Author's details

Name: Areeba Hasan
Date registered: 19 May, 2011


Areeba Hasan is a graduate of Rutgers University, where she received a BA in History with a focus on Soviet/U.S. relations during the Cold War, and the after effects its periphery wars had on the Middle East and East Asia. She previously interned with the SISGI Group’s Alliance for Positive Youth Development from Summer 2011 to Summer 2012. Areeba will now be a featured writer focusing on issues ranging from human rights cases, developments in Middle Eastern politics, and tracking down the current state of previously sensationalized human interest stories.

Latest posts

  1. The Extremist, Radical Box — 4 June, 2013
  2. The Politics of Pistachios — 7 May, 2013
  3. Spotlight on North Korea — 2 April, 2013
  4. Freedom Through Acting, Not Guns — 5 March, 2013
  5. When the Past Dictates the Future — 5 February, 2013
  6. Fueling Guatemala’s Hunger Crisis — 15 January, 2013
  7. Reservation for One — 16 April, 2012
  8. Looking to the Future – Is Higher Education the right choice? — 19 March, 2012
  9. The Visible Issues with Invisible Children — 12 March, 2012
  10. Working on College 2.0 — 20 February, 2012
  11. The Education Changer — 13 February, 2012
  12. The Sad Tune of Headphones — 9 February, 2012
  13. The Future for College — 30 January, 2012
  14. The Bitter Taste of Chocolate — 23 January, 2012
  15. A New School for NYC — 19 December, 2011
  16. An Educational Secret — 5 December, 2011
  17. Giving Back: Pencils of Promise — 28 November, 2011
  18. Starbucks to the Rescue — 21 November, 2011
  19. The Math and Science Curse — 14 November, 2011
  20. Screen Shot — 2 November, 2011
  21. Barbie’s Looking Pretty Grown Up — 24 October, 2011
  22. More than Just a Gadget — 10 October, 2011
  23. The Fight Over Wall Street — 3 October, 2011
  24. Toddlers, Hairspray, Makeup Oh My! — 26 September, 2011
  25. A Failing Grade for Standardized Tests — 19 September, 2011
  26. Learning, Giving, and Having Fun — 12 September, 2011
  27. The Waiting Generation — 7 September, 2011
  28. The Reading Gap — 29 August, 2011
  29. Tweens are All About Fame — 23 August, 2011
  30. The Power of Students in Chile — 12 August, 2011
  31. Fossils, Artifacts, and Higher Education — 5 August, 2011
  32. Is a Bachelor’s Degree Not Enough? — 1 August, 2011
  33. Nelson Mandela: Role Model for Youth — 21 July, 2011
  34. The March on Washington D.C. — 15 July, 2011
  35. Youth Issues Tweet Chats — 12 July, 2011
  36. Youth and International Development — 11 July, 2011
  37. Oh Budget Cuts! — 8 July, 2011
  38. The Benefits of Small Class Sizes — 1 July, 2011
  39. The Importance of Tolerance — 24 June, 2011
  40. What Happened to Our History? — 20 June, 2011
  41. Small Changes, Big Differences — 10 June, 2011
  42. Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao — 3 June, 2011
  43. The Era of Cyber-Bullying — 27 May, 2011
  44. Growing Up Too Fast — 20 May, 2011

Most commented posts

  1. Nelson Mandela: Role Model for Youth — 4 comments
  2. The Benefits of Small Class Sizes — 2 comments
  3. Hello, Hola, Bonjour, Ciao — 2 comments
  4. The Waiting Generation — 2 comments
  5. Barbie’s Looking Pretty Grown Up — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

Jun 04

The Extremist, Radical Box

I think a lot of people can call me the quintessential Jersey girl without the gym, tan, and laundry.  I have enough feistiness to account for the entire East Coast, and yet I am always meekly waiting for the proverbial shoe to drop.  Though I am surrounded by some of the most understanding people in …

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May 07

The Politics of Pistachios

Sometimes, the strangest things can cause a rift, or continue to push apart, two countries.  It comes as no surprise that the United State and Iran are not ideologically on the same page.  The two nations have been at odds with one another over the development of nuclear energy, and over the years Iran has …

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Apr 02

Spotlight on North Korea

In the past few weeks, the Middle East and Europe have been the dominant geographic regions marking headlines across the media.  A majority of people have been tracking the economic situation in Cyprus, the continuing violence in Syria, and President Obama’s recent trip to Israel.  However, it is rather astonishing that the media spotlight has …

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Mar 05

Freedom Through Acting, Not Guns

In Palestine, there is a city by the name of Jenin located in the West Bank.  A majority of the city’s population is made up of Palestinian refugees displaced from their homes.  Thousands of young children, teenagers, and college age youth grow up within the walls of this refugee city, and the future they look …

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Feb 05

When the Past Dictates the Future

France’s desire to build a relationship with Algeria may always be thwarted by colonial past. History has a way of making its presence known, years after the events that helped shape it are forgotten by a majority of the world.  It is almost as though it wants to remind us that accepting the past is …

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Jan 15

Fueling Guatemala’s Hunger Crisis

Environmental awareness and protection campaigns have become a ubiquitous staple in the global media diet.  It seems that movements to search for alternative energy resources and investing in biofuels have become a mantra for a plethora of countries.  Protecting the planet is without a doubt an important matter to focus on, but what happens behind …

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Apr 16

Reservation for One

California community college introducing a two-tiered tuition system for a spot in class Higher education is perhaps one of the most controversial and hot button topics that come up on an almost perennial basis.  The current debate revolving around universities and colleges hones in on high tuition rates and budget cuts.  While students feel frustrated …

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Mar 19

Looking to the Future – Is Higher Education the right choice?

What type of higher education is best for you? I have written countless articles that revolve around the topic of college, and the significance of a college education.  As a college student myself, I am a firm believer that education is an important tool that will benefit young people in the future.  However, the worldwide …

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Mar 12

The Visible Issues with Invisible Children

Almost everyone these days has been talking about the viral video, “Kony 2012.”  The video is an attempt by the organization, Invisible Children, to bring awareness to Joseph Kony and his group LRA.  Kony, a Ugandan leader of the LRA, kidnaps young children, and turns them into child soldiers.  There is no denying the fact …

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Feb 20

Working on College 2.0

Not long ago I wrote a blog post on the changes that President Obama wants to bring to universities.  Many of his changes revolved around student loans, and helping young people get the best out of their higher education experiences.  The president has been calling for education changes in rapid succession, and recently asked Congress …

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