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Shahed Al Ali

Shahed Al Ali was born in Syria, then moved to Lebanon at the age of five. She lived there for 10 years, after which she returned to the US this past June. The most important people in her life are her family and friends. She likes to draw from a very young age, but her drawing has only evolved a little. She also likes to play basketball and puzzles. Her achievements include success in her classes at school, helping her mother at home, and translating for the family because they do not know much English. Shahed likes to collect information around the world, including customs, traditions, culture, systems, and law. She likes to know everything; She believes that the perspective of journalism is accuracy, respect for the privacy of others, working in public, and being responsible. She joined The West Press because she wanted to offer advertisements and news to all people through the use of new ideas and technologies. She likes to enjoy her hobbies in her spare time. Her favorite quote is:

       “A person cannot develop if he does not try something he is not used to.”

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The Origins of Tennis

The Origins of Tennis

Shahed Al Ali February 15, 2024

The origins of the game of tennis can be traced back to the 12th and 13th centuries. The French handball game called Jeu De Paume (“game of the palm”) was the inspiration for the complex racket-and-ball game: tennis. The Early 20th Century  The...

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Baseball Through the Years

Baseball Through the Years

Shahed Al Ali February 1, 2024

The term baseball can be dated to 1744, in John Newbery’s children’s book: A Little Pretty Pocket-Book. The book has a brief poem and a picture explaining a game called baseball. A fun fact: the bases in the picture book are marked by wooden posts...

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The Ocean, a Mystery to Mankind

The Ocean, a Mystery to Mankind

Shahed Al Ali January 31, 2024

The ocean is a huge body of salt water that covers over 71 percent of Earth’s surface. The planet has one global ocean, however, because of oceanographers and global politics, the ocean has divided it into four different regions: the Pacific, Atlantic,...

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Trekking the Tracks: The Proposed Sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway

Trekking the Tracks: The Proposed Sale of the Cincinnati Southern Railway

Shahed Musa, Shahed Al Ali, and Noah Grayson October 12, 2023

The first public meeting to consider the Cincinnati Southern Railway was held in 1836. Eleven years after the Fergeson Act was approved, the train would complete its first 337-mile journey from Cincinnati to Chattanooga. Recently, there have been talks...

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