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“Whatever You See Affects You”

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff Sitting in my Media Law and Ethics class, I was shocked to watch the video of the so-called “King of Kings” Mo’ammar Gaddafi being kicked, humiliated and gradually murdered at the hands of Libyan rebels. No matter how hard I try to describe the disturbing images using text, watching … 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

Lebanese People: Grow Up!

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff When I look at my country Lebanon and find that the population under poverty line is nearly 30 percent, with a high unemployment rate, and realize that Lebanese people’s basic needs are neglected, I ask myself when are we ever going to wake up. When I say basic needs, … Continue reading

Young Instructors Aim Big

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff  It was the first day of the academic year. She entered the classroom casually like any other student. She wore tight trendy jeans, a grey and white v-neck shirt and a funky green scarf around her neck. Inconspicuously, she spread her books, papers and laptop on her desk, yearning … Continue reading

NGOs at LAU

Layan Doueik LAU Tribune contributor The Lebanese American University hosted on April 13 its second NGO fair under the slogan of “civic action speaks louder than words.” It featured 94 diverse organizations representing various causes and civic life issues. The event included activities such as a contest with valuable prizes, documentaries about projects done by … Continue reading

Remembering the Genocide

  By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune contributor The Armenian student club at LAU marked the 96th commemoration of the Armenian genocide on April 21 at LAU Beirut. The event included music, dance performances, and three speeches. Ghassan Rahbani, prominent Lebanese composer and singer, and Pierre Sarkis, LAU history professor, were the guests of honor. Chant … Continue reading

A Generation of Coffee

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune contributor It is 6:30 a.m.. The Lebanese American University’s upper gate expects no visitors yet. However, something gently yawns and ruminates right behind the campus’ entry. It is nothing but the ritual of Ali Hamade’s famous “white van” as it opens its trunk. Hamade begins a typical day with his … Continue reading

“Immortals” Triumph

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune contributor Despite many injuries, the “Immortals,” LAU’s rugby varsity team, dominated the court of Bhamdoun last Saturday, initiating the season with a smashing victory over “Galacticos,” the USJ varsity team. The “Immortals” won the last season without any losses and are planning to remain undefeated this fall too. During the … Continue reading

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