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War on political correctness expands past social media

By Isabella Winkler, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The term “politically correct” has taken on a new weight recently, with its actual usage and meaning being manipulated by social media. It seems like everyone is blowing the politically correct whistle after every news story or headline airs, but their motives are justified when it comes to recent ev...

Comedy crosses political divide at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

By Sanaa Khan, Columnist

May 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The White House Correspondents’ Dinner took place Saturday night, an annual event when, as President Obama dubbed it, “Washington celebrates itself.” With this being the president’s last year in office, and with the current political climate, the event’s speakers had plenty of material to...

WATCH: UI students participate in 3-day Wear a Hijab Challenge

By Abraham Koshy and Jean Kang

September 29, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

The Muslim Student Association presents the "Wear a Hijab Challenge" to raise awareness on the roles and beliefs of Muslim women and what it means to wear a scarf. The challenge invites women of all backgrounds to participate for three days. Momina Shaikh, the outreach chair for MSA discusses mor...

The Hijab: More than just clothing

The Hijab: More than just clothing

By Natalie Stewart

September 27, 2015


Filed under Life & Culture

Although it may come in an array of colors, patterns and textures, the hijab represents much more than just a piece of clothing or a mere fashion statement to Muslim women. Monday marked the start of Islam Awareness Week, where students in the Muslim Student Association put on a series of discussions a...