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Baklava and belly dancers: students experience Beirut culture

Xinyu Li (left), a senior majoring in microbiology, Victoria Wright, a junior majoring in ecology and evolution, and Ying-Tung Chou (right), a junior majoring in applied developmental psychology, represent Panther Belly Dancers and perform a traditional belly dance at the A Night in Beirut event in the William Pitt Union Monday night. (Photo by Isabelle Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Remy Samuels | Staff Writer

April 10, 2018

The sweet smell of baklava wafted in the air as gentle Arabic music welcomed Pitt students of different ethnicities and cultures for a Middle Eastern experience. Students wandered the room, chatting with their friends, dipping pita bread into hummus and getting henna tattoos. According to Amani Attia ...

Editorial: City-wide effort needed to welcome refugees

Syrian refugee Fadi Adris, center, and his sons Abdel Hamid, rear, and Osama are adjusting to life in Chicago. They are seen in their North Side apartment on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. (Terrence Antonio James/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

September 29, 2015

As the Syrian civil war continues to devastate everything in its path, thousands of Syrians are fleeing one insecurity for the next, as the risks of staying overrun the perils of the journey out. The United Nations predicts there could be up to 4.27 million Syrian refugees by the end of 2015. Some of ...

“She Who Tells A Story” challenges Western preconceptions of Arab women

“She Who Tells A Story” challenges Western preconceptions of Arab women

By Kelechi Urama / Staff Writer

June 10, 2015

In the Heinz Galleries at the Carnegie Museum of Art, a black and white photo by Shirin Neshat depicts a woman’s hand over her closed mouth.The words of Forough Farrokhzad, one of the most influential woman writers of the Iranian Revolution, are written in Persian script over her hand. What initial...

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