The Father of Syrians did not die today

As I browse through my Facebook trying to choose my words wisely before writing this post, I can hardly find any expressions whether in Arabic or in English to describe the face that is showing literally in every post by my Syrian friends.    Pictures of one old man with my friend as a kid;…

Life as a Syrian

You wake up in the morning and the first thing you do is check your Facebook. You just want to make sure that there are no bad news. Of course you’re going to read about some but what you really care about is your family and friends. After that, you go back to your daily routine….

Chicago Tribune: Syrians find a safe place to study in Chicago

Zeina Abdul-Samad, left, a student at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, visits with fellow Syrians Bashar Alisber, center, and Muzaffar Al Zoubi at the school’s Bronzeville campus last week. They all received scholarships from IIT. By Michelle Manchir, Chicago Tribune reporter September 25, 2013 Access to high-profile internships and helpful professors and tutors…

How my life changed

August 29th 2012 the day I left Syria. Exactly one year ago. I was thinking about the whole year this morning and what changed but then I stopped for a second. What changed is not the right question. What did not change is the right one. Every single detail in my life changed; my school,…

Women in Power

If you want to destroy a country, start with the woman. She is half of the society and she raises the other half. Deprive her from education and keep her away from studying and learning and you will get an ignorant society.” That was a quote I came across today and it stuck to my…

Syria Today

I came back to Syria after nine months to find changes worth of three years. The first two days were great; I saw my family, my friends, and everyone that I’ve missed over the past year. At first I felt that the situation is getting better and I was happy about it, but then it…