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’

‘A strengthening experience’

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”

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

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

Far from familiar: Breaching barriers

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

Far from familiar: Sexual stereotypes

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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