My Story of Change

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Starting college, I had my life planned out. But the thing about life is, you’re never fully prepared for it.

Feeling the Bern for Palestine

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For Arab American voters seeking refuge, many have their eyes and votes set on the Democratic candidates. However foreign policies may be the ultimate deal breaker.

Flint Water: The Deeper Problem

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There is no doubt that the recent Flint water crisis has broader implications for our country as a whole and that the direct cause was a decision by state-appointed officials to switch the city’s water supply.

Transitioning into Adulthood


Growing up made me appreciate the little things that my parents would do for me like cook a nice meal, buy junk food for the house, or fill my car with gas for me. Now that I am a (somewhat) full grown adult, I yearn for beloved the carefree times of my teenage years.

Expectations, I Mean Disappointments


All of us get upset by something, whether that’s someone, a bad grade, work problems etc. But why do we get upset? For the most part, the reason is our expectations that we have on people, things or relationships.

The Problem with Social Media and Its Effects


The bored millennial scrolls through her social media feed of choice. Lists of friends’ picture perfect photos and accomplishments; to millennials, these become goals. Sometimes it’s better to look into the mirror and set your own goals.

Reality Check

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There are some universal things that all people have in common. In psychology class, we learn about universal expressions, being one example. We easily become attached to the temporary things we love and they can become an identity without realizing it and when we lose it, it hurts.

Reflections on Secretary Johnson’s Visit to the University of Michigan-Dearborn


The overall purpose of the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Jeh Johnson’s visit to our campus was fairly clear: to establish relations with the large Muslim community in the area. Preceding his public address, he met with 20 student leaders from various organizations at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Much to my surprise, I was one of those students.

Is it about Islam?

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Last year, I published an article titled “Je Ne Suis Pas Charlie,” an attempt to both distance myself from the derogatory brand of egalitarianism displayed by the publication as well as the rash extremism of the abjectly un-Islamic militants. From Beirut to Paris, 2015 has proved that both occident and orient faces a clear and common enemy.