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Wled El Balad: A Revolution through the Beat

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff When you listen to their music, you don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Organized by four university students, “Wled El Balad” is one of the few Middle Eastern bands that play a distinct hybrid of rock with Arabic lyrics. The band’s members, Mohamad Hodeib, Saad Malaeb, Mahmoud … Continue reading

Ken and his Barbies

Tala El-Riz LAU Tribune staff Ken arrives and she runs off to alert her friends of his presence. He’s dressed in a perfectly ironed pink chemise, paired with perfectly squared trousers and matching grey moccasins. The elegant Ken walks into LAU and the girls are never the same.  One asks her friend: “Do I look … Continue reading

The Truth about Muscles

By Tala El Riz LAU Tribune staff A month ago, the young LAU student looked like Tintin, the famous skinny detective, but today, he’s Johnny Bravo’s twin brother. Sitting on the bench in front of him, a young woman admired his biceps and the enormous, confident laugh on his face. “What’s the reason for this … Continue reading

A Statement of Faith, a Statement of Fashion

By Tala El-Riz LAU Tribune staff It’s dark, perfectly shaped, and it gives him a sharp edge to his look. He says he can’t go on without it for it completes his physical appearance. Hady H., a computer science major at LAU, explained why the beard is essential to him. “The beard according to me … Continue reading

Lebanese vs. International Designers

By Tala El Riz LAU Tribune staff Rim Bazzi, a business student at LAU, carries around a flashy pink bag as she rushes around campus. Although it recalls the elegance of Chanel, the small piece of luggage carries the name of Sandra Jaffal, an increasingly famous Lebanese designer. “Instead of buying [Chanel], I encourage our … Continue reading

LAU Student Tanya Khalil: Design with an Attitude

By Tala El Riz LAU Tribune staff Tanya Khalil, a 19-year-old theatre major at LAU, doubles as a fashion designer. Khalil started her fashion line, Tyente, in 2007. The idea behind it was to use the craze for fashion and beauty to generate goodwill. The profit Tyente made this year went to a children’s cancer … Continue reading

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