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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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Running the rat race

These days it feels like I’m hardly doing enough. School, work, extracurriculars, internships, even juggling friends, family and romantic interests — no matter how much I add to my plate, I can’t shake the feeling of needing to do more. 


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My body, my power

Physical strength was a gendered concept in a traditional household, even a societal one. I never thought I could pursue bodybuilding or weightlifting because muscles, I was taught, belong to men.


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Ben Shapiro won’t back down and neither will we

Young Americans for Freedom at the University of Florida is proud to host Ben Shapiro this Fall on campus. As the voice for many young conservatives at our school, we are excited for the opportunity to host someone who has had a major impact on our country and society. 


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My Palestinian blood : دمي فلسطيني

The horrifying terrorist acts of Hamas took the lives of nearly 700 Israeli civilians Saturday, the most amount of Jews killed in one day since the Holocaust. My thoughts and prayers go out to every single Israeli, Jewish person or any family member who has mourned a loss these past weeks. Now imagine 75 years of that loss. 


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Being Jewish means wanting to stop politicizing human rights

What it means to be Jewish transformed for me on Monday. At 8:55 p.m. in Turlington Plaza, a loud noise ruptured the silence of prayer. On Monday, identifying as a Jew meant running as fast as I could without realizing the road was shredding the soles of my feet because my Birkenstocks were pulled out from under me in the mass exodus


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Arab American or an American Arab?

I was born to immigrant parents in Pembroke Pines, Florida. Continents away from my roots, my parents placed me in a local Islamic school to teach me the fundamentals of my religion and language. It wasn’t until the third grade that they realized my learning would benefit from a secular education. That’s where a rift in my identity began to open.



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