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Iman Soufan

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Omar Turk: A Basketball Story

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff When Omar Turk was a child, his mother forbade him from playing basketball until his schoolwork was completed. Turk considered this as the “ultimate punishment.” No matter how many times she would use it against him, it would always work. The ongoing support that Turk’s family offered eventually helped … Continue reading

Instagram – Future of Photography?

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff As a photographer with an addiction to a classic camera, I’ve seen a new generation of photography materializing, with the implementation of easy-to-use camera applications such as Instagram into smart phones. Instagram is a free photo sharing application founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger. It allows its users … Continue reading

The Journey of a Construction Fanatic

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff Mopping the greasy floors of Burger King every night for 185 days was Osama Hadid’s worst memory during his university years. Majoring in engineering, he studied in Kansas, United States, and graduated in 1981. The nauseating smell of the chemicals at Burger King wasn’t something he looked forward to … Continue reading

High Ranks Still Belong to Men

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff In fall 2010, the number of full-time male faculty was listed as 165 and females are 118. But what seems like an encouraging statistic becomes more disappointing with further scrutiny. The number of professors may be broken down by rank, with six categories ranging with assistant instructor as the … Continue reading

My Personal Experience So Far – Iman Soufan

The thought of putting an entire newspaper together freaked me out, using a foreign program (InDesign), staying in university till 10pm or 11pm wasn’t too comforting either; all in all, my initial feelings were opposite to what I feel now. I actually look forward to it all. As one of the editors for the ‘Culture … Continue reading

Cendrillon: A Ballet from Monte Carlo to Beirut

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff Cinderella, dressed in a rag-like dark green dress, barefoot, moved on the stage in a controlled manner that characterized her innocent personality. She stood out amongst the dancers, who were all dressed in beautifully colored costumes and makeup. The stark difference highlighted her simplicity and made the audience sympathize … Continue reading

Lebanese “American” University?

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune staff Refraining herself from interrupting class discussion, Lea Assir gazed down at the ground while folding her arms across the front, not understanding what was being said. Fidgeting with her pen, she made the decision not to speak up and ask her classmates to voice their opinion in English. Instead, … Continue reading

Nepal Child Marriages

By Iman Soufan LAU Tribune contributor According to human rights activists, a child bride is killed every month in Nepal, mostly over arguments of dowry. Child marriages are common in Nepal. Parents of girls as young as four years old marry off their daughters to teenage boys for financial and social reasons. The assumption is … Continue reading

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