The thing about journalism..

In the past decade, I noticed a certain trend. It made me rethink my purpose in college. Even after that, though, it still continued. As much as I tried over the years, it was harder and harder to find someone who believed in the dedication to the work on facts. Not everyone takes part in…

Voting in the Major A to F chords

The following is a reaction to an article read. And a very important message. The shame. The United States is literally the only country in the world to have an election-voting rights system the way it does. Citizens are not computers. Paper ballots are not fraud. And writing is a necessary tool in life but…

The broken record cracked.

Someone told me a few days ago, “we need to talk about it. We need to react.” This isn’t analysis. It’s officially too personal. But it’s important. Black Lives Matter. It’s not a trend. It’s not a fashion statement. It’s not even a lifestyle. It is a fact. It is reality. I have seen too…

8 clippings of news

This week in the news. We wrote a piece like this a few years ago. We’re going to try it out. This past year is an extraordinary year, not necessarily in a positive way. We’ve already discussed certain events. These past few weeks though have been charged with tension, emotions, and craziness. 1. Turkey’s Erdogan…

Cracked mirrors. We are to blame.

Welcome to a bizarre world. Welcome 2020. The vision has worn off. Our tinted glasses were simply confiscated. It seems to be the beginning. Last year, this past decade, these past six months. Does it matter? Not really. As I sit here writing comfortably under a roof with a balcony, jazz firing up from up…

Reactional thoughts on a skewered education system

So so much is wrong with this mentality around the SAT and the ACT. The only reason universities have used it as a criteria for applications is because there’s a lack of coherent education policy in the country. Yes, it’s true; no high school is created equal compared to other high schools. One town and…

Treatise on the world – post quarantine.

We all woke up from a daze. But not the governments. They think they did a good job. They did not. Déconfinement. Comment? People out in the streets without masks. Majority. People listening to the doctors’ recommendations. A stark minority. We are once again sheep. We have always been sheep. And there are two types…

reactional thoughts to thoughts on the racial contract

“But Barnhill’s leniency is selective—as The Appeal’s Josie Duffy Rice notes, Barnhill attempted to prosecute Olivia Pearson, a black woman, for helping another black voter use an electronic voting machine. A crime does not occur when white men stalk and kill a black stranger. A crime does occur when black people vote.” This is the…

a rant on the silence.

Recently my father explained the Lebanese revolution to a New Yorker. Her answer: “So why aren’t we protesting?” My father found it hilarious and typically New York.

Excuse the odd heated language here. It needs to be said sometimes in today’s age. We need to vent about what is happening. We need to rant against the stupid words spoken aloud.

So why, why indeed, are we not protesting?

A small sample of the revolution

Originally posted on LinaSays:
I’m sitting in Beirut airport after a whirlwind week. This was a trip delayed several times due to the ongoing revolution, an exciting and historic time for long-overdue change in Lebanon. If you don’t know, this popular uprisings began on 17 October 2019 with masses taking to the streets to protest…