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...

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...

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.”

Local 5k benefits far-away crisis

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.
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.

Saving Syria

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...

Salaam plays various songs throughout the course of dinner during the Wings For Dreams charity event.

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

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...

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...

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...

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