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UCR Professors weigh in on the earthquake in Syria and Turkey

On February 6th, 2023, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck along the Syrian border. Around 9 hours later, another one arrived with...

Club Spotlight: Student Organize for Syria advocacy efforts in the midst...

Students Organize for Syria (SOS) is a student-led initiative aiming to spread awareness about the ongoing conflicts in Syria. SOS holds chapters at multiple...

Treat all refugees like the Ukrainian refugees

The last couple weeks have been anything but normal as the world has been exposed to the horrors of Russia’s gruesome invasion of Ukraine....

Only through sovereignty can all Kurds have a place to call...

The people of Kurdistan have faced violence as an ethnic minority and deserve their own state. They have populations that would make it one...

The Book Nook: ‘The Map of Salt and Stars’ humanizes refugees...

The intellectual heritage of the Middle East is central to Zeyn Joukhadar’s debut novel “The Map of...

The ideological curtain concealing disarmament

It has always been the case that the enemies of the U.S. are whatever the U.S. is not. This has included Tories, Confederates, Catholics,...

Airstrikes? Yes! Refugees? Well …

On Saturday, April 14, President Donald Trump, along with European allies, launched airstrikes targeted toward Syrian scientific research, storage and military posts. This act...

Middle Eastern Student Center’s 2017 M.E. Week celebrates art, cuisine, performance...

A traditional Middle Eastern sobhaneh was a great wake up for Middle Eastern Week By: Evan Ismail, SSW To begin the Middle Eastern Student Center’s (MESC)...

Middle Eastern Student Center brings “Spirit of Syria” to UCR

  During the fifth week of winter quarter, UC Riverside’s Middle Eastern Student Center (MESC) hosted the weeklong event, “The Spirit of Syria.” The week...

Governor Brown in support of admitting refugees

In a recent statement, California Governor Jerry Brown announced that the state will be admitting Syrian refugees on the condition that the White House...