Destructive Disenchantment

On the early morning of April 19th 1995, Timothy McVeigh parked a truck filled with explosives in front of the Murrah Federal Building. Instantly, a hundred and sixty-eight lives perished while countless others were found in critical condition. Shortly before McVeigh’s involvement was announced publicly, many originally presumed that the perpetrator was …

Arab Idol

  The Idol, directed by Hany Abu-Assad, is an Arabic film that captures the true story of Mohammed Assaf, and aspiring musician living in a refugee camp in Gaza (Palestinian territories) who sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program “Arab Idol” (IMDb). The motion picture expresses various …

I Love Revolution

Transculturality is defined as someone who has a cross-cultural understanding of their position within their location i.e. town, country. Transcultural citizenship is formed through the understanding that “the nature of social development can only be defined in terms of intersubjective dialogue” (McIntyre-Mills 4). Lebanon, Iraq, and the rest of the …

Love is a Battlefield

They say all is fair in love and war. This Academy Award winning film truly brings this quote to life. Omar, a Palestinian film by Hany Abu-Assad, is a thriller centered around a romance. The main character in the film, Omar, experiences hardships, betrayal, and jail time. He faces the …

Unshakeable Faith

Religion is meant to teach us true spiritual human character. It is meant for self-transformation. It is meant to transform anxiety into peace, arrogance into humility, envy into compassion, to awaken the pure soul in man and his love for the Source, which is God.” -Radhanath Swami    Forming the …