prize or a draw” when he liked the Tribune’s page. During our event few weeks … Continue reading

Meet the Only Male in the Education Department

By Carla Hazarian LAU Tribune staff Currently finishing his last semester at LAU, Fouad Bocti is an education major with a minor in philosophy and English. What makes his student life a little different from that of his peers is that he is the only male in his department. “Yeah, I don’t think this is … Continue reading

Lana Shehadeh: One Hand in the Classroom, One in the Ancient Ruins.

By Natalia Elmani LAU Tribune staff She slowly walks into the classroom and tosses her bag on the front desk. She grabs a marker and, in large letters, writes her name across the white board: “Lana Shehadeh.” With her hair clipped up in a bun and a colored scarf laid loosely around her neck, Shehadeh … Continue reading

Lina Khoury: The Actress, Director and Entrepreneur

By Mohamad Al Oraybi LAU Tribune staff Lina Khoury rolls her cigarette and enjoys a cup of coffee before her class. She walks from the gate to Nicol Hall with her curly hair moving with the breeze. She was once an LAU student and today walks on the same campus as an instructor, teaching Art … Continue reading

Al Hassan Dandash: Youngest Professional in Lebanese League

By Francesco Laurenti LAU Tribune staff The youngest professional basketball player in the Lebanese league, business senior Al Hassan Dandash is the captain of the LAU Varsity Team. With the encouragement of his father, Dandash started playing basketball at four – just when other children begin learning their first words. “Basketball is my passion, it’s … Continue reading

Ahmad Kabbani: Chemistry Enthusiast

 By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff Pens in hand, 19 students took notes as they stared at the board to keep up with the teacher. They barely noticed me as I entered their Chemical Principles class in Sage G01. Their full concentration struck me. I mechanically checked the time on my cell phone; it was … Continue reading

Rola Rizk: The Pillar of the Fine Arts and Foundation Studies

By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff Sitting behind the black chair with her light brown curls lying on her shoulders, Rola Rizk busily types an email addressed to the faculty. Her red finger tips swiftly move through the keyboard. Once a student at LAU, Rizk is today an academic assistant for the fine arts and … Continue reading

Raghida Ibrahim: Full of Life

By Ranim Hadid LAU Tribune staff Five minutes before class starts, students are already seated and waiting to greet their teacher. Raghida Ibrahim walks into her classroom with her fiery red hair and a smile that stretches from ear to ear. She asks her students to fix their seating arrangement and it is done immediately. … Continue reading

Women to the Rescue

By Caroline Feghaly LAU Tribune staff I entered the office and found myself in a different world. The white walls were covered with posters and paintings of women. There was also a cupboard filled with several books whose titles revealed tales of women. Nisa’a Min Biladi (Women from my Country), Soltanat al Shasha (Giants of … Continue reading

Nader Dernaika: Acting Up

By Carla Hazarian LAU Tribune staff He sat calmly in the LAU courtyard looking on with the vigorous smile of a passionate artist. Communication arts student Nader Dernaika’s genuine desire and obvious talent led him to act in four LAU plays to date. He definitely has the personal and professional attributes that suit his craft. … Continue reading

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