Armenian Genocide Reparations: An Absolute Must

I found the article “Before We Talk about Genocide Reparations, There Is Another Accounting Due” by Henry Theriault an intellectually challenging read that raised several questions in my mind. His philosophy background, vast experience, and involvement in issues related to genocide, and unique [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 1 Comment

Fatherland: Hairenik

  By Hagop Housbian University of La Verne—Class of 2018 2017 ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern It was the 18th of June, Father’s Day. I was sitting in Terminal 6 at LAX, anxiously waiting to board the plane to head out to Washington D.C. for the first time. I could not wait to experience the [more...]

July 24, 2017 // 2 Comments

On Language: The Identity-Forming Element

Special for the Armenian Weekly  The colloquial language of my hometown, Gyumri, is a concoction of the dialects brought from historic Erzurum and Kars, mixed with the occasional Turkish of the borderland, and peppered with Russian influences stemming from a Russian military presence in the city [more...]

July 20, 2017 // 2 Comments

I am Nareg

Special for the Armenian Weekly When I was three, my younger sister Sareen would follow me around everywhere. She was only 18 months old and called me “Daga.” “I am not Daga,” I would admonish quietly. “I am Nareg.” Even at the tender age of three, I understood that I had a lifetime of [more...]

July 13, 2017 // 3 Comments

Mark Alashaian: In Memoriam

  The following is adapted from remarks delivered on July 5, at Sts. Vartanantz Armenian Apostolic Church, Ridgefield, N.J. *** As I drove to church this evening, I was frankly amazed by what I saw: throngs of people, assembled in lines that stretched outside and around the block. It was if [more...]

July 10, 2017 // 2 Comments

Diversity Our Strength

By Harout Manougian Harvard Kennedy School – Class of 2019 2017ANCA Leo Sarkisian Intern The motto on the coat of arms of the City of Toronto reads “Diversity Our Strength.”  Having grown up in that multicultural city, I always considered it a privilege to be surrounded by students, [more...]

June 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘Tsavt Tanem’: Untranslatable and Universal

Special for the Armenian Weekly It was a busy, bustling day in the Cascade—a communal square in the heart of ancient Yerevan. Accessed by steep stairs, the Cascade was full of vendors, tourists, and students dashing to their destinations. I had just attended a lecture at the Musical Armenia [more...]

June 30, 2017 // 2 Comments

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