Standing Up, and For Each Other

  Over the last 4 years my Facebook home page has always been about three kinds of people; ones that are against the government, ones that are pro-government and the neutral ones or in other words the people who are too scared to make a statement or don’t see enough reasons to stand withone side…

Syrian actions speak louder than Syrian words

As more Syrians are graduating from IIT every semester, we had a challenge to maintain the Syrian club this year. The question was whether it was worth it to keep the club running with fewer members and bigger loads of work than ever before. With the advice of two amazing mentors of ours, we decided…

Kalona Fall Festival

One of the great benefits of us coming to United States other than having a great education and working in this beautiful country is to make great friends. Last week we were invited by our amazing friends Cal and Shirley to attend the Kalona Fall festival in Iowa and to spend the weekend at their…

A New Semester with Syrian Club at IIT

Hey everyone, I am writing on behalf of the new Syrian Club board members to introduce ourselves, our mission and tell you about our events and goals for this upcoming semester. The Syrian club is a non-political, non-religious organization at IIT, aimed to present the Syrian cultures to the IIT diverse community through free events…

Supporting Syria from the streets and the people of Chicago

“We all have heard and seen in people in Syria. The refugee crisis has taken way too many lives. While feeling bad about the situation and discussing about it what most of us can do, there are a few other things we can do to provide help. A little that we could do was go…

The Ebola Virus – Students Speak at Illinois Tech

We are pleased to once again introduce you to our good friend Jong Massaquoi — a fellow IIT student from the country of Liberia. Jong is a 4th year student in the IIT Stuart College of Business with a minor in architecture. A fellow classmate at Illinois Tech; Jong was among the very first people that greeted many…

At Illinois Tech, it’s “Up to Us” – as university students

Illinois Tech is a very sociable environment. A lot of activities – professional, extracurricular and community service – take place on campus every day.  Every since arriving at IIT, I have always wanted to be part and join this supportive environment because the “vitality and mentality” of higher education in the United States is very…