Selim Elassar

Egypt

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Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

Vaccine, Or no Vaccine, Should We Trust, Or Should We Know?

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

                                                Vaccine or No Vaccine, Should We Know or Should We Trust?
    Will you take the vaccine? Yes? No? Why? … Did you take the vaccine? Really!! Which one? Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca? Are some of the questions in every conversation you listen to nowadays. Opinions vary and hearsay is dealt with as factual. On one end of the dinner table, “Aunt Mona’s relative had the vaccine last week in Dubai and she experienced a very bad reaction!!” While a very...

7 months ago

Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

Vaccine, Or no Vaccine, Should We Trust, Or Should We Know?

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2021

                                                Vaccine or No Vaccine, Should We Know or Should We Trust?
    Will you take the vaccine? Yes? No? Why? … Did you take the vaccine? Really!! Which one? Pfizer, Moderna, or AstraZeneca? Are some of the questions in every conversation you listen to nowadays. Opinions vary and hearsay is dealt with as factual. On one end of the dinner table, “Aunt Mona’s relative had the vaccine last week in Dubai and she experienced a very bad reaction!!” While a very...

7 months ago

Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

Connection Complexity

PROMPT: Human Connections Essay Competition 2019


    Human connections can be some of the most complex affairs of a person’s life. It is in the nature of many people to resolve simple matters in a complicated way. Often, people dream of or wish for ideal relationships, when in reality this does not exist. In my life so far, I have seen many examples of  relationships that have cracked under pressure because both people depended on each other too much. I never truly understood the meaning of...

about 2 years ago

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about 2 years ago

Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

When Food is the Rival

PROMPT: Food Writing Competition 2019

What is the role of food in your life? Around the world, food is cooked and consumed daily by almost every human being. Families are brought together on several occasions and share food on the table where many long lasting memories are made and where they share the joy of enjoying food together. Some people choose food as their purpose and passion in life and become culinary chefs, others simply enjoy cooking a tasteful meal for loved ones. Cuisine is...

over 2 years ago

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Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

A Choice Not a Crime

PROMPT: Op-Ed Competition 2019


    Some people say it’s murder and some say it’s saving a life. Abortion is one of the most controversial topics in the world and there are many countries who still haven’t decided if abortion is a crime. Different countries around the world have legalized abortion, while others continue to dub it unlawful. Despite the procedure being completely illegal in some places, many countries still allow it. However, there are many laws that limit the number  of abortions allowed and that...

over 2 years ago

Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

The Egypt Game

PROMPT: Book Review Competition 2019

                                                                                    The Egypt Game
There are many valuable things in life, but friendship is the ultimate fulfillment. “The Egypt Game”, published in 1967 by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, reflects the importance of friendship in one’s life. The Newbery Honor-winning novel...

over 2 years ago

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almost 3 years ago

Selim Elassar (Egypt) published:

Speak Up

PROMPT: Personal Essay Competition: Making Change 2018

Speak Up
    As Osama stepped onto the streets of Houston for the first time, he knew that his life  would never be the same. Osama had lived in Syria for his entire childhood and despite the worsening conditions of his country, he lived a reasonable life. His family was one of the few who managed to protect themselves from the terrorists in their country and live in safety, for a while at least ! On an unfortunate day, their...

almost 3 years ago

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about 3 years ago