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Behind the hijab

Behind the hijab

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 14, 2016

The topic of religion can be a touchy subject to some. UA senior Israa Eddeb hosted an event called Veiled Conversation to teach students about Islam and clear any misconceptions they might have. This event, held on March 9 in Bierce Library room 274A, offered individuals the chance to spark conv...

Muslim speaker visits UA

Muslim speaker visits UA

By Sofia Syed, Arts & Life Editor

March 16, 2015

The University of Akron’s Muslim Students Association presented a lecture by renowned preacher, Yusuf Estes. This event was held on Thursday, March 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Almost 800 people from the surrounding Akron area filled the Quaker Station to see Estes’ lecture. Estes centered his presentation...

No food for the soul

No food for the soul

By Zaina Salem, Managing Editor

July 23, 2014

It’s 3:43 a.m. and I’m piling as much food into my stomach as I possibly can. I guzzle down a bottle of water as I try almost unsuccessfully to keep my heavy eyelids open. I contemplate making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich only to realize there is just two minutes left before sunrise. Once...

Islamophobia: Don’t let it happen to you

September 25, 2012

Written by: Zaina Salem “Mommy, what’s wrong with her head?” Pointing directly at my best friend, who wears a headscarf, was a confused and curious little boy. As the boy’s mother tried unsuccessfully to hush her son, my friend and I broke into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. Although it was quite amu...