Articles by Samie Farhat

Syrian uprising takes violent turn

The uprising in Syria is into its seventh month, with no signs of stopping despite the best efforts of the Syrian government to slow it down.  President Bashar al-Assad has seen protests across the country since March 15 calling for the end of his rule. Following in the footsteps of the people in Tunisia, Egypt…

Once unshakable, Syria rocked by protests

Anti-Syrian government protesters shout slogans as they protest after Friday prayers in Damascus, Syria, on March 25. (AP) The unprecedented wave of protests in Syria have violently continued and spread across the country for a second week. Syria’s importance to the Middle East is vital. They are supporters of Iran, Hamas and Hezbollah, all condemned…

‘Household Tales’ comical, but confusing at conclusion

How many times have you talked to a friend about your family and been too embarrassed to tell the complete truth? What if your whole life turned out to be an experiment? What are the secrets that we hide from each other?  These are all questions that are presented in the play “Household Tales,” a…

Sureck is a do-it-all Blue Streak

There are certain intangibles in a basketball player that separate the good ones from the great ones. Those intangibles:  heart, hustle and leadership, can be used to describe John Carroll University senior Caitlin Sureck and help to explain why the starting forward on the women’s basketball team has had such an illustrious career. Her coach,…