Noura Ismail

A war-torn education

At Sapir College, exams are consistently interrupted by sirens warning students that a Kassam rocket has been launched. Once the sirens go off, the students have approximately 15 seconds to exit the test area and seek shelter. This scenario can happen more than five times during the course of a three-hour exam, but students are […]

Author chides Arab men

Every woman in the Middle East has a group of men working to silence her, author Deborah Kanafani said at a speech Friday in the Elliott School. Kanafani, author of “Unveiled: How an American Woman Found Her Way Through Politics, Love and Obedience in the Middle East,” offered insight on the current suppression of women […]

Thousands march against abortion on Roe v. Wade anniversary

Web Extra Tens of thousands of pro-life activists marched through melting snow Tuesday to protest the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in 1973. The March for Life, an annual demonstration against abortion, stretches from the National Mall to the Supreme Court. Founder Nellie Gray first initiated the protest […]

Thousands celebrate fourth annual Green Festival

Web Extra Thirty-five thousand locals gathered at the Washington Convention Center this weekend to celebrate the fourth annual Green Festival. The event, which was co-sponsored by Global Exchange and Co-op America, featured more than 125 speakers and 350 businesses as a way to promote environmentally friendly companies and overall ecological awareness. “The point of the […]