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Language and Las Vegas

photo of bulleted cowboy hat surrounded by yellow danger tape
Mimi Kourieh October 10, 2017

As America recovers from the events of Las Vegas, people are still fascinated with how an average American white man could commit such an atrocious crime to humanity. As I watched the news casts of the...

The Northridge Review: A space for all

(Margaret Spengler, The Sacramento Bee 2012/TNS)
Mimi Kourieh September 29, 2017

As a writer, despite the hardships I have encountered within my own life, I have always found solace in weaving words into tapestries, and even more so in being able to share those words with the world....

Celebrity culture: a social responsibility

two students pictured refusing a bottle of pepsi
Mimi Kourieh April 18, 2017

Throughout life, people don’t often reflect on how their actions or statements can influence others—especially strangers. A small offhand comment can cause a hurricane, or a word of positivity...

Exploring the boundaries of free speech: a fine line

illustration shows bill of rights vest
Mimi Kourieh March 13, 2017

Some say that progress occurs on a "two steps forward, one step back" motion. This means that as people, we tend to make large strides only to have them temporarily halted or taken away by others that...

Travel Ban: The Un-American, America

Jarin Islam, with the Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council, during a news conference amid a solidarity rally with the Muslim community of Los Angeles in response to President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration, on February 3, 2017. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
Mimi Kourieh February 13, 2017

As a Middle Eastern American and as a person who advocates for all human rights, I am ashamed to admit that I feel an insurmountable relief to not be considered a Muslim American.Syrian-Lebanese Christians,...

First generation Americans in conflict

Illustration shows a woman standing in front of various countries' flags
Mimi Kourieh January 30, 2017

Most people would argue that the toughest part about growing up as a first generation American, from a migrant family household, is the turbulence you encounter when our cultures from home clash with the...

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