Innovation in cooperation

Science fascinates us every day with amazing innovations that facilitate our life, but the problems that are facing us, as a humankind, and our big home earth are becoming tougher and severer, from climate change to gender parity etc… In digital age, where computers and programming might be the new force of power that shapes…

STANDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM

How does it feel to live in a devastating conflict? Where everyone is mainly concerned about his safety, and his essential demands in life! How does it feel if your country started to fall apart as soon as you started building your future? [The] war in Syria has destroyed all sectors of life, including education and…

Floating in the space of science

As medical students of today and future physicians, we will be dealing with the human body. This idea itself forms a serious challenge and keeps us alert of the importance of building a robust basis of knowledge through which we can catch up with the rapid advances in the different fields of medicine. Knowing that…

The first step to success!!

It was back when I first entered elementary school, that my views, opinions,[and] imagination started to grow. I was excited partly because I will finally get to change my old school uniform, and wear a new one that suits the new academic level I reached. But just as how symbolic this transition was, so did…

#SyriaShines

The other day, a friend sent me a link to a video titled #SyriaShines. Now it’s understandable why I would be excited about any piece that would shine some light on Syrians other than the news outlets mostly concerned with politics and conflict updates. But this one was exceptionally touching to me. It shows a…

Planting the Seeds of Knowledge

Living in Syria has become so difficult and tragic, and at times this seems to be impossible day after day. We’ve lost everything we own in the war in Syria. I’ve lived through the worst times that Syria has faced during my life time. I am searching for better educational opportunity, so that I can gain the knowledge…

A Classroom Without Borders

I don’t know where to start. The story goes back to my first year of college in Syria. “Don’t you think Hatahet would be a designer?” said Professor Michalle Zayat (I think he probably was making fun of me). For the past 10 years, it felt like when I made a step forward something would…

To be or not to be

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a good doctor? Going further, what it is like to be a human?  As a medical student, you must have considered leaving your own trace. In fact, you should believe in yourself and your abilities if you want to take a hand in building a…

Lighting a candle in a starless night

Living under a war-torn sky has shaped our lives to relate to war with every single detail of it. Sometimes we felt helpless; we felt our youth slipping away. Every time we got on our feet it hit us even harder. However, despite all the struggles we had to go through, deep inside, we had…

Math + Arabic + Syria

  How I was taught math in Syria (how math looks in a different language) Ilearnt math in High School in Syria in Arabic. The same principles of calculus, algebra, trigonometry, and everything hold in Syria (thankfully, a thing that still unifies us as humans) but it’s just using different symbols. So instead of using…

Happy Syrian Teacher’s Day

I’ve used to celebrate this day [Syrian Teacher’s Day] when I was in Syria every year. [I celebrated this day] since the age of 6 when I started going to school. I used to visit my favorite teachers at their homes to wish them a happy teacher’s day. They had a great impact in my…