Tala Jarjour

Tala Jarjour is author of Sense and Sadness: Syriac Chant in Aleppo. She is Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London, and Associate Fellow of the Yale College.

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Mental health crises don’t always manifest clearly in college students

In a previous column, I turned the spotlight on a serious problem that is facing colleges and universities around the world: Student suicide. The gravity of this problem stems not only from its mere existence, which is a dreadful enough fact in itself, but rather its shocking prevalence.

June 11, 2022

In Saudi Arabia, as elsewhere, music reflects cultural wealth

Music is a universal language. This common saying, or belief, is possibly one of the simplest, yet most problematic statements I hear on a regular basis. People say it usually when they hear unfamiliar music which speaks to them on some level or stirs unexpectedly positive reactions.

August 12, 2021