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...

‘A strengthening experience’

Junior English major Deena Bregheith laughs with Raheil Inaim, a childhood friend, on FaceTime Tuesday at The Loft. Inaim grew up with Bregheith in Palestine but moved to Canada after high school and they only see each other when Inaim visits her home country.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

May 6, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to hear about her U.S. experience. The Shield: What was your experience like in the United States...

Far from familiar: “It makes my everyday life hell”

Deena Bregheith (far right), a junior English major, joins her friends in front of the Lincoln Memorial during her trip to Washington, D.C.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 30, 2016

In this weekly series, The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out her opinion on U.S. politics.

Far from familiar: Breaching barriers

Deena Bragheith, a junior English major, visits her Facebook friend from Gaza for the first and possibly last time in Chicago. Because of the political situation in Gaza.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

March 2, 2016

The Shield revisits Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to find out about her recent birthday and latest travels.

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

Deena Bregheith, a junior international student, looks through books about gender and sexuality Tuesday in Rice Library. Bregheith wants to learn more about these subjects while in the U.S. because her home country, Palestine, does not offer such education.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

February 10, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield revisited Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine, to see how sexuality is perceived in Palestine versus the U.S.

Far from familiar: International insights

Far from familiar: International insights

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

January 20, 2016

The Shield interviewed three international students to see how they were acclimating to life at a U.S. university. In this weekly series, The Shield will follow Deena Bregheith, a junior English major from Palestine; Souleymane Mamane Illia, a junior English major from Niger, West Africa and Sandrita Sanabria, a junior international studies major from Paraguay.

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