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Welcome to the Summer 2021 issue of Asrar! The long-awaited day has finally arrived and we officially announce the publication of our 7th issue. Unlike every issue, we are presenting this year's publications based on course categories. 


Our published works for this year include a research paper from the Advanced Academic Writing course (ENG 204). In this section, you will find Hind Alharmoodi's "Does Homeschooling Have a Negative Effect on the Lives of Students?". We have also published Hadj Babouhoun's research paper from the Writing for Academic Purposes II course (WRI 102) titled "Depression and Anxiety in Colleges: Reasons and Suggested Solutions". In addition, this issue presents remarkable literary analyses from the Literature as Film course (ENG378) offered at the English Department by Dr. Maya Aghasi. This section includes Laila Mostafa's "Comparative Historical Analysis of Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany and Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro" and Konstantina Spyropoulou's "Domestic Identity in Rochard Yates' and Sam Medes' Revolutionary Road as well as Ian McEwan's and Joe Wright's Atonement"

This issue also features creative pieces outside of course work. In the Creative Writing section you will find Samrin Saleem's "Enough", Hala Nasar's "If Floors Could Speak" and "A Beginner's Guide to Finding Home", and Nouran Azzam's "The Shell Game". In addition, we have included an Artwork section that presents a wonderful sketch by Vini Rupchandani.


As you browse through the pages of this issue, be sure to check out our editorial board to learn more about Asrar's editors. You can also swift through more insightful works in our previous issues section.

Happy Reading,

Summer 2021 Editors

Fatima Al Hammadi, Habiba Haffiz, Laila Mostafa, Sarah Zahaf

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