I talked to University of Iowa students and school officials from Pakistan to get their reactions, after terrorist had attacked the Punjab province, the most populous in Pakistan, and killed at least 67 people and injured another 300. Full story here: The Daily Iowan
Some international students at the University of Iowa expressed concerns in the immediate aftermath of business mogul Donald Trump being named the winner of the 2016 presidential election. They began contacting on-campus resources to ask about the effect of the results on their legal immigration status and personal safety, and I had the pleasure to talk to some of to officials about potential effects Trump’s win. Here is the story: The Daily Iowan
Despite being born with a rare condition, Emeline Dunham continues to inspire others through her determination and character. I interviewed 11-year-old from Wapello, Iowa, who was announced as Kid Captain of the week. Here is for the full story: The Daily Iowan
Xiangnan Li, a former University of Iowa, pleaded guilty to the murder of Tong Shao, a former Iowa State University student, according to a report by CNN. I reported on the breaking news for the Daily Iowan. Li appeared in court in China Wednesday for his trial.I talked to the commander of the investigation unit of the Iowa City police and Johnson County attorney Janet Lyness.
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Being Muslim in Trump’s America is frightening, but open discussions are necessary to end Islamophobia.
This was a post-election reflection opinion piece I wrote after business mogul Donald Trump was announced as winner of the 2016 presidential election. As a Muslim, a minority group that has been openly marginalized and alienated by the country’s president-elect, I empathize with the fear of a Trump presidency. At the end of my article, I urge the public to come together as a community in times of fear. My article was the 29th most read article on the Daily Iowan by the end of Fall 2016. To read the full article: The Daily Iowan
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This is an opinion piece I wrote after the French Government announced the burqini ban, which has since been overturned. The hijab has long been a hot-button issue in the Western world, with views varying from either end of the spectrum. I identify as a Muslim, and I wear the hijab, so the issue definitely resonated with me enough to write a commentary that was so close to my heart. For the full article at The Daily Iowan
During my internship at the Times, I was able to cover then Democratic candidate Patty Judge, who was making a run for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa. Judge met supporters at the Scott County Democratic Headquarters in Davenport, Iowa. She kept to Democratic issues, among them calling for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and removing the cap on Social Security taxes for the wealthiest in the nation. She also said that the nation needs to garner the will to tackle the environmental issues, from clean air and water to the global issue of climate change.
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