HHS Newsstreak On Egypt Crisis

Jeremy Aldrich -- February 5th, 2011

In the most recent Newsstreak, a pair of news stories and an opinion piece deal with the escalating crisis in Egypt. Nahla Aboutabl interviewed one of the protesters and also wrote an opinion piece about freedom in the US, concluding with “[N]ext time you get to say an opinion of yours and don’t get shot, appreciate the freedoms you take for granted.”

Heather Hunter-Nickels covered last night’s rally on Court Square in support of Egypt’s democracy movement:

Over 100 people showed up downtown and several stepped up to speak out their concerns and hopes.  The group was diverse, representing several countries like Brazil, Mexico, Kurdistan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria, and Palestine to demonstrate solidarity with the Egyptian protesters.  There was also a wide variety of ages actively participating in the open forum speaking.

“It was touching that people spoke up,” said HHS senior Marwah Banihani. “One guy said, ‘we’re all here for you [addressing Egyptian protesters], and that democracy can open a door for freedom.’”

Banihani was at the gathering to support her Egyptian friend’s homeland but also her country, Jordan.

“The same thing is going to happen in Jordan, and that is were I am from,” Banihani said

Photo by RTCL2 via hburgnews Flickr pool

3 Responses to “HHS Newsstreak On Egypt Crisis”

  1. I’m constantly impressed with the quality of the Newsstreak articles. Those kids do great work.

  2. Danielle says:

    I wish I had known about the rally…I would’ve been there in a second. I lived in Cairo when I was younger and have been following the situation there very closely.

  3. Cindy Hunter says:

    HHS had several students present- we need to encourage our students in thier community participation!

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