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Sunday, December 9th, 2012
As Egypt recently commemorated the 90th anniversary of the discovery of King Tutankhamen's tomb, archeologists unearthed the 4,500-year-old tomb of Princess Shert Nepti south of Cairo

The find proves that Egypt remains fertile ground for archaeologists and Egyptologists seeking to unearth its ancient history.

Dina Meshref
Sunday, December 2nd, 2012
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.

Egyptian folklore dancers
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
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.

Coping with stress
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
As Bob Marley would say, "Don't worry about a thing, cause every little thing is gonna be alright."

Many AUCians would not relate to this quote nowadays; simply because they are worried about their mid­terms, thesis papers and project submissions.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012
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.

Fashion fest
Saturday, November 24th, 2012
Chaos erupted, people argued, designers disappeared, and some of the audience had already left before the show even started. The first Cairo Fashion Festival was about to get off to a shaky start.

People dressed in style and didn't miss the opportunity of arriving fash­ionably late. The catwalk, which was supposed to have started at 7 PM, began half an hour later.

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

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.

You must have:

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

A number of AUCians believe that the porn ban decreed by Prosecutor-General Abdel Maguid Mahmoud will lead to future cen­sorship, curbing of media freedoms, and ultimately have negative results on social behavior.

While some students don't agree with the content of porn, there is consensus that the ban is unnecessary.

"I don't agree with the content, but I don't think we should ban anything at a time when the whole world is opening up," said Taymour El Alfi, a graduate in Television and Digital Journalism.

hash
Sunday, November 11th, 2012

“We have decided to relocate our conglomeration to the garden behind Auntie Anne’s. Join us if you think you are cool,” said a piece of paper in front of the HUSS building.

Dean Fahmy
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012
In light of the upcoming U.S. election, The Caravan sat down with Nabil Fahmy, AUC's founding Dean of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy to talk about his views on current events. Fahmy, Egypt's ambassador to the U.S.
Ganzeer
Monday, October 22nd, 2012

The cat represents humans in a way that is visible on the streets; it is wounded and yet accepts the pain from every one, and finds a way to live.

"It is a strong representation of the Egyptian people," said Mohamed Fahmy, aka Ganzeer.

Staff Strike - Photo by Ahmed Chedid
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Every person at AUC is a part of a wider community that is inter-de­pendable. Staff workers and clean­ers are an integral part of the sys­tem, but how familiar are students with their daily lives?

Nesma Mohamed, for example, started to work at the dorms when she was 19, and for the past five years has followed the same sched­ule, making her way to work at 6am.

Freshmen on campus
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Loud, playful, irritating, and over-expressive are just some of the ways seniors at AUC's new cam­pus describe the nearly 1.000 fresh­men who have come to AUC this fall semester.

Seniors, in line with age-old tra­dition, have always looked down on freshmen for different reasons; some of them justifiable and others based on mythology.

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

 

 

The only AUCian to win Star Academy has just released her new album and premiered at the Modern University of Science and Technology (MUST) Opera House.

Every season, thousands apply from all over the Arab world to the televised singing competition Star Academy, including AUCians. This year, Nesma Mahgoub’s talent outshone everyone else, in Star Academy’s eighth season.

Food outlets 2012
Sunday, October 21st, 2012

As the new semester kicks off, return­ing students are finding that a number of new food outlets had set up shop on campus. But were they ready to take the plunge?

Water dispensers
Sunday, October 21st, 2012

Water shortage and campus con­sumption problems were among the administration’s major concerns during the beginning of the semester, but last week it was a case of déjà vu.

 

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

AUC is well known for the cultural diver­sity it provides on campus; students from all around the world have come to study here. For Egyptian students, this provides for a rich and diverse learning environment. As for foreigners, however, living in Egypt may cause for quite a cul­ture shock.

Many foreign students that come to AUC are adventurous and looking for an experience to tell people back home, yet some of them struggle to create a new comfort zone for themselves.

Monday, October 15th, 2012

The recent strike at AUC has highlighted the importance of internal student politics, particularly that of the Black Camp, to the larger AUC community.

The Black Camp, which initiated and led to the gate closures, has risen to the fore of campus politics in the past few weeks.

Alaa Abdel-Ghani in the 1970s
Monday, October 15th, 2012
Professor Alaa Abdel Ghani took me on a journey back in time as I adjusted my audio recorder to interview him about his experiences as an AUCian at the height of the 1973 October War.

Now an affiliate professor at the journalism and mass communication department, I watched him recall his college days and listened to

Friday, October 5th, 2012
Classes finally resumed Wednesday, after nearly two weeks of campus closure due to student protests over a tuition fee hike, but signs of a divide in the community were clearly visible. 

Some students said they were happy with the result of the negotiations between student protesters and university administration.

Yasmine Nasef, a biology sophomore said that she appreciated the agreement, noting that she thought "it was a good compromise between what the students wanted and what the administration wanted.”

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