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Bad example
Imagine "Iranian terrorists" attacking the US as an analogy for the body's immune response
May 8, 2007

Blacksburg to Kunduz
An American reflection on the Virginia Tech massacre
April 18, 2007

Hello out there
Don’t let yourself be defined by your limits. Good luck.
February 17, 2007

Sit and have a shot of vodka
You present yourself as a proud Iranian, yet you parrot the same kind of hateful and racist rhetoric that comes from the likes of Pat Robertson and Daniel Pipes
January 17, 2007

Anar dreams
It’s very possible that I have held the biggest pomegranate arils known to man in the palm of my right hand, in my head
December 11, 2006

Cheapening of the word
None of this religious row should be earth-shattering for anyone, Christian or Muslim
September 18, 2006

First week of medical school
This doctor shit is still hard
August 21, 2006

Zidane for president
Looking back at the 2006 World Cup
July 19, 2006

Lessons from Oaxaca
I have always believed that it is important to bear witness to injustice, but on that day, I did not envy Oaxacans, tourists, or anyone else for having been present when the 4 a.m. assault took place
July 12, 2006

Rice: Tape says Iran has nukes, deathstar!
Satirical response to Kenny James, the author of "We won't nuke you"
April 24, 2006

Saturday on the strip
An evening in Miami Beach
March 31, 2006

A supermarket story
Everyone else’s blood was 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit
January 31, 2006

Right, wrong & religion
Being religious has nothing to do with being a good person
January 16, 2006

Train station
This sucks. Everything sucks. I wish that this next train would take me from New Brunswick to New Delhi
December 22, 2005

Recognition vs. acceptance
Islamic discourses on ‘homosexuality’
December 15, 2005

Disband or change
Islamic society of Rutgers University does disservice to Muslim community
November 14, 2005

Winning your high, failing your exam
Short story
October 11, 2005

Oppression Olympics
The peaceful exchange of ideas is the soil in which the very best periods, movements, and aspects of human civilization have historically taken root
August 15, 2005

Love in Persian
Why does the language of passion and poetry and all other things starting with peh not have one of the world's most cherished phrases in unmistakably Persian terms?
August 11, 2005

The joys of saving a life
Responding to a question on a form in medical school
July 22, 2005

Story of a wasted Iranian
I'm the alpha male of this table, the alpha male of Spain, and as far as I'm concerned, the alpha 17-year-old of planet Earth
June 4, 2005

Dance monkey dance!
For sellouts everywhere from Morocco to Pakistan (and especially Iran)
June 2, 2005

Dentist's office
Brush your teeth, or else Michael Bolton will kill you
May 26, 2005

Having a cake and not eating it too
Abstinence programs and sexual education?
May 23, 2005

Equal? Please...
Zoroastrian women have not always been on equal footing with men
May 12, 2005

Someone else's problem
Social and cultural aspects of the AIDS epidemic
May 10, 2005

This doctor shit is hard
Part 3: What happens the day before the big test?
April 17, 2005

Canada is not Eden
Say "OK, fine" to gay marriage
March 16, 2005

This doctor shit is hard
Part 2
March 1, 2005

This doctor shit is hard
Part 1: The link between studying for medical school & plumbing
February 14, 2005

Playa why you Hatin'?
Whatever effect Europe's approach will have on Iran, it won't kill anyone
January 21, 2005

Blowing off steam
Relax. Islam is not taking over Canada
January 11, 2005

Fathers and daughters
Our marginalizing view towards our young, unmarried daughters is at once a universal issue and also a very Iranian one
December 27, 2004

What makes us
We are prepared to say, do, or act however is necessary to shift 'real' reality to our reality
December 12, 2004

Losing it
We must ask ourselves some fundamental questions
November 4, 2004

Sure a Big Mac looks good, but...
November 1, 2004

Short story
October 16, 2004

Taking away our humanity
Creating an imagined realm of hostile peoples: The Muslim Middle East
October 8, 2004

Blown away
Photo essay: Brazil travelogue
August 25, 2004

Republicans must see
Fahrenheit 9/11 may open the eyes of Bush supporters in the Iranian-American community
June 27, 2004


Maziar Shirazi is a graduate from Rutgers University and holds a B.A. in Spanish. He is currently a medical student at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey.


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