Leila Ettachfini

Money

I Was Charged $6,000 to Be an Intern

A student's university expected her to pay thousands of dollars to work a summer internship at a separate institution in a different city.
Kristin Hugo
3 days ago
Identity

A U.S. Congresswoman Just Called AIPAC a ‘Hate Group’

Minnesota Rep. Betty McCollum's comments mark the first time a Congress member has referred to the lobby as such.
Leila Ettachfini
2.12.20
Occupation

These Companies Are Profiting From the Israeli Occupation

Airbnb, General Mills, and TripAdvisor are among the companies being called out in a new report from the UN.
Leila Ettachfini
2.12.20
abortion

The Argument for Abortion as a Religious Right

The world's largest religions support—and sometimes require—abortion.
Leila Ettachfini
2.11.20
Religion

The Muslim Sex Educator Who Believes God Wants Us to Orgasm

The Prophet Muhammad is believed to have been a big advocate of foreplay.
Leila Ettachfini
2.4.20
palestine

The Little-Known History of Palestine's First Rock Band

In the 60s, Al-Bara'em became Palestine's first band to perform original songs in Arabic. Now, a band member's son hopes to preserve their legacy.
Leila Ettachfini
1.29.20
discrimination

The House Will Finally Do Something About Trump's Travel Ban

Three years after Donald Trump announced a travel ban targeting majority Muslim countries—and a week after he sought to expand it—the House plans to vote on a bill to end the discriminatory practice.
Leila Ettachfini
1.27.20
Money

I Went on a Hike That Landed Me With $33,000 in Medical Debt

A few weeks after losing her job at a Utah prison, Bee went on a hike with her husband. One missed step led to a mountain of medical debt that changed her life forever.
Bee F.
1.23.20
environment

US Water Is Full of Carcinogens and the EPA Is Moving Too Slowly

Increasing research shows that PFAS is inescapable, but the EPA still hasn't regulated the chemical class.
Leila Ettachfini
1.22.20
chelsea manning

Obama Freed Chelsea Manning Three Years Ago. Why Is She Still in Jail?

Three years to the day after her sentence was commuted, a look at how things got to where they are.
Leila Ettachfini
1.17.20
Identity

What It's Like When Your Two Home Countries Are on the Brink of War

As an Iranian American, it's devastating to know that the fears I grew up with are now being passed down to the next generation.
Mana Mostatabi
1.16.20
financial aid

Why People Who Signed Up for FAFSA Are Freaking Out About a Draft

Some people who applied for federal financial aid also signed up for something called the Selective Service System.
Leila Ettachfini
1.3.20
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