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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 // 4 Comments

Miracle: A Der Hayr’s Reflections on the 2016 April War

Special for the Armenian Weekly What happened in Artsakh in the month of April of last year contains a historical mystery—it was not merely a limited war. If we dig deeper, we may uncover an important secret. NKR Servicemen in Shushi (Photo: Araz Chiloyan) We were proud of our army’s [more...]

June 29, 2017 // 3 Comments

My Name is Shamiram

Special for the Armenian Weekly Hundreds of people in a well-lit room dotted with tables, and somehow I’m discovered amidst it all. I’m the shy, 14-year-old being approached by a short, stubby, eager man with graying hair and a face carved with wrinkles. He’s smiling. Ara and Shamiram, 1950 [more...]

June 28, 2017 // 11 Comments

A Case of Turkish Genetic Appropriation

By Aris Govjian Special for the Armenian Weekly On May 30, major news and entertainment outlets across the internet began sharing a revelation in the scientific community—the genetic material of ancient Egyptians being found to belong to the original peoples of Asia Minor and Europe. Nearly every [more...]

June 1, 2017 // 3 Comments

Collective Calls for Justice in the Face of Denial and Despotism

  From the Armenian Weekly 2017 Magazine Dedicated to the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide As we have seen time and again, genocide is often a crime that involves widespread participation and victimizes whole communities. In light of a greater understanding of the conditions that [more...]

May 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

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