Author Archives: Basma Humadi

About Basma Humadi

Basma is a staff writer at Fourth Estate. She is a sophomore majoring in Conflict Resolution with a minor in Journalism. In her spare time she can be found making terrible puns, crying in movies, and sharing her sorrows on twitter: @basmoose (please notice how her twitter handle is a pun).

STAFF PICKS: What we’re listening to

  We asked the newsroom what they’re currently jamming to. We got a range of responses, from sad indie rock to hyped-up hip-hop.   Natalia Kolenko, Campus Editor:   “My favorite song right now is ‘Green Light’ by Lorde. When…

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Dinner and a movie

Good food and movie picks for a good night out on the town BY BASMA HUMADI   Dinner: HalfSmoke With milkshakes, Monopoly and “Chipotle-style” assembly line sausages, HalfSmoke takes the title for being the coolest place around the block. Though…

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Seeking Refuge

Passarlay’s book chronicles his journey as a young refugee BY BASMA HUMADI   “At so many times on my journey to freedom I had felt hopeless, despondent and afraid,” Gulwali Passarlay writes in his book “The Lightless Sky.” “Many times…

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90’s nostalgia

College students reflect on 90’s Movies and TV BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   College students run on a nostalgia for the yesteryear entertainment of the late 90s and early 2000s. This was a time when the average vocabulary included…

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Paying to learn your own language

Multilingual students take courses in native tongue BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER Being a first generation immigrant is hard. On one hand, it involves balancing the cultures and traditions of your family’s native country, and on the other hand, it…

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Visiting filmmaker series: Hans Charles

FAMS screens Oscar-nominated documentary “13th” BY BASMA HUMADI, STAFF WRITER   Not a seat in the Johnson Center Cinema was left open. In the back of the room, audience members were left standing just to get a glimpse of the…

REVIEW: The allure of “La La Land”

BY BASMA HUMADI (Editor’s Note: This article contains spoilers for those who have not yet seen the film.) “La La Land” swept away the Golden Globes this year by winning all seven awards it was nominated for, setting the record…