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Clean up Beirut

By Lama Al-Haqhaq Special to the LAU Tribune According to statistics provided by the World Health Organization, Beirut ranks as the 63rd most polluted city among 159 other cities in upper-middle income countries. As we can all tell, Beirut isn’t currently the most environmentally friendly city out there. While the people at Sukleen are doing … Continue reading

Online Profiles Could Affect Your Job

By Lama Al-Haqhaq Special to the LAU Tribune “I use Facebook to keep in touch with friends and upload pictures,” Farah Komati, a business student at the American University of Beirut, said. Little does she know that the popular site is now being used for much more then connecting with family and friends. Social networking … Continue reading

LAU Email

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff “It’s been four years since I’ve used my LAU email,” Allen Khoury, a graphic design student, said. “I’m just not used to it.” LAU’s official website states that the LAU email address is used for official communications from the university and so should be checked regularly. But some students … Continue reading

Bathroom issues

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff “I either use the Business Building bathrooms, or I just hold it,” Ranim Hadid, a communication arts student, said. “My friend uses the gym bathroom because it’s so clean.” LAU offers 16 bathrooms for males and another 16 for females, scattered across university buildings. When students were asked to … Continue reading

Coffee Shops vs. Library

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff A mess of books, pens and laptops tops the tables at Starbucks Koreitem. Some students silently read while others work in groups, noisily asking questions and sharing notes. When midterms loom and the time comes for serious studying, LAU students tend to leave the campus. The Riyad Nassar Library, … Continue reading

LAU’s Got Talent

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff Auditions for LAU’s Got Talent took place on the 16th, 17th and 18th of March in Nicol 221, LAU’s piano room. The auditions included a wide range of talents, such as singing and dancing. “There was a priority on the singing,” Zeina Shehayeb, a journalism student and one of … Continue reading

Street of the Week,Hamra by Night: the New Gemmayze

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff On the outskirts of main street Hamra, Neighbors pub welcomes anyone and everyone who happens to pass by. On Saturday night, 8:30 p.m. is typically early for nightlife to begin, yet Neighbors’ happy-hour lures in customers. The red and black stools and couches are filled with people enjoying their … Continue reading

Social Media and Change

Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff “Eleven rubber bullets extracted from our cameraman, including one in his forehead. Poor Bilal put his life on the line to give us great footage,” Lara El Gibaly, a journalist working in Cairo for Al-Jazeera English, wrote on her Facebook status on January 26th 2011. “Thanks, Bilal, and thanks to … Continue reading

Racha Hamadi: I Survived, Therefore I Speak

Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff “I don’t want to look weak.” Those were the first words Racha Hamadi, a 21-year-old communication arts major, said when she found out she has cancer. “Whenever you look at cancer, dare it. Never look at it with weakness, always challenge it,” she explained. Hamadi was sixteen when she was … Continue reading

International Students in the Unstable Lebanon

By Lama Al-Haqhaq LAU Tribune staff Badr Qaddah, a Canadian political science student, does not worry about the escalating tensions in Lebanon. “We go through this every year, it’s the same routine,” he explained. “The country hits a high point where there’s a lot of tension, suddenly you hear about shootings on the streets, then … Continue reading

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