Reject Turkish Arms Deal, U.S. House Declares

Rep. Trott: ‘Strategic Location Does Not Place Turkey Above the Law’ WASHINGTON—On July 14, U.S. Representative Dave Trott (R-Mich.) issued the following statement after his amendment to reject the proposed sale of semi-automatic handguns and ammunition to the Turkish government [more...]

July 14, 2017 // 1 Comment

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 // 7 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

Sireli Unger Mark

In Memory of Mark Alashaian *** Sireli unger Mark, To some, you were a stranger with a recognizable voice. To many, you were a peer, always ready with a funny story. To several, you were a mentor with an inspiring lesson. To all of us, you were an unger—a leader with a stern reprimand, an [more...]

July 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

Thank You, Canada—150 Has Never Looked so Good!

Hey Canada, Even though it’s been a while since I’ve left, I have not forgotten about you or how good you’ve been to me… ‘Even though it’s been a while since I left, I have not forgotten about you or how good you’ve been to me…’ Every time I tell people here [more...]

July 1, 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

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