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AHLI APP: STUDENT START-UP TO MERGE PRAYER AND TECHNOLOGY
Paula Valentina Dozsa
Ahli App: student start-up to merge prayer and technology

Deriving its name from the Arabic word for family, Ahli App aims to serve as a community catalyst. Its founder and CEO, Souhaïl Wardi, is an NYU Abu Dhabi junior who developed the idea from his own personal experience. Since then, he has been inspiring people to rethink the intersection between Muslim prayer and technology. […]

Scandals and Stories: In Class with Miguel Syjuco

Recipient of the Man Asia Literary Prize for his novel Ilustrado, acclaimed Filipino author Miguel Syjuco is also, by several accounts, charming. I signed up for his writing workshop at NYU Abu Dhabi last week when the Literature department sent the email rounds about this young and charismatic author. Over ADNH vegetable sandwiches and Nespresso […]

Review: Ida

The way one interprets films about journeys into the past and discoveries of identity can largely depend on personal experience as much as on historical knowledge. Films enable us to reflect on self-origin, national history and images depicted in memory. However, while I perceive the film world as an authentic reality in itself, one might […]

Evil guys never win: the downfall of Daesh

The demonic regime of the group known as the Islamic State, also known as Daesh, has digressed from any theological base, any political sensibilities and any semblance of moral sanity. But the leaderless acts of fighters, each one more gruesome than the next, are nothing but desperate attempts to preserve self-respect and self-dignity in a […]

DINING FACILITIES TO INTRODUCE REUSABLE TAKE-OUT CONTAINER PROGRAM
Zoe Hu
Dining facilities to introduce reusable take-out container program

In conjunction with Student Government’s Sustainability Committee, ADNH Compass will be introducing a reusable container system for those on campus getting take-out meals from the dining facilities. The initiative, which will prompt the ousting of styrofoam from campus, was voted into effect at a General Assembly on March 15. The change will be in effect […]

CAPSTONE CHECK-IN: ADVICE FROM SENIORS
Clare Hennig
Capstone check-in: advice from seniors

For some members of the Class of 2016, capstone proposals are due in a couple of weeks on April 1, and questions about topics and approaches abound. The Gazelle talked to five seniors from different disciplines about the projects they are currently working on and their advice on capstones. Zahida Rahmentulla, Arab Crossroads Rahmentulla is […]

THE SOFT POWER OF BUILDING A GLOBAL BRAND
Muhammad Usman
The soft power of building a global brand

Indian restaurants in London are dominated by North Indian cuisine. In fact, if you want to find South Indian cuisine, you need to search for it separately. This is just one example of how certain regions of a country dominate the so-called brand of a country. North India has traditionally been the center of power […]

IMPRESSIONS: ARABIC HOMESTAY
Zoe Hu
Impressions: Arabic Homestay

From March 5 to 7, students in the university’s Colloquial Arabic: Levantine Arabic course, which teaches the Arabic dialects spoken around Syria, Lebanon and Palestine, participated in a weekend-long homestay with two families of Palestinian origin living in Al Ain and Khalifa City. Below are their impressions, in their own words: Guillaume Sylvain, sophomore This […]

Artist: Julia Zhao Xu

Julia Zhao Xu’s work was selected to be published as part of an ongoing initiative, run by The Gazelle’s Creative Desk, to create a space for student artwork. If you’d like to learn more about this week’s artist, check out the podcast interview, which was conducted, produced and edited by creative editor Laura Waltje.   […]

CARTOON: GSOC DEMANDS
Sebastián Rojas Cabal
Cartoon: GSOC Demands

Sebastián Rojas Carbal is an editor-at-large. Email him at feedback@gzl.me.

An update on proposed changes to the core curriculum

Recently, there has been much debate about changing the core curriculum, what exactly might be done and how this will affect both current and future students at NYU Abu Dhabi. Different groups of faculty and students have floated proposals around, and during a General Assembly on 8 Feb. this year, the following set of ideas […]