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Guy Fawkes : a Revolutionary Mask

By Farah Al Saati LAU Tribune staff As the police screams, beats and drenches demonstrators with hot water and pepper spray, only one face stays rigid with a motionless expression, a coy smile and a weird moustache –the face of Guy Fawkes. A chalk-white mask pops up in every protest against corrupt authorities around the … Continue reading

Give Abbas Hassan a Break and Expect the Doable

By Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune Staff Lebanon goalkeeper Abbas Hassan’s performance on his competitive debut may have been unconvincing, but fans must stand behind him instead of showering him with abuse. Many fans jeered the keeper for his blunder while some players sounded their disappointment with Hassan’s performance, doubting his ability to remain as manager … Continue reading

The Other Face of Beirut: Crime, Drugs and Prostitution

By Samia Buhulaiyem LAU Tribune staff Walking in Downtown Beirut in the midst of the cafés spread to the right and left, one cannot but feel he is walking around one the most famous capitals of the world. One café follows the French style, another follows the Italian, others follow the English. This is the … Continue reading

I Do Not Want to Look Like Schwarzenegger

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff A soft woolen grey dress tops her black high heels. Twenty-year-old Kholoud Mardini walks graciously into the room. She carries a large handbag that hides another side of her character. Running shoes, a leotard and a bottle of water.  Five minutes later, the young woman is on a heavy … 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

Sports Mania

By Mohamad Al-Oraiby LAU Tribune Staff   Ten-year-old Samir Bsat wakes up in his football-shaped bed every morning. Gazing at the posters of the famous Kaka around his room, Samir runs to find his remote and opens the sports channel. Samir’s seventeen-year-old sister and worst enemy Sarah is not a fan of her little brother’s … Continue reading

Messi, Again.

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune Staff   For the third time in a row, Barcelona’s Lionel Messi earned the title of the world’s best player of the year, winning the FIFA Ballon d’Or at an awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, on January 9. The Ballon d’Or annually honors the European football player of the year … Continue reading

The Tribune Shops in Sabra and Chatila

By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff A huge portrait of a March 8 figure stands still on the entrance to welcome visitors. On both sides of the narrow street, which depends on sun rays during the day and fluorescent light bulbs in the night, you can see two-by-two-meter shops and scattered shopping carriages. Crowds of … Continue reading

A Love for the Drama

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff Abu El-Zelof, Edward, Harold, Ghader and Majed are familiar names to those who have watched or heard the plays of Ziad Rahbani. But behind these characters is a bigger one called Ziad Abu Absi. Abu Absi is a man who made so many people laugh when he’s quite a … Continue reading

BlackBerry Bold: An Extra Brain at your Service

By Samia Buhulaiyem LAU Tribune staff Hani Kurdy, a businessman who recently purchased a BlackBerry Bold, stood in his bathroom, ready to shave and shower, when he received an important email from a business associate. “I immediately forwarded it to a third party while still in the bathroom,” he said. “This alone is profit and money. … Continue reading

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