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Feminism Deeply Rooted at the Humanities Department

By Ranim Hadid  LAU Tribune staff Saad sat in class, tapping his pen on the table while rolling his eyes at the “over-used topic.” “Almost every English or literature teacher I have taken a class with focuses her material on feminist issues,” he said. “I enjoy learning about equality but after the completion of many … Continue reading

Lack of Reading on Campus

By Caroline Feghaly LAU Tribune staff While choosing their electives, some students ignore the fact that the Liberal Arts curriculum –the program with which LAU prides itself– is based on reading and critical thinking. They opt for courses that require no-to-little reading from the selected textbooks. A member of CopyHouse, who wished to remain anonymous, … Continue reading

Students Creating Their Careers

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff “I used my car savings to open my business,” Hassan Chahine, a 20-year-old international business student, said proudly as he explained how he started his company. Chahine now owns an advertising agency that “aims to establish and dominate the medium of mobile advertising in Beirut and Lebanon as a … Continue reading

Political Parties Pay Student Tuition

By Mayya Al Ogaily LAU Tribune staff Reflecting the extent to which politics interfere at a micro level in Lebanon, major political parties in the country help fund the education of hundreds of university students, including several at LAU. Most, such as the Future Movement, Amal Party and Hizbollah, denied the claim, dismissing it as … Continue reading

Politicized Elections Leave No Space for Independents at LAU

By Zahi Sahli and Iman Soufan Tribune LAU staff  As the elections began on Friday, March 30th, LAU’s Beirut campus resembled a mini Lebanon with apparent partitions among the different political groups. Tight security measures were evident at the gate as the highly-anticipated elections kicked off. Security members checked the ID cards of students as … 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

The Run for Easy As

By Zeina Shehayeb LAU Tribune staff A student survey on the LAU Beirut campus confirmed that many LAU students target easy A courses to improve their GPAs and study less. The surveyed students shed light on 34 different courses that they referred to as “easy A” classes. These range from Computer Applications and Business Etiquette … 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

Students Lament Add-By-Force Procedures

By Rouba Jaafar LAU Tribune staff She sat on the floor, a BlackBerry phone in hand, trying to waste some time before her turn came. Her friend, with a blue ribbon in her hair, chewed her gum annoyingly. A few just stood there, discussing random topics to avoid boredom; courses, professors and what to do … Continue reading

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