On November 13, ASUCI unanimously passed a legislation to divest from companies that profit from apartheid. It is refreshing to see that our campus does not just claim to advocate for human rights, but also takes proactive actions to make sure that our university does not contribute to companies directly involved in human rights violations. [...]
1,426 children are dead in Palestine since September 2000. These children were caught in the middle of the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. Since 1948, there have been about 171 Jewish settlements built in the occupied Palestinian territories, more than 8,500 Palestinians have died, and a 25-foot wall that encloses them into a small densely packed territory has been put up. This by definition is apartheid because the sole reason of their separation is because they are Palestinians.
An 18-year-old girl was captured, put in prison, tortured and eventually her family found her mutilated dead body. “Zeinab al-Hosni” is a case reported by the United Nations and only one of the 5,000 victims who were silenced by the Syrian dictator, Bashar al-Assad.
Everyone defines the word “sacrifice” differently, yet it is a universal action that manifests itself in our daily lives. Students sacrifice their time for education, parents sacrifice their efforts to support their families and people continuously sacrifice to help and support friends and loved ones. The act of sacrificing embodies so many different actions, but [...]