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Of Fireworks and Uncertain Futures: Stories from students from countries in conflict

Of Fireworks and Uncertain Futures: Stories from students from countries in conflict

Kamna Shastri

October 9, 2014

Tires scream as a car stops quickly, and Senior Hasan Ali remembers the car in Iraq that made the same sound before its passengers started shooting. Ali knows his gut reaction in those situations isn't the same as what he understands is actually happening. Still, it is challenging to separate his...

Whitman’s first Iraqi international student shares story

Daniel Kim

September 20, 2012

Every year, many new international faces appear on the Whitman campus. This year was no different from any other. However, one student came all the way from Iraq––the first of his country to come to Whitman. As many international students who have come to Whitman with different backgrounds, first-year...

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