Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Unexpected Lessons: What I Learned from Being Bullied

Yes, I know, hard to believe that this social butterfly that is myself was for a large portion of her adolescent life on the receiving end of bullying. All jokes and sarcasm aside, however, I have chosen to write about this for two reasons.   Firstly, I do not think there is enough literature coming […]

14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

14-Year-Old Boy Detained by Saudi Police for Dancing to ‘Macarena’

Jeddah boy dancing in the middle of Tahlia Street is the hero we need pic.twitter.com/fui9v2UuDF — Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) August 19, 2017   Okay so, four days ago Twitter user Ahmed Al Omran posted a video of the coolest Jeddah boy busting some moves to the iconic ’90s hit “Macarena.” The tweet went viral, […]

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

Yes, I Am a Fat Teen and I Am Perfectly Okay with It

by Ali Khalifa

My name is Ali Khalifa, I am 17-years old. According to the BMI system, I am obese. I have been overweight for over 10 years now. This means that I have hands on experience with the bullying that anyone in my shoes will have likely experienced. I have made the conscious decision, however, to not allow […]

15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

15-Year-Old Emirati Student Just Launched Her Award-Winning Experiment into Space

Alia Al Mansoori, a 15-year-old student from the United Arab Emirates, has been declared the winner of the first UAE Genes in Space competition — which was held in the UAE in partnership with the UAE Space Agency, The National, and Boeing.   The competition was open to students across the country in grades 7-12, and […]

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

A Message to the Parents Awaiting Their Children’s Final High School Results

Thanaweya Amma – Egypt’s public and national high school system – is expected to release final GPAs on the 20th of July. The process of Thanaweya Amma’s final exams, alongside the results of the students who participated are annual phenomenons, intensely followed by everyone in Egypt.     Indeed, ‘El Tansee2’ – the process used […]