Articles by Sara Al-Salem (20)


Al-Salem ’17: You’re still a writer if you’re bad at papers

October 14, 2016 Comments are Disabled

Before I arrived at Brown, I used to call myself a writer.


Al Salem ’17: Your Facebook likes don’t make you cool

September 15, 2016 Comments are Disabled

If you’ve ever felt bad about yourself for getting fewer than 50 likes on a photo, please raise your hand. Great, now look around you.


Al-Salem ’17: On religion and intellectualism

April 21, 2016 6 comments

Freshman fall, I took a class called RELS 0055: “Modern Problems of Belief” that questioned why many believe one cannot be both modern and religious.


Al-Salem ’17: Friends can break your heart, too

April 6, 2016 1 comment

When a couple breaks up, there are certain things that are allowed and accepted to happen.


Al-Salem ’17: Turquoise faith

March 11, 2016 Comments are Disabled

I rarely like to make a big to-do about religion because I feel like it is a very private, personal thing.


Al-Salem ’17: Only my winnings

February 26, 2016 Comments are Disabled

After my last article on feeling lost and aimless, a lot of people reached out to me about feeling the same way.

Al-Salem ’17: Twenty-something

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Al-Salem ’17: Twenty-something

February 4, 2016 2 comments

My phone cover is currently a quote that says, “Nothing will ruin your 20s more than thinking you should have your life together already.”


Al-Salem ’17: Western tragedies are not more important

November 18, 2015 5 comments

I mourn a world that does not care about the lives of those who are not Western and white.


Al-Salem ’17: Passionate should not equal mean

November 12, 2015 7 comments

Being kind is sometimes actually very hard, especially when our natural instinct is to be anything but.


Al-Salem ’17: The grass isn’t always greener on other Main Greens

September 28, 2015 1 comment

I appreciate how much the university cares for each individual student, and I will remember that the grass is the greenest on the Main Green.