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Layan Doueik

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Graduation: Now You Want It, Now You Don’t

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff Full schedule, hectic days and endless studying hours define my three years at LAU. I was seventeen then and eager to end this journey as soon as possible to start the career I always dreamed of. Today, however, thinking about graduation makes me feel uncomfortable for an unknown reason. … Continue reading

Students and Fortune-Telling

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff   “The partially-veiled woman placed a seashell in my palm and asked me to think deeply of an issue that I want to know about and then told me to crack a nut to break the curse,” Sumayyah Radwan, a 20-year-old education student at LAU, said sarcastically after undergoing … 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

Le Liban Fracophone

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff “Tu as bien étudier pour l’examen?” A young brunette lady holding a pile of books asked. “Oui, ça va, et toi?” A young man with eyeglasses answered in a rush to get to class. This is not France. I overheard this conversation while passing through the corridor, a typical conversation … Continue reading

Living in My Parents’ Shadows

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff “I am a business graduate by force, an artist by nature,” Nancy, who refused to give her family name, said defiantly. Nancy is an LAU alumna who was forced to enter the business world. Her dream of becoming a director took its last breath with her dad’s rejection of … Continue reading

LAU Students Proceed, LU Students Protest

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff After a long three-month summer, the academic year at the Lebanese American University resumed smoothly but the Lebanese University’s fall term has been paused until further notice. Samara Nour Eddine, an 18-year-old freshman who ranked second among the candidates applying for architecture at the LU, is eagerly waiting to … Continue reading

Blindly In Love

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff She entered the café discreetly as she excused her cologne to pass before her. She took a glimpse around the place, seeking a table with a sole man pondering. He is not there yet. She sat at the farthest table near the wall, waiting patiently to uncover her target. … Continue reading

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