Meet Aliaa Ismail, Egypt’s First Female Egyptologist

Meet Aliaa Ismail, Egypt’s First Female Egyptologist

by Nadine Arab

Aliaa Ismail, a 26-year-old Egyptian Egyptologist, is training locals in Luxor on how to protect their heritage using digital preservation technologies. She’s not just the director at the training center for 3D scanning and documentation, but also the on-site manager of the Theban Necropolis Preservation Initiative. The project is expected to change documentation of history […]

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Viking Burial Clothes Woven with ‘Allah’ Discovered in Sweden

Uppsala University, Sweden’s oldest university, just discovered Arabic characters for “Allah” and “Ali” woven into Viking burial clothes.   Their researchers describe the findings of the geometric Kufic characters as staggering. They also added that they’ve stumbled upon this discovery while re-examining clothes that had been in storage.     Annika Larsson, a textile archeology researcher, told […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Mysterious ‘Clapping Man’ in Alexandria

Everything You Need to Know About the Mysterious ‘Clapping Man’ in Alexandria

by Nadine Arab

One famous story that every single Alexandrian knows about, is the story of a man that stands everyday for hours doing nothing but clapping. Yes, you heard that right. He could spend the whole day clapping so hard — in a particular spot in Horreya Road right in front of University of Engineering of Alexandria. […]

Here’s Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding Summer Jobs in Egypt

Here’s Your Comprehensive Guide to Finding Summer Jobs in Egypt

By: Abdulhameed Afifi

  The summer season is getting hotter, more fun, and more expensive. If you’re an undergraduate this summer, you will find yourself in a pricey pickle. A lot of undergrads are now trying to have the summer of their lives.   Fortunately, there are a lot of part time jobs that can offer you the flexible hours […]

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 […]

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

Here is Everything You Need to Consider Before You Shift Careers

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Selecting the career path that you will pursue is a more challenging prospect nowadays, then it was say 15 years ago. This is largely because our generation is one that has access to more information and knowledge than all previous generations. This consequently means that we are a generation that is much more likely going […]

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

Why Student Activities Are Not a Waste of Time

  University days are arguably the best days of anyone’s life. Deadlines, midterms, presentations and finals can make you think otherwise, but you’ll believe me once you’re a graduate; having to actually be an an adult with responsibilities that you can’t just ignore by letting someone make sure they sign the attendance sheet.     […]

This Muslim Teen Used His College Application to Support #BlackLivesMatter, and We Salute Him

This Muslim Teen Used His College Application to Support #BlackLivesMatter, and We Salute Him

  For all the young readers out there, meet your new role model; Ziad Ahmed, an 18-year-old American-Muslim teenager from Princeton, New Jersey who stood very bravely for justice.     While filling out his application to Stanford University, one of the leading research and teaching institutions in the world, Ziad was asked: “What matters to […]

Suez University Professor Under Fire for Posting Video of Herself Dancing on Personal Facebook Account

Suez University Professor Under Fire for Posting Video of Herself Dancing on Personal Facebook Account

  Suez University professor and author of “Revolution Is My Name” book, Mona Prince, is the latest social media victim. Social media users have been expressing their support for the professor who is currently under investigation for posting a video of herself dancing on her private Facebook account.     Being a university staff myself, it […]

Egyptian MP Suggests Girls Go Through a Virginity Test When Enrolling at a University

Egyptian MP Suggests Girls Go Through a Virginity Test When Enrolling at a University

  As an effort to “get rid of the phenomenon of customary marriages (3orfy),” Elhamy Ageena, a Member of Parliament (MP) has suggested that universities should impose virginity tests every now and then to ensure that they are still “2anessat.”   Moreover, in an interview with Youm7, he called on the Ministry of Higher Education […]

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