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Undelivered syrian letters

Undelivered syrian letters

In Syria, the ongoing, brutal civil war devastates millions of lives. Half of the population is forced to flee to neighboring countries and Europe. Even though some countries do not welcome them, the Syrian refugees do not have a choice. They will perish if they stay...

Opinion: This is a Muslim ban, don’t lie to yourselves

Opinion: This is a Muslim ban, don’t lie to yourselves

As a Muslim American, the actions and choices that President Donald Trump has made this week are angering, but also extremely alarming. This, while extremely controversial, is very similar to an event that took place in 1939. A German ocean liner St Louis with over...

An Iraqi-American story

An Iraqi-American story

On the streets of Portland, Ore.’s city center, Ranya Muttaleb is an unassuming presence, a seemingly ordinary girl often dressed in skinny jeans, a plain shirt, and colorful hijabs that framed the ovalness of her face. If you talked to her, she was unfailingly gentle...

Aya’s Miracle: finding refuge in Switzerland

Aya’s Miracle: finding refuge in Switzerland

Aya: a name that, in Arabic, means “miracle.” For 23-year-old Aya Abdullah, her name is a parallel for her life story. Going through unimaginable traumas as a young child and only later getting the chance to live her dreams, Abdullah has endured more in her life than...