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Recently, the burkini has come under fire in France, much like the burqa has in recent years. According to The Washington Post, the burkini goes against France's secular beliefs, putting the country at odds with those who practice Islam...
By Fatma Walli Since the Syrian uprising in 2011, the world has been informed of the refugee crisis, Assad’s brutal regime, as well as internal and external factors that are affecting the war. Leaders from all over the world have discussed possible solutions for combating ISIS in Syria and instilling...
By Siham Naser Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam. As a Muslim it is mandatory to perform the five daily prayers at certain times. These prayers are like individual meetings with God and a remembrance of God throughout the day. These meetings help build a relationship that involves thanking, praising, and asking God...
By Frank Chapman On July 11, 2016, the day we met with Alderman Carlos Rosa to discuss his endorsement of the Civilian Police Accountability Council (CPAC) we had thousands of people, especially youth, in the streets demanding that the City Council enact CPAC. Twenty-four hours later when Alderman Rosa called...
By Alexandra Kirchner Sending in groups of UN peacekeepers, impartial troops drawn from nations around the world, has been a core strategy of the UN for promoting peace in conflict zones for decades. On the UN Peacekeeping website, it states that sending impartial police and military forces to troubled regions...
By Zarina Wong Unlike many others, I would proudly say I loved my high school experience. This might confuse people when they realize that I am Muslim and I went to a Catholic school. But I didn’t just go to any Catholic school, I went to St. Ignatius College Prep,...
By Larry Redmond On Friday, July 22, 2016, Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued a press release entitled “City Officials and Community Groups Move Forward on Next Steps for Police Accountability Reform.” In typical Emanuel fashion, the sentiment expressed in that release was a joke. The press release stated “While community groups drive...
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It’s the morning after. I’m With Her feminists are rejoicing; Feel the Bern progressives are hurting; and, Muslim Americans are hurting too. The day history was made at the Democratic National Convention marking the first time a woman has been nominated for President was also the day her party...
The Olympics are a time for people from all countries and walks of life to come together and celebrate in competition. Through laughter, tears of joy and sorrow, we bear witness to great moments in athletics and watch as our favorite athlete goes for the gold. Typically in the...
By Ashni Gandhi With thirteen official princesses, Disney has captured the hearts and minds of adults and children alike. The array of unique princesses follow similar paths of discovery by encountering obstacles and striving for a happy ending in their respective magical lands. From Snow White to Frozen, kids everywhere...

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Chicago Arab and Black Youth Campaign Against Racial Profiling by the FBI

With 50 supporters from multiple activist groups, members of the Arab American Action Network's (AAAN's) Youth Organizing Program delivered a letter to Michael J....

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Is Chicago Really a Green City?

Recycling isn’t too hard when you think about it. Reduce, reuse and recycle have simple rules that we can all follow. Food waste goes...

United States

Is Chicago Really a Green City?

Recycling isn’t too hard when you think about it. Reduce, reuse and recycle have simple rules that we can all follow. Food waste goes...

International

Liberating the Liberated: How the Burkini Ban Oppresses Women

Recently, the burkini has come under fire in France, much like the burqa has in recent years. According to The Washington Post, the burkini...

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The Disney Princess and Promoting the Independent White Woman

By Ashni Gandhi With thirteen official princesses, Disney has captured the hearts and minds of adults and children alike. The array of unique princesses follow...

Religion

Op Ed – Muslim Perspective on the Strength Given by Prayer

By Siham Naser Prayer is one of the five pillars of Islam. As a Muslim it is mandatory to perform the five daily prayers at certain times....

Human Rights

Liberating the Liberated: How the Burkini Ban Oppresses Women

Recently, the burkini has come under fire in France, much like the burqa has in recent years. According to The Washington Post, the burkini...

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