Articles by: Zena Salem

Abdelrahman Sameh, fourth-year biomedical engineering student. (Photo by Zena Salem)

Egyptian community weighs in on deadly mosque attack

An attack on a  mosque in northern Sinai, Egypt  earlier this month, hit a little too close to home for one Ryerson biomedical engineering student.     

by Zena Salem· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Rachel M. Trozzolo, one of the organizers of the event, holds the trans flag. (Photo by Mah Noor Mubarik)

Trans community discusses fashion challenges

Vivek Shraya says she used to love shopping, but now hates it. It reminds her that she either dresses the way she wants and worries about incurring violence, or she erases her identity.

by Zena Salem· · News
Attendees wearing red bands similar to those worn following the attack in Mogdishu. Photo taken Oct. 20. (Zena Salem/Ryersonian)
(Photo by Zena Salem)

Students hold vigil following attack in Mogadishu

University of Toronto was lit up with candles on Friday night during a campus vigil organized to show solidarity with the Somali community following the recent terror attack, the worst in the country’s history.

by Zena Salem· · News, On Campus
Fartun Abdulle, second-year business management student, on Oct. 19 (Zena Salem/Ryersonian)

Somali students weigh in on deadly attacks in Mogadishu

University students in Toronto are still coming to terms with the recent terrorist attack in Mogadishu, Somalia that killed at least 300 people.

Asha Amin, a third-year business management student at Ryerson, whose parents grew up in Mogadishu, said she heard about the attack while she was at work and sitting with another Somali woman.

by Zena Salem· · News, Off Campus
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