Caroline Shepard Blog

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2hwa Culture in Cairo

The 2hwa (pronounced aah-wuh)  is such a beautiful thing. 2hwa (or قهوة) can mean coffee or coffee shop. There are different kinds of 2hwas and they’re made for different kinds of people. Some 2hwas are...

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Arabic Flagship Talent Show

On Friday, December 1st I attended the Arabic Flagship Talent Show. Each club and Arabic class (except for the 4000 level courses) is expected to produce a video, sing a song, or display a...

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Egyptian Club

I’m still involved in the Arabic Flagship as student, a tutor, and a TA. Through Flagship I founded the Egyptian club last year with my friends Lamis and Youssef. We try to offer a...

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International Studies

My classes this semester were awesome. I had some of my favorite professors, i’ve written papers on some of my favorite topics, and i’ve spent quality time with my best friends. I’m incredibly happy...

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The Yemeni Conundrum

Tuesday, February 28 at 4pm I attended the lecture with Mustafa Bahran titled “The Yemeni Conundrum”. Bahran is a visiting professor from the University of Sana’a in Yemen. He began by presenting a general...

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Imperfect Strangers

On Monday, March 20 I attended the lecture entitled “Imperfect Strangers: Americans, Arabs, and U.S.-Middle East Relations in the 1970s” presented by Dr. Salim Yaqub, a guest lecturer from University of California at Santa...

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Forum on Democracy

On Thursday, February 23 I attended the event Forum on Democracy hosted in the Meacham Auditorium of the Oklahoma Memorial Union. I missed the presentations for Panel 1; however, I was present for the...

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Arabic Flagship

This semester I participated in the Drama club and the Poetry club through the Arabic Flagship. I also worked as an Arabic tutor and a TA for the Beginning Arabic continued class. The Arabic...

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Syrian Oud Music

Friday, Spetember 30 I attended the Music from Syria and Beyond workshop with Kenan Adnawi and Tareq Rantisi. Prior to the official starting time at 4pm there was an interactive question and answer session conducted...

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