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Sanayeh: Tranquility Within Beirut’s Chaos

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff As Samia, Laila and Zubaida sit on a bench shaded by the large trees, they re-live the memories they once shared as children. “We come here everyday, together. Our neighbors do too,” Samia said. “We always used to come here when we were younger, almost everyday.” “Over fifty years … 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

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

Little Philippines in Hamra

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff Walking up the narrow street, with a far-distanced view of a quaint church in the foreground, I was one of the few non-Asian women making their way towards the Catholic Church. The church is situated in Hamra, one of Beirut’s busiest areas. This small yet bustling side street is … Continue reading

One Ball Unites All

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff “Home sweet home” is not always true, especially during football games. If you don’t believe me, just take a tour of Beirut’s coffee shops during a major football game. I myself toured some of Beirut’s coffee shops and interviewed some of their owners and managers. I also spoke to … 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

Lack of Reading on Campus

By Caroline Feghaly LAU Tribune staff While choosing their electives, some students ignore the fact that the Liberal Arts curriculum –the program with which LAU prides itself– is based on reading and critical thinking. They opt for courses that require no-to-little reading from the selected textbooks. A member of CopyHouse, who wished to remain anonymous, … Continue reading

Strike at Beirut Airport Delays Flights

Rafic Hariri International Airport employees join the strike of the General Labor confederation which affected the departing and arriving flights. The National News Agency said seven departing and arriving flights were affected by the strike of Middle East Airlines employees that started at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. “We call on employees at the MEA … Continue reading

Locked metal box found in Beirut airport highway

An enormous locked metal box was found Friday during excavation work behind a wedding reception hall on the main Beirut airport highway. According to the Daily Star, security sources said that the box was found by coincidence as workers were digging into the earth to build a supporting wall for the Golden Plaza wedding hall. … Continue reading

Lebanese Universities Battle for “Likes”

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff LAU and the American University of Beirut (AUB) advertise their social media channels on their official websites. LAU administrates five official Facebook pages, including: LAU alumni, LAU Libraries, LAU news and information, LAU Students and Tomorrow’s Leaders Scholarship Program. AUB, on the other hand, has only one official … Continue reading

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