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Young Muslim Designs A New Cultural Understanding

by GeneGeiger on September 15, 2014

    LEWISTON, Maine — Sahro Hassan is a devout Muslim who prays five times a day. She is a fashion designer and budding entrepreneur who loves “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.” She is a change agent for her people and, in some ways, for her adopted hometown. She is all of 18. […]


Sahro Hassan (center) surrounded by friends and family modeling her designs. Reporter Tracy Mumford, April 28, 2014 Sahro Hassan sticks out, which is hard to do when you’re maybe five feet tall. This girl wears cheetah print on cheetah print. Her skirt’s like a disco ball. Sahro is a Somali immigrant, one of thousands who immigrated to the United […]


Lewiston Somali student wins statewide writing award

by Connor Regan on June 24, 2013

Fadumo Musse is believed to be the first to win the annual writing contest whose native language is not English, Maine Community College System spokeswoman Elly Chase said Friday. “It’s another indication of the hard work and success taking place in Lewiston schools,” he said. Her essay is moving and well written, Webster said. “To […]


A Story Of Endurance

by GeneGeiger on May 26, 2013

Despite losing everything to the recent rash of fires, these three members of the Lewiston track team have kept up their training and are expecting to do well in the upcoming KVAC meet. From left to right are Mana Abdi, Mohamed Mohamed, and Adela Kalilwa. It was the second of three fires in an eight-day […]

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Remembering The Day When Things Began To Change

by GeneGeiger on January 12, 2013

wraps to lose weight It has been 10 years since Lewiston faced a great test and when the “Many And One” group came together to counter racial hate.  300 citizens just came together again to remember and celebrate. “This town,” he said, “is the best town. They showed us how they respect and support us. […]

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