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Articles by Sara Al-Salem (20)

Columns

Al-Salem ’17: Brave up and be alone

April 20, 2015 1 comment

The benefits of being alone should outweigh any nervousness or insecurity. It’s the best way to tell yourself that your time and your life matter.

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Al-Salem ’17: Being sober in college

April 7, 2015 7 comments

Everyone always says it must be terrible to be the sober one at a party, but I had never really understood that until I was the only sober one at a party.

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Al-Salem ’17: On leaving a mark

March 18, 2015 2 comments

Those you affect will hold your story and your life with them like an old newspaper in which you are the only headline.

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Al-Salem ’17: Accent shouldn’t be a meter for intelligence

March 6, 2015 4 comments

Let’s not forget that many of the most intelligent scientists and philosophers we know do not speak English as their first language.

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Al-Salem ’17: ResLife woes

February 12, 2015 Comments are Disabled

I remember distinctly the first time I had a bad impression of Brown’s dorms. I was in one of those overly energetic tour groups in summer 2013.

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Al-Salem ’17: Depressed, not homesick

January 25, 2015 3 comments

We often overlook mental disorder because it is an intangible illness. When someone is physically ill, the sympathy comes pouring in.

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Al-Salem ’17: Debunking the international stigma

November 18, 2014 5 comments

The levels of “international” within the very small community are so varying that I cannot wrap my head around the idea that we all act the same way.

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Al-Salem ’17: I am not my country’s corruption

November 6, 2014 9 comments

When we talk about Saudi Arabia, why do we stop talking about political struggles against corrupt officials and their monopoly over lives?

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Al-Salem ’17: Why are we scared of dating?

October 7, 2014 8 comments

If anything, I’ve come to resent just how much Brown’s dating scene emulates its academic system: an open curriculum that eschews typical dating regimes.

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Al-Salem ’17: Young voices, old conflict

September 24, 2014 6 comments

An open mind is a conflict’s greatest enemy, and, if panelists and attendees come in with one, then an event can start real change.