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On Feb. 4, the All-ASA will be coordinating the annual “Stain of Denial” silent protest against denial of the Armenian Genocide

All-ASA to Coordinate Silent Protest against Denial of Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES—On Thurs., Feb. 4, the All-Armenian Student Association (All-ASA) will be coordinating the annual “Stain of Denial” silent protest against denial of the Armenian Genocide, simultaneously held by ASA chapters on their respective college and university campuses. The event is [more...]

February 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

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AYF-YOARF Eastern Region Convention 2015

By Meghri Der Vartanian When I was younger, my cousins would leave our family dinners to go to an AYF meeting. I couldn’t wait for the day that I could go too! I imagined them being at the State House with gavels, having constant arguments about how we can change the world for the better. [more...]

January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

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AYF-YOARF Committee Weekend Sets the Tone for 2016

WATERTOWN, Mass.—On Jan. 22, more than 40 AYF members from across the Eastern United States headed to Watertown to participate in this year’s committee meeting weekend. Despite Storm Jonas, members from all of the AYF-YOARF’s Central Committees met at the Hairenik Building to discuss the [more...]

January 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

Rita Keshishian with her family

Syrian Armenian Student at AUA Recounts Personal Ordeal

YEREVAN, Armenia—What Rita Keshishian, a freshman at the American University of Armenia (AUA), misses most about her native city of Aleppo are her local Armenian school and the family piano which was left behind in 2012, when the family escaped to Yerevan. Even the carefully documented story of [more...]

January 22, 2016 // 1 Comment

From Fri., Jan. 8 to Sun., Jan. 10, the All-Armenian Student Association (All-ASA) held its annual retreat at AYF Camp in Wrightwood.

All-ASA Engages Students in Discussions on Identity at Annual Retreat

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif.—From Fri., Jan. 8 to Sun., Jan. 10, the All-Armenian Student Association (All-ASA) held its annual retreat at AYF Camp in Wrightwood. Co-hosted by the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Shant Student Association, the retreat was booked to near capacity and attended by more [more...]

January 20, 2016 // 2 Comments

Kobe’s last game in Toronto was on Dec. 7; a little over a week ago, Bryant announced that he would be retiring at the end of the 2015-2016 season. (Photo: NBA)

Kobe Bryant’s Mistake and the Lesson for Our Youth

Kobe Bryant was my favorite basketball player growing up—an idol of sorts. I would often try to emulate his moves on the basketball court, and always yell out “Kobe!” every time I’d shoot anything into a trashcan. His posters were on my wall, his jerseys were in my dresser. I was the [more...]

December 11, 2015 // 9 Comments

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‘We Are Gyumri’ Launches Scholarship Fund

The ‘We Are Gyumri’ campaign first launched in 2014 LOS ANGELES—On the 27th anniversary of the earthquake that shook Armenia on Dec. 7, 1988, we remember the lives that were forever changed by the 6.9-magnitude earthquake. Until today the citizens of Gyumri continue their struggle in [more...]

December 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Participants of the ARF Educational Weekend

AYF Eastern Region Hosts ARF Educational Weekend in Connecticut

PLAINVILLE, Conn.—In the ARF’s 125th anniversary year, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Eastern Region hosted its biennial ARF Educational Weekend on Nov. 6-8 at the Fairfield Inn & Suites in Plainville. The weekend, planned by the AYF-ER Central Executive, brought in 25 AYF members from [more...]

November 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Poem: The Unneeded Dark History

By Nicholas Michael Krikorian In the year of 1915, Armenia was threatened, And on April 24th, The dark Ottoman Empire prevailed. One million and a half lives were lost, One million and a half tears contacted the dirt, Because of black-hearted unconscionable warriors, One million and a half houses [more...]

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

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