Linah Mohammad

Location icon United States of America

A Journalism, Broadcasting and History student at University of Texas at Arlington

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The Collegian
05/06/2015
Sacrifices for the American dream

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor SE professor uses his deportation experience to relate to students They packed all they had on the Greyhound bus and headed back to Mexico. A few days previously, they started getting letters in the mail and immigration agents' visitations to leave the country.

The Collegian
05/06/2015
Diverse campus, segregated hallways

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor Stepping inside one of TCC's most diverse campuses, it's easy to notice the divisions separating the subgroups that make the campus so diverse. In SE Campus' hallways, Asians congregate exclusively with Asians, Arabs with Arabs, blacks with blacks and so forth.

The Collegian
04/29/2015
Vietnam's scars revealed on SE

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor For Americans, April 30 marks the end of the Vietnam War. For northern Vietnamese, it marks the end of the American War. For southern Vietnamese, however, it marks their loss of a homeland. When Americans think of the war, they often think of stories of men fighting over there, not the stories of the refugees among them.

The Collegian
04/01/2015
Profile - SE staffer preaches vegan lifestyle

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor A plate of seasoned rice, lentils and soy crumbles, topped with caramelized onions and raisins. Addas polo, an aromatic, delicious and hearty Iranian delicacy, is Niloofar Asgharian's usual dish. When she is not between the chemical elements and compounds of SE chemistry labs, she is advocating veganism.

The Collegian
03/04/2015
Jordanians speak out on ISIS

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor One of Jordan's pilots, Lt. Moath al-Kasasbeh, was locked in a cage and burned alive. Then, his charred body was crushed under rubble as shown in a 25-minute video posted on YouTube by ISIS. The execution of Al-Kasasbeh shook Jordanians across the world to the core.

The Collegian
02/11/2015
Iraqi students mourn homeland's turn to chaos

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor The car bombings, all the dead bodies in the street. The sounds of bullets and the last moans of the wounded. This is what every day in Iraq looks and sounds like. Huda Alsaheb of Nasiriya in southern Iraq and Ahmad Alnaimy of Baghdad, are two TCC students of many who suffered in their Mesopotamian homeland.

The Collegian
02/04/2015
Classes discuss Mideast issues

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor The long-simmering Palestinian-Israeli conflict has become hard to follow for many Americans. But on TCC campuses, history professors bring the issue front and center to their classrooms. SE history associate professor Juan Joel Tovanche Paredes said students are often ignorant about the conflict.

The Collegian
11/19/2014
Employee worries about family living close to Ebola

By Linah Mohammad/reporter While thousands of Americans were terrified by the recent Ebola outbreak in Dallas, fear was out of the question for one Liberia-raised SE Campus library specialist. "My wife is Liberian, my sister is the chief medical officer in Liberia and all of my family is in Liberia," said Edmund Tamakloe, 26.

The Collegian
10/22/2014
TCC students celebrate Eid in new, traditional ways

By Linah Mohammad/reporter Salma Sammour had a once-in-a-lifetime experience this month. The SE continuing education student went to Mecca in Saudi Arabia earlier this month to participate in one of Islam's two most important holidays, Eid al-Adha. Muslims must make the pilgrimage at least once during their lifetimes.

The Collegian
02/25/2015
VIEWPOINT - Terrorism not exclusive to Islam or Middle East region

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor On Feb. 11, three Muslim students were shot dead, execution-style, in North Carolina, allegedly over a parking spot. Three days later, a Muslim gunman attacked a cafe and a synagogue in Copenhagen, killing one civilian and injuring three policemen. The latter was considered a terrorist attack, but the first wasn't.

The Collegian
02/04/2015
Viewpoint - Freedom-of-speech restrictions still exist around world

By Linah Mohammad/se news editor Americans can criticize Obama, Bush and their great-grandfathers, and they don't think much of it. However, in other parts of the world, people cannot do that, yet. In the Middle East, comments deemed critical of political leaders can entangle not only journalists but also ordinary citizens as well in the turmoil of legal trouble.