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Don’t Pretend You Don’t See the Stain

By Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune staff “You know what I really think? I think you’re an egotistical phone call addict, cigarette smoking under estimator, who’s an over-indulgent skinny stick of woman, who chews gum too loudly and has bad ideas, bad breath, bad teeth, bad grades, bad boyfriends, bad hair and truly and utterly bad … Continue reading

Melanoma Rising, Lebanon Declining

By Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune staff Rima, a 42-year-old mother of three, comfortably lounges on a tanning bed while she sips chilled carrot juice and adjusts her sunglasses. No one could mistake that smile on her mouth as she inhales deeply and exhales with a contented sigh. In her mind, she is doing her body … Continue reading

Walking Tall on Stilts

Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune Staff She’s very late to class and her teacher has been known to lock students out if they are not punctual. The young girl scurries hazardously through the LAU mid-gate on unsteady ground, watching out for every crack and crevice that might make her trip. Instead of marching valiantly on flat … Continue reading

The Dreaded F

By Mohamad Yahia Hamade and Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune staff Three days before the exam’s date, the agitation on Youssef’s unkempt face is blatantly obvious. His thoughts are fixed on the fear that will cripple his cognition during the upcoming test. “I don’t know what happens to me,” Youssef, an LAU Beirut student, said. Embarrassed … Continue reading

A Vote for Security

By Caroline Hodroj LAU Tribune staff Goelle Fadel, an 18-year-old psychology major, comfortably chewed on a sandwich at the cafeteria, while her eyes skimmed a psychology textbook. This is her first year in Lebanon and so far her stay has been enjoyable. She looked serene till the word “election” was blurted out unexpectedly. Her mouth … Continue reading

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