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On Love and War

By Maria Fellas LAU Tribune staff Sahar Moukaddem, a journalism student, and Alexandra Shrayteh, an LAU alumna, sat down with Arabic lecturer Rachid Al-Daif late December to discuss their recently published novels with an audience of literary enthusiasts. Students from Daif’s creative writing class attended the gathering along with humanities chair Vahid Bahmardi, vice president … Continue reading

Wled El Balad: A Revolution through the Beat

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff When you listen to their music, you don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. Organized by four university students, “Wled El Balad” is one of the few Middle Eastern bands that play a distinct hybrid of rock with Arabic lyrics. The band’s members, Mohamad Hodeib, Saad Malaeb, Mahmoud … Continue reading


By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff It’s midterm time. Surrounded by piles of books and papers, Riva El Assaad, a pre-med student at LAU, looks very anxious. Lucky enough, she has a friend next to her. Someone who knows well how to make her biology courses more digestible; her treasured “shisha” is the only companion … Continue reading

Spinster Vs Bachelor

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff According to the Oxford dictionary, a spinster, or old maid, is “an old woman beyond the usual age for marriage.” Many articles have been written on Yomna Mokhtar, 27-year-old journalist and creator of the Facebook group “aawanis men agl al-taghier” or “spinsters for change.” The group created considerable controversy … Continue reading

To Campus in a Cab

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff “Ya hawa ruh w ello.. Ello keer shtaatello,” the voice coming out of the radio speaker sings. Playing loud romantic Arabic songs, nagging about politics and the rising living costs, or interfering in your personal relationships, taxi drivers in Beirut make your ride an adventure. “They take long roads … Continue reading

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff AUB assistant professor of medicine Dr.Rihab Nasr proposed a new therapeutic way to target the chemoresistant stem cells, a technique known as “the Directed Targeting Strategy.” Her presentation came as part of a lecture at the LAU biology department on February 28. Cancer stem cells (CSC) make up a … Continue reading

I L**ve my Teacher

Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff Once upon a time, a girl had a consuming crush on a guy. He had green eyes, a brilliant smile and a striking voice. He taught her things related to existence, knowledge, values and mind. But this was fitting. He was, after all, her philosophy teacher. Nellie A., a political … Continue reading

Health Is the Biggest Wealth

By Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff  The colors in the children cancer center of Beirut (CCCL) create an imaginary world for kids far from reality. I entered the volunteer team for the CCCL with the purpose of giving cancer children hope, listen to their talks and support them throughout their fight with the disease. But … Continue reading

A Dazzling Performance by the LAU Choir

By Sahar Mokaddem LAU Tribune staff  An audience of LAU students, staff, faculty and children attended the university’s annual Christmas concert by the LAU choir at the Irwin Hall auditorium on December 19. Christmas carols and songs filled the theater’s ambiance with a spirit of love and peace. Music instructor Leila Dabbaghi directed the choir … Continue reading

Be a Man: Stand against Domestic Violence

Sahar Moukaddem LAU Tribune staff Working at a public school in Beirut with kids aged between 5 and 10 years, I once witnessed a telling incident. The kids’ innocent smiles and laughs, enough to draw big fat smiles on our grown-up faces, suddenly faded away when I heard a 7-year-old boy shouting violently at his … Continue reading

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