Loor Elbedour

Loor Elbedour, Editor

Loor Elbedour is a Junior at Centreville High School and enjoying her second year on the Journalism staff. She joined the Journalism program because she is passionate about human rights crisis around the world. Afterschool, Loor likes to spend with her family and her two cats, Jessica and Kouki. In the future, she hopes to become a human rights lawyer and she dreams to work in the United Nations.

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Murder of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

Murder of Palestinian-American Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

May 31, 2022

While covering an Israeli military raid in the occupied West Bank city of Jenin, Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier while visibly wearing a press jacket. Abu Akleh has been reporting...

2022 Fairfax County Public Schools

Newly Appointed Superintendent Dr. Michelle Reid Meets with Students

May 20, 2022

During the week of May 3rd, five students from every high-school in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) were invited to meet with the newly appointed superintendent, Dr. Michelle Reid at Thoreau Middle...

Coptic Priest and Imam hand-in-hand after restoring peace in Al-Hurraya neighborhood.

The Persecution of Coptic Orthodox Christians in Egypt

May 6, 2022

Archpriest Arsanios Wadeed was stabbed to death while strolling in the waterfront promenade corniche in Alexandria, Egypt. The Coptic Orthodox Church announced its condolences, calling him a “martyr”...

Syrian refugees in Lebanon staying in small cramped quarters.

Could Putin’s Involvement in Syria Have Foreshadowed the Russian Invasion in Ukraine?

March 31, 2022

Last week marked the 11-year anniversary of the devastating and still ongoing conflict in Syria. Rather than moving forward and finding a solution to this conflict, we instead see parallels between tactics...

Book Review: Brothers of the Gun

Book Review: Brothers of the Gun

February 20, 2022

Brothers of the Gun is a coming-of-age memoir written by Marwan Hisham and Molly Crabapple that graphically and textually details Hisham's experience as a man living in Raqqa during the Syrian War. Crabapple...

The Mystery of the Zodiac Killings in the 1960s

The Mystery of the Zodiac Killings in the 1960s

December 16, 2021

On December 20th of 1968, the Zodiac killer took his first life marking the beginning of an era of murder and mystery. The Zodiac killer terrorized the San Francisco Bay Area from 1968 through the 1970’s....

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Oxford School Shooting

December 16, 2021

On November 30th, 2021, 15-year old Ethan Crumbley opened fire on his classmates at Oxford Highschool near Detroit, Michigan killing 4 students, injuring 7 students and 1 teacher. The shooting claimed...

The Taliban Is Blocking Female Aid Workers From Doing Their Job

The Taliban Is Blocking Female Aid Workers From Doing Their Job

November 23, 2021

Despite the Taliban’s reassurances to the United Nations (UN), female aid workers in Afghanistan continue to fear for their safety over restrictions placed on them that make it difficult to do their...

Review: Squid Game

Review: Squid Game

October 26, 2021

Squid Game, released by Netflix on September 17, 2021, is a psychological thriller written and directed by South Korean film director and screenwriter, Hwang Dong-hyuk. The show became an overnight sensation...

Students At Edison High Protest Against Dress Code

Students At Edison High Protest Against Dress Code

October 1, 2021

On August 26th, 2021 students at Thomas Edison High School in Fairfax County staged an in-school demonstration to call attention to what they perceive as “unjust and uneven enforcement” of the FCPS...

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