Letter from the Title IX Student Committee to the Georgetown Community

Dear Georgetown community,   Recently, a number of posters have been placed in the Red Square in order to raise awareness about the issue of sexual harassment and assault in Georgetown Qatar. The campaign aimed to educate students on Title IX laws, challenge the administration’s implementation of it, and propose precautionary measures that would protect … Continue reading Letter from the Title IX Student Committee to the Georgetown Community

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7 Things Qatari People Can Do to Promote Migrant Workers’ Rights in the Gulf

Ameena Almeer As a half Pakistani person, I’ve experienced my fair share of racial slurs, discrimination, and prejudice from Qataris while living here. My peers never let me forget that my mother’s native language, clothing, and cultural practices were inherently inferior to theirs and that they associated my South Asian heritage with being poor, uneducated, … Continue reading 7 Things Qatari People Can Do to Promote Migrant Workers’ Rights in the Gulf

Tourists’ Visa-Free Arrival Incentivizes Foreigners to Look for Jobs in Qatar

Anonymous On August 9, 2017, Qatar waived the entry visa requirements for 80 countries. Citizens of those countries who wishes to visit Qatar for certain amount of days (included in their terms and conditions) no longer need to apply for a visa.  Although, as mentioned by Qatar Airways and Qatar Tourism Authority, the main aim of this … Continue reading Tourists’ Visa-Free Arrival Incentivizes Foreigners to Look for Jobs in Qatar

Undetected Spectacle – Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Jessamine Perez With the pop music genre still dominating mainstream music today, it is time to give attention to the hidden spectacle that is the post-rock music genre. Not All Who Wonder Are Lost, the musical album by the Singaporean band Paint the Sky Red, exemplifies the post-rock genre, at least in its instrumental iteration. … Continue reading Undetected Spectacle – Not All Who Wonder Are Lost

Anecdote: Georgetown Model United Nations 2019

Ngoc Nguyen It's that time of the year when half of your friends are constantly gone for committee meetings and training sessions, dressing in fancy clothing and missing classes. Another year of Georgetown Model United Nation has passed, continuing the annual Georgetown Qatar tradition that brings together the largest number of student volunteers compared to … Continue reading Anecdote: Georgetown Model United Nations 2019

Plague Inc. Evolved – Undetected Spectacle (or, hidden cultural artifacts)

Jessamine Perez This issue’s artifact: Plague Inc. Evolved Description from the official website: “Can you infect the world? Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself. Plague Inc: Evolved is … Continue reading Plague Inc. Evolved – Undetected Spectacle (or, hidden cultural artifacts)

Life

Taha Kaleem Life A roller-coaster I must say One moment you are up and running and then down and distraught What amazes me is the resilience, we show in the moments of despair This resilience is what keeps us going; every time we fall we dust ourselves and get up Whatever might be the circumstances … Continue reading Life

Bitter

Ameni Abida On my good days, I’m filled with love.  On my bad days, I’m like coco powder. Bitter.  I start hating the world around me. Start hating my surroundings, my classes, my projects, sometimes even the people I love the most. I start hating myself, my body, my work, my life, to the point … Continue reading Bitter

Chargé D’ Affaires of Embassy of Pakistan Visited Georgetown University in Qatar

Chargé D’ Affaires Murad Baseer addressing Georgetown Qatar's students and faculties. On October 23, 2018, the South Asian Society of Georgetown University Qatar invited Murad Baseer, Chargé D’ Affaires of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, for a keynote on the topic: A Nation Rising out of the Ashes of the War on … Continue reading Chargé D’ Affaires of Embassy of Pakistan Visited Georgetown University in Qatar

Female Anatomy 101: Understanding the Long Forgotten Female Organ

There’s a good chance that the vast majority of people you know, yourself included, do not typically use the word “clitoris” in everyday conversation. In fact, it’s quite likely that you wouldn’t feel comfortable using it in any conversation at all. And why would you? In both the medical world and our personal lives, the … Continue reading Female Anatomy 101: Understanding the Long Forgotten Female Organ

Words of November: A Magical Celebration of Poetry and the Arts

Ngoc Nguyen On November 2nd, 2018, Words&Strings collaborated with Georgetown Music, Arts, and Culture Club to host its Words of November Open Mic. I am delighted to reflect on my experience working with the W&S team and see their vision of a meaningful poetry and music platform came to life right here on our campus. … Continue reading Words of November: A Magical Celebration of Poetry and the Arts

Center for International and Regional Studies Hosted Its First Research Workshop

October 11, 2018 For the first time in their history, Georgetown's Center for International and Regional Studies (CIRS) hosted a workshop on the topic: designing a research question. As stated on the CIRS website, the center sponsors major studies of regional and international significance, including research initiatives in the areas of international relations, political economy, and … Continue reading Center for International and Regional Studies Hosted Its First Research Workshop

Monster

Taha Kaleem I dreamt of a place Where I was hungry of the Applause I looked around And I saw death running from me I tried to ask him Why He was running from me And HE replied “You live for the Applause” I tried to ask more But abruptly I felt this insatiable Hunger … Continue reading Monster

Dirty Pakis

You are 7 years old. You do not understand why your Qatari classmates look at you with such derision when you tell them that you’re half Pakistani. For the remainder of your school years, children mock you with a stereotypical Indian accent, make remarks on your distinctly South Asian appearance, and at times resort to … Continue reading Dirty Pakis