The Lau Tribune is the student newspaper at the Lebanese American University.
Produced entirely by students for students, the Tribune has been running since 1997. The paper was then established as an extra-curricular activity for the students of the journalism emphasis. Today, articles are reported, written, edited and published by students of the Journalism Workshop class -a senior journalism course at LAU.
The online LAU Tribune was launched in Spring 2011. A year later, the paper went online only.
Abu-Seraj has been writing stories and poems since her high school years. Today, she pursues her passion for writing by studying journalism at LAU. Abu-Seraj likes to work with children and to write about the things she loves and the people she looks up to. One day, she hopes to write and publish her own book and become a successful journalist. Abu-Seraj enjoys reading novels, watching old movies and travelling. She is the co-editor of the campus life pages.
Baidoun is a 21-year-old journalism student who is passionate about news reporting, and specifically broadcast reporting. She was born in Jerusalem and lived there all her life, until she came to Lebanon to study at LAU. She chose journalism because she would like to report the story of her country. She is planning to continue her master’s studies in communication media. Her dream is to work in a news agency like Reuters or Al-Jazeera.
Dabbous is an assistant professor of media studies and journalism at LAU and the director of the Institute for Media Training and Research. She loves being the adviser for the Tribune. Dabbous’ research falls at the intersection of cultural studies and media, with a special focus on Lebanon. She likes reading, photography, European films and cycling. She also enjoys hunting for clothing and furniture at vintage shops.
Doueik is a 19-year-old LAU journalism student who is passionate about reporting, broadcasting and scriptwriting. She finds in this profession a way of projecting her own philosophy in life -perfection- and a reflection of her outgoing and energetic personality. A workaholic person type A, Doueik would like to do her Master’s in International Affairs. She has a great interest in sports, especially basketball and skiing. Doueik is the co-editor of the campus life pages.
Omar El Tani
Born in Switzerland, El Tani moved to Lebanon at age 3. He chose journalism as a major because he enjoys writing. El Tani’s other hobbies include reading, listening to music and composing. He is the co-editor of the people page.
A Lebanese with Palestinian origins, Hawwa was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is majoring in journalism at LAU. Hawwa is interested in media and religions. He is fluent in Arabic, English, French and elementary German. He likes photography, drawing and travelling. Hawwa is the co-editor of the media and science page.
Hazarian was born in France, lived in Saudi Arabia but did her last school year at Brummana High School. She got into journalism because of her love of writing. Hazarian’s other hobbies include reading, drinking and playing video games. She is the co-editor of the campus news page.
Jaafar was born in Beirut, the youngest among four girls. She’s a senior journalism student at LAU. Jaaafar chose this major because she strongly believes that media are a vital instrument for reconciliation, reconstruction and rehabilitation. She’s very passionate about football and enjoys good music. Her goal is to try to restore Lebanon’s vibrant press. Jaafar is the co-editor of the sports page.
Born in Rome, Laurenti is a senior Journalism student at LAU. He moved to Lebanon at the age of 17 and has been travelling around the world ever since. Laurenti is passionate about writing, travelling, watching movies, listening to music and loves all kinds of animals, but mostly his Siberian Husky Golya. He is the co-editor of the Sports Page.
Born and raised in the United Arab Emirates, Yasmine Sarhi is half-Palestinian, half-Lebanese and has spent her whole life in Dubai and Beirut. She has an AA degree in business management and a certificate in makeup artistry and has worked as a freelance writer and makeup artist. Sarhi is fond of travel and has visited various cities such as Amman, Kuala Lumpur, London, Los Angeles, New York and Paris. She is now completing her last year of studies as a journalism major at LAU and hopes to land a job in the media industry that involves traveling, makeup, photography, culture, fashion and/or art. She is the co-editor of the off campus page.
Shehayeb is a 21-year-old senior journalism student at LAU. She chose this major because she’s passionate about writing and particularly about investigative articles. A perfectionist, she tolerates hard work and seeks perfection in her studies. Shehayeb dreams to be an FBI or CIA agent for at least a day in her life. She once practiced horseback riding and today enjoys shopping, reading investigative articles and exploring the world. She is the co-editor of the off campus pages.
Soufan is a multicultural photographer viewing the world through her lens. She is an animal lover, over-achiever and a family-oriented journalism student at LAU. Aiming high, her dream is to work in National Geographic. Soufan is a believer and it’s not a coincidence that her name does, after all, mean faith. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the LAU Tribune.