Category: EDUCATION

The W Institute Launches in Dearborn

The W Institute launched on June 21st, founding its home in Dearborn, Michigan. The W Institute is a modern, welcoming, creative space for facilitating lifelong learning to accommodate the needs and aspirations of the community through education and arts.​

GenEd: The “Suckiest” Generation

So then, let us talk about this “new generation”. Pause for a moment. Sit back, close your eyes, and answer the following question: “Describe this ‘new generation’ in one or two words”. So what did you come up with? “Spoiled”? “Entitled?” “Disrespectful”? I posed this question to adults (ages 30-65). They replied: “Lost cause.” “Products.” ...

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” Beirut, I Love You ” booktrailer for Zena el Khalil

Beirut I Love You is Zena el Khalil’s rollicking yet tender memoir about living in a city that thrives on contrasts and contradictions. This is the story of Zena, a young woman who has fallen under the spell of a city that threatens to engulf her in war, grief and love affairs. In the streets armed militias ...

The Death Camp Scoop: Confessions Of An Arabic School Survivor

Previously, I touched upon the horrific institution of Arabic School as a last resort for parents who want to discipline their kids. Of course, that is an exaggeration. Arabic School is not meant to punish kids. It’s meant to serve a number of far greater purposes, such as language education, cultural awareness, and religious foundation. ...

Is Dearborn A City or A Settlement?

What makes a city a city and not a settlement?! A bunch of people living in houses in a large place makes a settlement. In order for a settlement to become a city, things need to happen. A city is where humans build a network of services, activities, and relationships, paint it with culture, literature, ...

Flip The Pages of Life

In life, we have to flip the pages, and sometimes we have to end a chapter and start a new chapter. The ability to do that is important to survive mentally. If you are not flipping pages or starting new chapters every once a while, then you are not moving .... You are staring at ...

Why Lebanese Love Their Raw Kibbeh And Where To Try It in Dearborn, Michigan

MAUREEN ABOOD wrote in NPR: Growing up, I never knew I was eating raw meat. Or maybe it was just that I didn't think "raw" was something worth noting. I simply knew that kibbeh nayeh was incredibly good. And so I was stunned by a recent spate of salmonella cases here in Michigan – home ...