Under Pressure

As the end of the quarter creeps closer and closer, the pressure to do well and finish the quarter strong increases. We all may have different motives that encourage us to do the best we possibly can on our upcoming exams, but a common one within our community is the pressure from our beloved parents.…

Rethinking the Curve

During the season of finals, curves and grade deflation become a hot topic. A curve is a type of grading system that professors use in order to make the grade distribution follow a bell curve. A curve has the potential to lower a student’s grade depending on their performance relative to their classmates. For instance,…

Rethinking Tolerance in Islam After the Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

“We die once, but we revive a thousand times” Turkish Proverb Photo by Ibrahim Kalın (Turkish President’s Spokesman and Chief Advisor(1)) Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian Washington Post journalist, disappeared after he entered the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. After several days filled with conspiracy theories, on the 23th of October,…

Deconstructing Dissociation: Why and How to Avoid It – by AnonyMuslim

In early January, the Al-Talib Newsmagazine published an opinion piece penned by Chakib Mouzaoui and titled “Towards the Dissociation between MSA Projects and the MSA.” The article proposed that the Muslim Student Association’s (MSA) projects, various initiatives started under the banner of the MSA, would be better served in their missions by dissociating from the…