Loading...

Tag: college

It’s a Teens Life: How to Apply for University Abroad

Written by Hussein Ahmed Hussein Ahmed is a New Yorker who spent his three years of high school in Egypt and is currently a resident student at Stony Brook University, [ … ]

About Hussein Ahmed

Hello everyone, I’m 17 years old. I grew up in New York but I have been living in Egypt for the past three years. My greatest happiness is reading while listening to Coldplay and spending time with my family. My greatest fear is growing up, making wrong decisions and having to choose to do something or be somebody I do not want to be. Despite this, I have a passion for writing and joining Cairo Contra is a step in facing my greatest fear. I am a writer for “It’s a Teen’s Life” column.

Decisions in a Halo – Episode VIII: Twin Souls

Written by Alaa A. Rahman Previously on Decisions in a Halo – Episode VII: Student and Master Yesterday evening was a complete WASTE. OF. MY. TIME! I have lost about [ … ]

About Alaa Rahman

I’m one of the In-Betweeners. I hover between reality and fiction worlds (of my own creation or currently existent). However, my 28 year old Economic Analyst alter ego at the Egyptian Ministry of Finance keeps me grounded in real life (unfortunately!). I am a big freak when it comes to Harry Potter related basically anything. I love writing; I draw and paint as well as cook and play the violin (still an amateur though!) Kingdom Hearts is – in my opinion – the best fantasy game out there and music is life! I’ll be writing Decisions in a Halo and editing fiction pieces to whoever feels like venturing in the world of myth.

Student’s Hub: Dorms’ Survival Hacks

Written by Raghda Ashraf Did you recently graduate from school and are/will be attending a college away from home? Are you panicking about the idea of having to be the “man/ [ … ]

About Raghda Ashraf

A 21 year old GUCian majoring in pharmacy & biotechnology, a member in two clubs at my university & I was a high school biology TA for two years. My writing developed to poems when I found myself writing one out of the blue and then started to benefit this for events & birthday greetings instead of the usual “Happy Birthday” and got them published in a magazine. It popped into my mind this year to try writing small posts on pictures, so I went for it and made “DiaryThoughts” Facebook page. I write for Students’ Hub.

Student’s Hub: College Hacks; The 10 Best College Apps

Written by Raghda Ashraf We can guarantee there’s no student on earth who doesn’t simply use their cell-phone, tablet or laptop on daily basis, if not hourly! With such technological revolution, [ … ]

About Raghda Ashraf

A 21 year old GUCian majoring in pharmacy & biotechnology, a member in two clubs at my university & I was a high school biology TA for two years. My writing developed to poems when I found myself writing one out of the blue and then started to benefit this for events & birthday greetings instead of the usual “Happy Birthday” and got them published in a magazine. It popped into my mind this year to try writing small posts on pictures, so I went for it and made “DiaryThoughts” Facebook page. I write for Students’ Hub.

Student’s Hub: 5 Things NO ONE will Tell You Before Your College Freshman Year

Written by Salma Khalid  Honestly, who’s not stressed out about their college freshmen year?! Nobody isn’t! So, in order to break through the ice quickly, here are a few things no [ … ]

About Salma Khalid

An 18 years old potter head that just survived 3 years of high school. A book dragon you can say, so don’t mess with papers when I’m around OR ELSE. I love watching movies, a lot of them at once! Have a 3 years experience in social media management and 7 months experience as an assistant teacher of English. I’m recently -besides being a co-writer for the Students’ Hub column- a social media specialist at The IG Club!

Students’ Hub: 5 Pointers for the Perfect Presenter

Written by Alaa (aka Lols)   Hello everyone! It’s been quite a long time since I “nagged” you guys into reading college-related articles. But hey, a man’s gotta do what [ … ]

About Alaa Rahman

I’m one of the In-Betweeners. I hover between reality and fiction worlds (of my own creation or currently existent). However, my 28 year old Economic Analyst alter ego at the Egyptian Ministry of Finance keeps me grounded in real life (unfortunately!). I am a big freak when it comes to Harry Potter related basically anything. I love writing; I draw and paint as well as cook and play the violin (still an amateur though!) Kingdom Hearts is – in my opinion – the best fantasy game out there and music is life! I’ll be writing Decisions in a Halo and editing fiction pieces to whoever feels like venturing in the world of myth.

Students’ Hub: 6 Ways to Handle End-Of-Semester Stress

Written by Mariem ELTagoury Hello Cairenes! This month, seeing as Alaa is feeling a little bit under the weather, I’ll be bringing you our College Life tips. It’s almost the [ … ]

About Mariem El Tagoury

I am a graduate from German University Cairo. Reading novels is my passion and writing is my release. My guilty pleasures include fashion & playing around with my make-up kit. A couple of years back when I was introduced to the online world, back in 2007; I was quite surprised that in spite of the presence of thousands of young Egyptians who follow the online sphere daily, there wasn’t one site that represented us or our lifestyle. [Later we’d come to see the rise of the political, religion, social-elite, and foodie websites, but still the voice of the average Cairene youth was missing.] I was glad to find out that I wasn’t the only one who had the feeling of the outsider on the internet, that’s why I decided to gather a team to fill a gap & finally find our place online and give Cairo’s youth a real voice that reflects its true culture. I hope you find our site interesting with a new view of life. Besides running the magazine & editing, I write the “Sans Sugarcoating” column, pardon my french, and a couple of other stuff around here! If you want to contact me, my email is mariem.eltagoury@cairocontra.com; you can also use our contact form or email directly to admin@cairocontra.com

Fab Finds: 17/9/2013

Written by – Ola Oreiba Hello fellow “CairoContrars”, yeah I’m calling you that from now on –or until I can come up with a better name. We’re back with this [ … ]

About Ola Oreiba

I’m a girl who's typically doing nothing except wondering and wandering around Cairo. I spend most of my time listening to music while I’m mostly stuck in the Cairo traffic. I love fashion and food A LOT, I also have a thing for reading books by not-so-popular authors because I believe there’s an intriguing story behind each and every creature in this world of ours.

Students’ Hub: 8 Reasons College Is All About Second Chances

Written by Alaa  (aka Lols) Hello, hello, hello fellow readers and students! Welcome to this week’s article of College Life. It’s a very special article indeed because well, it’s the [ … ]

About Alaa Rahman

I’m one of the In-Betweeners. I hover between reality and fiction worlds (of my own creation or currently existent). However, my 28 year old Economic Analyst alter ego at the Egyptian Ministry of Finance keeps me grounded in real life (unfortunately!). I am a big freak when it comes to Harry Potter related basically anything. I love writing; I draw and paint as well as cook and play the violin (still an amateur though!) Kingdom Hearts is – in my opinion – the best fantasy game out there and music is life! I’ll be writing Decisions in a Halo and editing fiction pieces to whoever feels like venturing in the world of myth.