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Hasan Khan
Hasan N. Khan
An American Teen in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

I like to write, read comics, play video games, and listen to rap music. I’m not sure what I want to be, but I’m more curious about the journey, not the destination.

Entries by Hasan Khan

A Case Against the SAT

(3) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 1:26 PM

Scrolling through Huffington Post Teen, college topics dominate to the point that they have their own sub-sections ("College Prep" and "Mission: Accepted"). The articles carry plenty of amazing stories, offer advice and use personal experience as shared learning. The shared community feeling of teens, all in the same "college-prep" boat,...

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General Banounah Interview

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2013 | 11:24 AM

When traveling across hundreds of thousands of miles of unrelenting global terrain, an expert companion able to guide you through the worst of weather and environment is always helpful. In unrelenting desert heat, on foot with a camel as your companion, you would want the best of the best in...

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A Trip to the Chicago Tribune

(1) Comments | Posted August 17, 2013 | 11:26 PM

After 150-plus years of publication, how does news remain relevant, interesting, and popular? In the modern age, how will printed news hold up against the revolution of online information? What exactly does an editorial meeting room look like? I learned the answer to these questions, and more, when I had...

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We Are All Part of Each Other's Stories

(0) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 5:23 PM

Last week, I had the honor and privilege to have Paul Salopek and Saudi Special Forces General Mohammad Banouneh in my home. For those who don't know, Mr. Salopek is a journalist/adventurer who is taking a seven-year journey on foot (called the Out of Eden Walk) across the entire world,...

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RAP: Rhythm and Poetry Lyrical Content

(0) Comments | Posted February 1, 2013 | 11:58 PM

This is the second part of a series analyzing rap music.

Told her if she got an image and a gimmick
That she could make money, and she did like a dummy
Now I see her in commercials, she's universal
She used to only swing...

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RAP: Rhythm and Poetry

(2) Comments | Posted November 1, 2012 | 9:45 AM

I see no changes,
Wake up in the morning and I ask myself,
Is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of being poor and even worse I'm black,
My stomach hurts so I'm looking for a purse to snatch

-2Pac, "Changes"

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