Was GUC Student Shaden Mohamed’s Death a Hate Crime?

Was GUC Student Shaden Mohamed’s Death a Hate Crime?

  22-year-old Egyptian student, Shaden Mohamed, lost her life while crossing the street in Germany during a hit and run. While her death was already sad enough, news has now emerged that the hit and run was an intentional hate crime.   According to n-tv.de, a German news website, a high school student witnessed the accident […]

A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

A Tribute to What Was Once a Great Metal Scene in Egypt

With everyone talking about the so-called Satanic Egyptian Facebook page “Underground” has reminded me of the fuss around the metal music scene in Egypt before the revolution. It’s hard to believe that the story of a troll Facebook page was exaggerated to the extent that the admins got arrested.   The same kind of stories were […]

An Epic List of Ramadan 2017 Mosalsalat Came Out And Mostafa Shaaban Already Won

An Epic List of Ramadan 2017 Mosalsalat Came Out And Mostafa Shaaban Already Won

OH MY GOD! Ramadan is less than two months away and we just can’t. We’re sorry if you feel like we’re exaggerating, but Ramadan’s mosalsalat (series) always have a huge impact on our lives. They give us the kind of drama that make people cry on social media, aka El-Ostooral; they give us catchphrases that we […]

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

Young Egyptian Man Murdered in Cafe – Could This Be You?

by Mirna Soliman

May god have mercy on your soul & lessen the pain & grief of your family & fiancée. We demand KEIF to be permanently closed down & have all their staff & owners brought to question immediately. A photo posted by Cairo Spots (@cairospots) on Feb 6, 2017 at 6:55am PST   Tragedy struck last […]

Why Did This Lebanese Man Get Arrested for Having Shawerma?

Why Did This Lebanese Man Get Arrested for Having Shawerma?

This week we’ve heard people say “death by refugees”,”death by Muslim immigrants”, but “death by a shawerma sandwich” is just another reason why the world is losing its sh** this month. A hilarious Facebook post by Lebanese man Kareem Marwan Salhab went viral after he shared how he was going to meet his God because of food.     […]

What My Best Friend’s Death Taught Me

What My Best Friend’s Death Taught Me

by Ola Abul-Eyoun

  At first, denial is your best friend, you wake up wishing it was all a dream, and then this whole thing takes another form and creeps up on you like your shadow that you cannot get rid of. You want to scream and shout but you are at a loss for words. Why her? […]

Bassem Youssef’s Status About His Late Father Broke Our Hearts

Bassem Youssef’s Status About His Late Father Broke Our Hearts

Yesterday, Egyptian comedian and political satirist Bassem Youssef posted about his father’s recent passing with a moving post about illness, mercy and loss. The post quickly vent viral, a testament to the impact his beautiful words made on so many people.         I remember when I was young, my grandmother (my mom’s mother) […]

GUC Student Gets Killed By GUC Bus

GUC Student Gets Killed By GUC Bus

We’ve been putting up with so much tragedy, frustration and things happening in this country, but this is enough. Yesterday, my news feed was flooded with an incident that broke my heart and left me infuriated! A young engineering student studying at the German University in Cairo, Yara Tarek, was killed “by accident” on the […]

The Tragedy Is The Numbness

The Tragedy Is The Numbness

By Abubakr Shawky

When Vladimir Putin came to Egypt on an official state visit this week, he was greeted with much pomp and fanfare. Portrayed in the media as a welcome ally in Egypt’s fight against extremism, the Russian president – who is currently embroiled with the West over who “owns” the Ukraine – presented Egyptian President Abdulfatah […]

Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Dealing with the Loss of a Loved One

Death is a truth that we have to learn at some point in our lives. Your first experience of a loved one passing away changes you forever.     Hearing the news   Whether it’s a sudden death, an accident or a long illness, receiving the news of a loved one’s death is always a […]