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Maybe It’s time to wake up: نوم الغزلان

If you’re expecting a cathartic release, think again. Through this ingenious production, Lina Abyad and her team hold the audience captive as they listen to story after story of Syrian asylum seekers. And when you’re about to scream out: ‘No … Continue reading

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Literature Activity: The danger of having NO story

In my literature class this semester, I had a theme relating to “The Danger of a Single Story”. This was inspired by Chimamanda Adichie’s TED Talk, in which she discusses the nature of literature and cultural misconceptions. Why do we … Continue reading

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On My Mental Health

I have always kept my hair straight, though it’s naturally curly. I don’t know how to sketch, but I’ve perfected the art of drawing lines. I’m an onion with layers, but someone told me the best part lies at the … Continue reading

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All we need is a community!

The title is reminiscent of the beautiful TEDxBeirut event organized last year, but as our dear Patsy so generously states, size doesn’t matter. And this blog is in honor of the incredible evenings spent at TEDxSKE.  On March 19, 2009, … Continue reading

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A fly on the wall…

Screaming. shouting. frail nerves. comments flying through the air. 15 individuals each making their point of view extremely clear. sometimes too clear. but it’s beautiful. Sometimes I wish I could just be an observer, simply to take an objective look … Continue reading

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Creating monsters…and then complaining when they groan!

Philip Zimbardo talks about The Lucifer Effect, or understanding how good people turn evil. The process is actually easier than you think. Recipe: frustrated individuals with no visible means of changing their circumstances political/religious leaders who add fuel to fire … Continue reading

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