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Paras Bassuk

Paras Bassuk, Photographer

Paras Bassuk is a junior at West and this his first year on staff as a photographer. When he isn't sifting through photos, he is probably baking bread or watering his plants.

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Using a ladder to reacher the higher parts of the mural, painters work together to complete the whole wall.

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June 4, 2020
Top with Parmesan and fresh basil to complete this dish

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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
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May 26, 2020
Hayate Mustefa '23 wears a niqab, a garment that incorporates a face covering in addition to a headscarf.

More than a head covering

February 26, 2020
The lack of options in Iowan stores leads Amina Ahmed '20 to buy her scarves when she visits Sudan.

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February 26, 2020
For Amina Ahmed '20, wearing her head covering is a very visible expression of her identity. “Well, the first time when I went to school everyone was so shocked because I was the only one who wore one in the whole school,” she said.

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February 26, 2020
“I wanted to start wearing one because my mom wore one,” said Amina Ahmed '20. The lack of options in Iowan stores leads her to buy her scarves when she visits Sudan.

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February 26, 2020
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February 25, 2020
Mustefa began wearing a headscarf when she saw the women around her wore them too.

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February 25, 2020
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February 2, 2020
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February 2, 2020
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February 2, 2020
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February 2, 2020
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February 2, 2020
Day 6

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February 2, 2020
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January 9, 2020
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January 9, 2020
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January 9, 2020
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January 9, 2020
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January 5, 2020
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January 5, 2020
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January 5, 2020
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January 5, 2020
Dunlap brought out the winter coat for the day three outfit as she stands in the snow.

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December 20, 2019
Dunlap poses in the courtyard in her day four outfit.

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January 9, 2020
Dunlap pairs a Celtic knot necklace with a simple tan mock neck.

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January 9, 2020
Day 5

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January 9, 2020
Dunlap sits in the commons wearing her day seven outfit.

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January 9, 2020
Dunlap accessorized with a large gray srunchie, a black belt and crawler earrings.

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January 9, 2020
Dunlap sits in the commons, sporting a tan mock neck underneath an oversized denim top.

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January 9, 2020
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November 25, 2019
In his column, guest writer Chen-You Wu  discusses global citizenship and its importance in our world.

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November 27, 2019
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