Sarah AbdelRahman

Caravan Staff Reporter

Sarah Abdelrahman is a 22-year-old journalism and theater major. She has acted in several AUC plays and Egyptian feature films and television. She also has professional dubbing experience with Disney International.

Stories from Sarah AbdelRahman

Friday, March 11th, 2011

I was at the peaceful protests in front of “Lazoghly” State Security building, demanding the army to let a number of the protesters in to make sure that there are no papers being burnt or stolen as we had all seen the previous day.

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Sunday, December 19th, 2010
Performing and Visual Arts (PVA) professor Leila Saad is retiring this Spring of 2011 after six years of teaching at AUC.

Saad, 73, became somewhat of an icon during her years at the PVA, often seen teaching with her perfectly polished nails complementing her shiny green eyes and youthful energy.

But she counts her father – mentor and best friend – as the source of that inspired energy.

Yousif Mahchi
Tuesday, December 14th, 2010
In a hastily called election, candidates are competing for the the top job at the Student Union, left vacant after former president Hesham Shafick was dismissed in a referendum on December 2.

One of the candidates, Mohanned Gomaa, the current acting president, says he intends to restore certain former positions and accept new applicants.

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

For the first time in AUC history, a Student Union President is impeached and dismissed before finishing out his mandate.

On Thursday, students voted in favor of a referendum to uphold a Student Senate decision to impeach Shafick.

The final tally on Friday revealed that 855 voted for the referendum while 689 voted against.

"Shafick and his entire team are dismissed, and we will elect a new president within 10 days," said Hatem Mashhour, a Student Judicial Board member and a witness to the vote counting.

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Saturday, December 4th, 2010
Anton Chekov’s three-act play Three Sisters is brought to life on the Malak Gabr Theater’s stage this week, bringing melancholic l lullaby to the AUC audience.

Three Sisters takes us back to a nineteenth cen­tury small town in Russia where a group of people are obsessed with the idea of going to Moscow.

Gawezny Shokran
Saturday, October 30th, 2010
The rising importance of materialism in contemporary Egyptian society was cited as a factor contributing to Egypt’s marriage crisis during a panel discussion last week.

Gawezni Shokran” (Get me married, thank you), part of the Cairo International Model Arab League (CIMAL) Awareness Program campaign, sought to identify the key issues which this country’s youth face when looking to tie the knot.

Said Sadek, a sociology professor, reviewed how the culture of marriage has evolved over the past 60 years.

Odd Couple
Sunday, October 24th, 2010

On its final rehearsal run, Neil Simson’s The Odd Couple, female version, brought the liveliness of the 1980s and the freshness of light comedy onto the Gerhart theater’s stage.

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Eight schools from the US and Europe have signed new exchange and study abroad agreements with AUC, giving students a greater range of interaction with the global academic community.

The schools include prestigious institutions such as Wellesley in the US, Science Politique in Paris, and the American University in Paris.

This year AUC also resumed its exchange program with the American University of Beirut, after a hiatus due to “security reasons.”

Kareem Kassem
Sunday, September 26th, 2010
As a fidgety child obsessed with fighter planes, Kareem Kassem never dreamt of becoming an actor. But this past weekend, the trilingual 23-year-old AUC alumnus won the “Best Upcoming Star” award at the Alexandria Film Festival.  

“It was nice winning an award only after a third film. I was honored to be voted by The Egyptian Association of Writers and Critics as the best young actor,” said Kassem.

With a Facebook fan base that exceeds 18,000 members, Kassem did not always have it easy when it came to his career. Playing controversial roles, especially in his latest film Bel Alwan Al Tabee’eya (Natural Colors), taught him to deal with criticism and conflict.

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Waking up to a 4 am alarm to interview a source in China on the eve of Eid Al Fitr is business as usual for AUC alumnus Ethar El Katatney, an award-winning journalist and published author. The familiar face we see on the “I AM AUC” billboards on the way to campus is only 23.

Being the first Arab and the youngest participant to win CNN’s Multichoice African Journalist of the Year award in 2009, the accolades El Katatney continues to receive are nothing if not testament to her ambition and passion for her job.