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“Whatever You See Affects You”

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff Sitting in my Media Law and Ethics class, I was shocked to watch the video of the so-called “King of Kings” Mo’ammar Gaddafi being kicked, humiliated and gradually murdered at the hands of Libyan rebels. No matter how hard I try to describe the disturbing images using text, watching … Continue reading

LAU Female Students Wear Provocative Clothing

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune staff Sitting on the bench at the upper gate, a girl wore a dress too short to protect her thighs from the heat stored in the bench. Her legs crossed as she wiggled her foot and her heel slid off as she picked it back up. This kept going for … Continue reading

The Walking Stars

By Farrah Berrou LAU Tribune contributor It’s typically said that one could drive all over Lebanon within the span of four hours. But what if one were to walk? Seeing that the country is the size of a geographical kumquat, two Norwegian adventurers, Matias and Jørgen, who met in Beirut, decided to walk from Lebanon’s … Continue reading

Homosexuals Accepted in Some Areas of Campus, Not in Others

By Natalia Elmani LAU Tribune staff Walking slowly up the large steps in front of Nicol Hall, Tarek leans down to kiss his friends on the cheek as he makes his way to the edge of the stairs, an area that is the base for his contagious laugh and poppy jokes. Just like some of … Continue reading

The GRE Should Be Cancelled

By Ranim Hadid LAU Tribune staff I am writing to argue against the GRE as an admissions’ requirement for post-graduate programs. GRE stands for Graduate Record Examination. Students applying for master’s (excluding MBA’s) or doctoral degrees in English-speaking countries or at institutes where teaching is in English, must take it. This exam is a combination … Continue reading

Private Hospitals to Stop Accepting NSSF Patients

Private hospitals in Lebanon will stop accepting patients funded by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) as of Monday. The decision was taken by the head of the Association for Private Hospitals Suleiman Haroun after the NSSF refused to comply with the hospitals’ increase of charges. The cost of overnight for patients in hospitals has reached 200,000 LPB per night … Continue reading

The Unfair GPA System Compromises Academic Standards

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune staff Knowing the hawkish, corrupt minds anticipating the instigation of any argument to counter it aggressively –and yet through prose and poetry– few would want to slog their way through the criticism swamp. The majority’s unwillingness to address the imperfections of the academic system changes nothing of the fact that … Continue reading

Food Poisoning: An Unsolved Lebanese Crisis

By Aseel Baidoun LAU Tribune staff Marian Hanna was taken to a hospital by her roommate after she ate a chicken-and-cheese sandwich from a well-known Lebanese restaurant. Her severe stomach ache and vomiting turned out to be symptoms of food poisoning. Hanna is among the thousands who fall victims of spoiled food in Lebanon on … Continue reading

Lebanese Politicians Invade Twitter

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff Zouhair Al Saati, a 72-year-old man, has never touched a computer in his life. He considers Internet a time-wasting disease. But lately, Al Saati has been asking his children to log in to Twitter to get the latest tweets from Lebanese politicians active on the micro blogging site. … Continue reading

Beirut River Contaminated With Filth

By Ranim Hadid LAU Tribune staff After a long a day he sat down to eat his black olives in the old rusty tin with a loaf of Arabic bread by his side, Bshara Amin, an old Lebanese fisherman who lives right between Beirut’s riverbank and the sea, complained that the stench he wakes up … Continue reading

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