To all journalists around the world…

“The courage in journalism is sticking up for the unpopular, not the popular.” Photo credit http://www.mirror.co.uk These are the words of Geraldo Rivera on journalism and if we want to mention an example from our reality, James W. Foley would be the perfect one. From a teacher in Arizona to one in Chicago for Teach…

Design, Computer Science & making a difference

Few weeks ago, I read about a competition for designing a shirt to be used in the I-fest (International fest) event in school, and luckily my design was chosen to be printed on shirts. This made me so happy, not only because I won, but because I was able to make a difference in people’s…

One hand can’t clap

Today I was writing a book review for one of my classes and I came across this quote that reminded me of us, the Syrian Club: “You never know beforehand what people are capable of, you have to wait, give it time, it’s time that rules, time is our gambling partner on the other side…

Indoor Soccer Champions

Indoor Soccer Champions As Syrian students at IIT, our main goal was to introduce our rich culture to the American and international society at the university; and we gladly succeeded to show that rich heritage of ours throughout the many events we organized under the Syrian Club. Thus, and as all Syrians know, football “or…

Visiting My Host Family

  When I first arrived to Chicago on January, 8, 2013 I was delivered to a host family’s house to spend my first night in the “US” there. I can honestly say that spending my first night with the “Meyers” played a very important role in my adaption process with the American society especially that…

Taste of IIT

The Syrian students at Illinois Institute of Technology formed the Syrian Club organization to introduce the Syrian rich culture to the IIT community. Our main goal was to organize entertaining events that will show people what the Syrian culture is all about. The taste of IIT is an annual event hosted by Illinois Institute of…