The Shield

Arabic instructor spreads acceptance

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

February 24, 2017

Mervat Odeh can single-handedly write, photograph, print and distribute a newspaper in the midst of chaos. “[In Palestine] it was a really hot war zone,” the Arabic instructor said. “Some days there would be no power, but we would still have to publish. We would literally hand the paper to peo...

Arabic not ISIS

Megan Thorne

November 11, 2015

Just because I am taking Arabic doesn’t mean I’m joining ISIS. Conversations involving this topic tend to go south as soon as I even mention the word Arabic. A series of questions quickly follow. “Why would you want to learn that?” “Are you joining ISIS?” “Are you a terrorist?” “Is it scary?...

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