Monthly Archives: February 2011

Al Jazeera English: Tells the stories that other networks do not

Throughout the semester, while watching the news and listening to some of my professors share their thoughts about the Egyptian demonstrations, I learned about Al Jazeera. I will be honest: Until last month, I had never heard of the news … Continue reading

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Leilet Omr: Exploring the diversity of the Middle East

At least 50 people experienced the cultural diversity of the Arab world at Leilet Omr on Sunday, Feb. 13. Northeastern University’s Arab Student Association (ArabSA) and the International Student & Scholar Institute (ISSI) sponsored the event, which was held at the Fenway Center … Continue reading

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A reflection on Presidents Day

With Presidents Day coming to a close, I wanted to dedicate a blog post to the good old George Washington. It’s awful to say, but I usually spend the holidays (excluding the major ones) in my room or at the … Continue reading

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Journalists must have a complete set of skills

Emily Sweeney, who has been a staff reporter for The Boston Globe since 2001, visited our class on Friday to talk about her experiences as a multimedia journalist. She writes stories for the paper and produces videos for the Internet and … Continue reading

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The need to increase citizens’ knowledge of the Middle East

Posting semiweekly about Egypt has made me think about the world…and my lack of knowledge. In order to fulfill requirements for both my international affairs minor and a prerequisite to travel on the Dialogue of Civilizations trip to Egypt, this … Continue reading

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This is just the beginning

On the first day without Hosni Mubarak as president, Egyptian army leaders reassured the world on Saturday that they would maintain a 1979 peace treaty with Israel. A spokesperson for the army said Egypt would continue to abide by all … Continue reading

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Free at last

The breaking news today that President Hosni Mubarak is stepping down in Egypt came unexpectedly, to me at least: “In these difficult circumstances, the country is passing by. President Hosni Mubarak has decided to step down…to step down as president … Continue reading

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