The dancers in their colorful outfits twirled around with their hands held high to the beat of the rhythm. The cheers from the crowd never ceased to end and only grew louder with each passing performance.
The Egyptian Folklore Performance was held on November 28 at the Bassily Auditorium at the New Cairo campus.
Dina Meshref, a freshman majoring in business administration, won the Egyptian Fifth Settlements Universities Table Tennis Competition, qualifying her for the National Egyptian Universities Competition next March.
Meshref plays for the Ahli Club, Egyptian National team, and just this year started playing table tennis for AUC.
AUC and Egypt representatives, Nermin El Shimi and Karim Khairy, did not come back with empty hands from the African Taekwondo Championship in Madagascar.
Khairy came home with a silver medal for the 74kg category in the African Championship, as well as a gold medal in the African Team Cup. El Shimi, on the other hand, made history by being the first female on her team to take home a gold medal for 46kg in the African Championship.
In every new country you visit, there is always a list of not-to-be-missed things to do. The same can be applied to some universities and AUC is no exception. The Caravan asked students what they feel are experiences every AUCian must undergo before graduating.
Cairo, a city that is over 1,000 years old, was originally developed in the late 19th century to be home to a maximum of six million inhabitants. Since then it has undergone numerous development and expansion projects becoming Greater Cairo, the 16th largest city in the world with a population of 18-22 million.
But as development projects focus outward with the establishment of new cities, there is a concern that downtown Cairo may be overlooked.
Presidential campaigning kicked off on May 1 paving the way for a flurry of slogans, party promises and propaganda designed to convince the electorate whom to vote for on May 23 and 24.
Among the tens of thousands of posters, banners and fliers throughout Egypt one finds "We'll Make a Dream Come True", "Up for the Challenge", "Project of a Nation", or "One of Us" in addition to other slogans.
"One of Us" was perhaps the first to emerge as the slogan of leftist candidate, Hamdeen Sabbahy.
The role of women has become a central theme following the January 25 popular uprising. Tens of thousands of women participated in the protests, dozens were killed; dozens more were briefly incarcerated.
How society views women came into full focus when the "virginity tests" scandal made headlines.
Samira Ibrahim, one of the female protesters who had to endure a "virginity test", filed a case against the military, which eventually resulted in the acquittal of the doctor who performed the tests.
A growing number of Egyptians are playing it safe, preferring to wait until after the presidential elections to decide whether to invest in local markets.
Many have cited the current political and economic instability as a hindrance to traditional spending habits and say these have curbed their choices to invest in industry, manufacturing and real estate.
For 30 years, AUC has hosted Egyptian antiquities from different eras of history, yet most students, faculty and staff have never seen them or even knew about them. The existence of these antiquities was only revealed to the public after they were stolen in late 2010 and the media publicized the theft. The Caravan has conducted an investigation into this matter.