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THE ITHACAN

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THE ITHACAN

Mental health needs to be addressed in POC communities

Mental health needs to be addressed in POC communities

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer March 5, 2019
I think it would be beneficial if Ithaca College put wellness into the curriculum.
Who gets to say the N-word

Who gets to say the N-word

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer February 5, 2019
I will probably never be comfortable with nonblack usages of n---a and especially n---er, even if they’re merely referring to it and not using it.
Free speech, inclusivity and open dialogue: A response to Dr. Bradwell

Free speech, inclusivity and open dialogue: A response to Dr. Bradwell

By Mahad Olad, Staff Writer December 11, 2018
We need to recognize that although these conversations may be taxing, they are necessary, and we need to talk about how to effectively approach them.
Sophomore Mahad Olad, a columnist for The Ithacan, visited family in Kenya in May 2017. Olad’s Muslim family tried to subject him to conversion therapy, but he escaped with help from the U.S. embassy and Ithaca College.

Escaping gay conversion therapy in Kenya

By Mahad Olad February 7, 2018
That is why I’m sharing my story: so the U.S. and other governments can do more to protect the vulnerable youth of Muslim backgrounds whose parents abuse them in the name of religion and culture.
CVE program targets Muslims

CVE program targets Muslims

By Mahad Olad September 11, 2017
CVE should focus on the integration and success of Muslim communities rather than their ability to identify terrorists.
Harvey leaves undocumented immigrants high and dry

Harvey leaves undocumented immigrants high and dry

By Isabella Grullón Paz September 6, 2017
In the long term, however, undocumented immigrants in Houston are far from protected.
Latin America rejects U.S. military intervention

Latin America rejects U.S. military intervention

By Isabella Grullón Paz August 30, 2017
Under the radar of most news sites, Vice President Mike Pence made his way down to Colombia to begin a week-long trip to Latin America that was later cut short.
White identity politics

White identity politics

By Mahad Olad August 30, 2017
White supremacist claims of “subjugation” and “victimhood” are specious, silly and narcissistic.
African vs. African American

African vs. African American

By Mahad Olad April 20, 2017
As an immigrant from Kenya born to Somali parents, I have seen firsthand the divide between African immigrants and African-Americans.
Why I left Islam

Why I left Islam

By Mahad Olad April 13, 2017
Even in the secular West, where the freedom to change religions is recognized, ex-Muslims continue to fear for their lives.
First-generation students face distinctive challenges

First-generation students face distinctive challenges

By Mahad Olad April 6, 2017
The decision to pursue postsecondary education outside of my home came with the price of leaving my family behind. It was emotional and tumultuous.

Not an A-plus math student

By Frances Johnson May 4, 2016
Year after year of math classes, many of my Asian-American classmates would ace their math tests while I hoped for a B-minus or better.
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