Amanda Saleh

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Three Different Faiths – One Quest for Community

For many students, college is a place of curiosity, exploration, and growth. Sometimes, this entails questioning one’s own faith and religion, becoming closer to it, or even branching away from it. Growing up with a conservative religious family in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Nuzhat T. saw her parents do their best to…

MCQ. Issue 24
Opinion | Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Mental and Behavioral Health

Activism and Self-Reflection: One Student’s Journey

It was August 2020, and we were five months into quarantine, which meant five months away from campus, and five months of the absent hustle of student organizing. Like many others, quarantine had brought me two main things: stillness and time to reflect. During the months prior, I had many…

MCQ. Issue 23
Mental and Behavioral Health, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Mental Health in Arab American Muslim Communities and How the Landscape is Changing

To the Arab American Muslim community, stigma around mental health is anything but new. According to a pilot study that assessed the attitudes toward depression in Arab American Muslims, 34.7% of respondents reported that black magic or evil eye could cause depression. While the Arab and Muslim communities are two…

MCQ. Issue 22
Mental and Behavioral Health, Student Success

Virtual Reality: How students are coping with the difficulties of remote learning

The previous year has put a strain on college students across the country, as they juggle new responsibilities and an entirely new learning environment. These experiences have produced historic deteriorations in their mental wellbeing.  During the past year, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where I am enrolled, has used a hybrid…

MCQ. Issue 21