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LAU become a Non-Smoking Campus?

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff “Smoking in all LAU buildings is strictly PROHIBITED,” says the Student Life section of LAU’s website.  A professor walks out of class on the third floor of Nicol and gets a whiff of smoke. On the stairway, Ranim Hadid, journalism major, is calmly smoking her cigarette between classes. “I … Continue reading

Shrapnel to the Heart

By EleenaKorban LAU Tribune staff Soft lights decorate the stage. An old man sits leaning on his walking stick next to a little girl holding flowers. Jazzy music serenades around ten actors walking on stage in a predetermined route. “Stop!”LinaAbiad, assistant professor of communication arts, screams, four seconds into the performance. “Start again.” One of … Continue reading

“The People Want to Overthrow the Regime”

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff “For sectarianism, exploitation, favoritism and corruption… a revolution!” protesters chanted. For four consecutive Sundays, the secular citizens of Lebanon marched through the streets of Lebanon, demanding the overthrow of Lebanon’s confessional regime. Assad Thebian, a social media consultant and secularist, nicely sums up the movement’s demands. “We want to … Continue reading

Old, New and Revolutionary Poetry

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff “Any piece that lacks rhythm and rhyme is not poetry, today we heard prose,” poet Henry Zogheib explained, as he accused the participants in a poetry competition –including the winners– of ignoring the beautiful images poetry is meant to have. Zogheib, along with fellow poets Bassima Botlouly and Josef … Continue reading

Middle East Turmoil within LAU

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff Mohammad Wafa, an Egyptian finance major at LAU, could not concentrate on his studies, although the final exam period for the fall of 2010 had not ended. Television stations broadcast images of the January 25 Egyptian uprisings while the world waited impatiently for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to resign. … Continue reading

“Beats,” More Like “دقات”

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff The first ever LAU music club performance, “Beats,” rocked the campus on Friday March 4 with the help of LAU’s event planning club. The concert is attributed to the new and innovative music club president, Wael Tarabay. What differentiated this concert from previous music club performances, which usually occurred … Continue reading

Buying Assignments

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff When a teacher assigns a paper or an essay, some students smile calmly while others frantically try to jot down notes and instructions about the upcoming homework. The difference between the two is a phone number. With the help of A students looking to make money, an LAU graduate … Continue reading

“Shankaboot” Sweeps the Nation

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff It’s on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook but, more importantly, it’s in the hearts of many Lebanese. Shankaboot is the world’s first Arabic Web Drama. The show, “an interactive web series from the streets and rooftops of Beirut,” as shankaboot.com describes it, is sponsored by Batoota Films, which in turn … Continue reading

Chatroulettle: The Anatomy of Strangers

By Eleena Korban LAU Tribune staff I set up my laptop, asked for an Internet card, paid for my coffee and typed http://www.chatroulette.com into my browser. Then followed a series of events that quickly escalated into a worrying status. It wasn’t until the entire café saw a male genital organ on my screen that I realized … Continue reading

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