The Shield

No more ‘red lines’

No more ‘red lines’

Noah Alatza, Community Engagement Manager

April 11, 2018

After the Arab Spring gripped a majority of the middle east in 2010, countries in the so-called “hot bed” of the world began seeing their own crisis unfold, domestically and internationally. A bloody war that seems to have been lost from the headlines in recent years is continuing to unfold a...

This could mean war

This could mean war

Osman Bien Aime, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

It’s not very often that something our nation does fills me with a feeling of dread, but the news of our recent missile strike in Syria managed to do just that. I know we’ve all gotten tired of discussing politics, and I’m not going to criticize our government for what was probably a difficult...

Local 5k benefits far-away crisis

A student studies at her school  library which was paid for by Road to Mafraq. The donations which funded the project were largely from the Evansville community. Elizabeth Riedford, an organizer for “Run for Refugees,” said the girl told her her dream was to work hard to “become just like her teacher.”

Sarah Loesch, Editor-in-chief

August 18, 2016

Elizabeth Riedford said realistically the Syrian refugee crisis cannot be solved in Evansville, Indiana. But she does believe the community can raise awareness and money that can help.

Saving Syria

Ellen Small Billard, co-founder and director of “Road to Mafraq,” talked about Syrian refugees during “Wings for Dreams: The human face behind the Syrian refugee crisis.” 6 p.m. Monday.

Megan Thorne, Features Editor

November 6, 2015

Ellen Small Billard knew from age 11 that she wanted to help the Middle East. After following the war in Syria in the news, she knew it was her time to help. Billard, an alumna, brought attention to the situation in Syria Monday during “Wings for Dreams: The human face behind the Syrian refugee cris...

Sound from across the sea: Syrian musicians play Wings for Dreams

Salaam plays various songs throughout the course of dinner during the

Abigail Suddarth

November 5, 2015

Dena El Saffar and Tim Moore want to touch people’s lives through music. The married couple of 18 years make up the Arabic band Salaam, which performed at the Wings for Dreams at 6 p.m. Monday  in Carter Hall. The event raised money to help the Syrian refugees receive an education. “All the tim...

Syrian refugees share their stories

Megan Thorne

November 1, 2015

The Civil War in Syria left 250,000 people dead and more than four million as refugees, risking their lives every day. “Wings for Dreams: The human face behind the Syrian refugee crisis”  will give these people a chance to share their stories at 6 p.m. Monday in Carter hall. The event is hosted...

Why Syria affects us all

Stephanie Deig

September 4, 2013

On Dec. 18, 2010, a revolution began. Riots, protests and calls for justice in Egypt incited a full-scale revolution, which then echoed throughout the rest of the Arab world and inspired downtrodden and abused people to stand up and be heard. Since then governments have been overthrown in Tunisia,...

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