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I Am an Engineer, Not a Truck Driver

By Aseel Baidoun LAU Tribune staff One year after graduating from LAU as a mechanical engineer, the only job offer Tareq Kasim received was that of a truck driver. A Palestinian refugee who graduated in spring 2011, Tarek Kasim, is still unemployed even though he applied for positions at dozens of engineering companies around Lebanon. … Continue reading

The Hunt for a Man Leaves Women Too Low

By Mohamad Al-Oraybi LAU Tribune staff They say there are seven women for every man in Lebanon. And there is probably one gay man in every group of ten men. That leaves every 70 women with 9 single men. The number is scary and the competition is even scarier. In a country like Lebanon where … Continue reading

Travelling to Study

By Joud Zaumot Special to the LAU Tribune I still remember the day I came to live here very well. I remember how my family said goodbye to me and how my mom held me so tight and tears came out of her eyes even though she tried to keep them for herself. I also … 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

Raise Your Voice Hacks the Ministry of Labor Website on May 1st

To commemorate labor day, a group called “Raise Your Voice” hacked the Ministry of Labor website on Tuesday the 1st of May.  RYV replaced the website page with a picture of a overweight politician unable to stand up representing the government being spoon fed by an emaciated African  representing the people. Apart from the caricature, … 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

International Heritage Day at LAU

By Lyn Abu-Seraj LAU Tribune staff LAU hosted the annual International Heritage Day celebration last Wednesday in front of the Fine Arts building. Flags from Iraq, Palestine, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Lebanon, the United States of America, Greece, Armenia and France colored the campus. Every year, different clubs get together to celebrate their countries’ heritage … 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

Lebanese People: Grow Up!

By Layan Doueik LAU Tribune staff When I look at my country Lebanon and find that the population under poverty line is nearly 30 percent, with a high unemployment rate, and realize that Lebanese people’s basic needs are neglected, I ask myself when are we ever going to wake up. When I say basic needs, … Continue reading

Draw pits Lebanon in Group A of World Cup Qualifiers

Zahi Sahli LAU Tribune Staff The Lebanese national team has been drawn into Group A in the fourth round of the World Cup qualifiers alongside Iran, South Korea, Uzbekistan and Qatar. Lebanon has managed to avoid meeting with heavyweights Japan and Australia, who were drawn with Jordan, Iraq and Omar in Group B. The draw … Continue reading

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