Looking Up, Looking Forward: A Reflection on Ramadan 2021

Mohamad HamzeWritten by Mohamad Hamze '24
Each year, as the Islamic holy month of Ramadan draws to a close, Muslims around the world turn their sights to the moon. In the lunar calendar, a new moon signifies the conclusion of the preceding month and the start of the next, so as the moon wanes in the sky in the last few nights of the month, we often take time to reflect on the month of Ramadan that is passing us by and look ahead to the first day of the month of Shawwal, called Eid al-Fitr. Read more

“A Weight in the Center of my Chest:” Becoming a Better Ally

Sadie CasaleWritten by Sadie Casale '24
I need to preface this blog post with an acknowledgement – I am a fortunate person. Fortunate to have a safe place with my family, fortunate to not know the feeling of a hungry belly at night, and fortunate to not have ever personally experienced se*ual assault. The gravity of that is not lost on me, as women aged 18-24, a group I identify with, are among the most at-risk individuals of this heinous crime.  Read more