Nowruz: A lesser-known new year holiday in the US

By: Alireza Majidi majidia@findlay.edu Iran has a late new year celebration day compared to America Mar. 20 was one of the most important days for the Persian speakers around world. From the first day of spring when the plants, animals, and our souls reunite again. The day when the blossoms wake up from the winter dreams and open the green carpet all over the planet. The day of forgiving each...

Column: LED Curtain

By: Ali Majidi majidia@findlay.edu There's a stark contrast between China's Olympic ceremony and the Uyghurs in internment camps The Olympics is the oldest and greatest athletic event in history, where all of the chivalric people around the globe who have defeated their national rivals, get together to represent their powers to the world and to wave their national flags on the summit of honor and...

EXIT: An international perspective

By: Alireza Majidi majidia@findlay.edu Worlds apart come together with just one choice: to EXIT. I’m from Iran. Yes, you’re thinking just what am I doing in a small, midwestern town like Findlay, Ohio. Maybe for many of the American students here it is hard to be in another city away from home, but for international students? Well, that’s a long, long story. Let me tell you mine. At least...

In the autumn twilight… our fates are connected

By: Minal Bista bistam@findlay.edu Japanese Culture Club asks UF students to interpret a popular Japanese film “ 誰そ彼と 我をな問ひそ 九月の 露に漏れつつ 君待つ我を…” Dr. Hiroaki Kawamura and the Japanese Culture Club hosted a film viewing open to all UF students in November. The event was made up of three sessions: the first session consisted of simply...

Reelection of Ugandan President is met with violent controversy

By Samantha Adkins adkinss@findlay.edu Central Ohio missionaries recount the totalitarian rule of President Yoweri Museveni Central Ohio native, Cana Ditty, spent five and a half years in the African nation Uganda as a missionary with her family. She moved there with her family in 2015 but recently left them to return home to pursue her college education. The recent unrest around the election has...