Month: November 2016 - page 3



In the bright morning of September 11th, 2001, the United States of America underwent one of the most catastrophic and unprecedented terroristic attacks. The attacks traumatized the entire nation on a long-term scale. Islamophobia, for instance, started to manifest throughout the nation, as Anti-Islamic violence in America jumped after the attacks. Since the 9/11 attacks,..

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5 Clubs/Activities to Join At AIS


High School Students at AIS are required to do at least 25 hours of CAS every year, but many have trouble meeting this requirement. The 25 hours need to include service, activity, and creativity activities. Many students excel in at least one of these categories, but to do all? Many activities are offered at school,..

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Franz Kafka


Have you ever heard the word “kafkaesque”? No? Well, it comes from one of the most frustrating, yet fascinating writers of the early twentieth century, Franz Kafka. His writing is both fascinating and frustrating in the sense that his writing sometimes manages to confuse readers with its complexity. As such, the term “kafkaesque” came into..

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Why Do We Go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween?


Trick-or-treating is linked to multiple different ancestors whom vary with time. One major event is the Celtic Festival of Samhain, that marked the transition to the new year, and the beginning of the winter. Beliefs by the Celts, that the realms of the living and the dead overlapped and the spirits had the ability to..

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The History of Halloween


Every year, people of all ages wait for the month of October to celebrate its many special occasions, especially Halloween. Every year, on October 31, we celebrate this holiday. Halloween is said to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain. In this festival, people would light bonfires and sit around them. Every year, we..

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October is coming to an end, which means Movember is approaching. In the month of Movember, also known as No Shave November, people grow out their mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health and cancer, such as prostate cancer. There is even a multinational Movember Foundation operating in 21 countries aiming to raise..

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Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallow’s Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, dates back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celtic festival, celebrated by the Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, was mainly celebrated in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They would celebrate their new year..

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All About Halloween


Halloween – Learn about the Origin Halloween is the night of October 31 where is celebrated by dressing up in costumes. It originates from when the Celts dressed up as ghosts and others would offer them sweets to appease them, thus the concept of dressing up and trick or treating.  “It is thought to have..

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Date Palm Festival


The Date Palm Festival, aka Mahragan El Nakheel, was held on October 22, 2016 at Fagnoon Art School. Fagnoon Art School, which was founded by Egyptian artist Mohamed Allam, is essentially “Allam’s vision of an ideal society where freedom of expression, respect for the environment and mutual consideration are the norm.” Additionally, Allam wanted children..

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