Ariana Sawyer, The Tennessean

Ariana Sawyer

The Tennessean

Santa Cruz, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ariana:

Who are the Kurds? A refugee on American amnesia

“For the first year, we thought we were going home,” Kasar Abdulla recalled. She and her family thought they'd be going back to Kurdistan, now a semi-autonomous region in northern Iraq. → Read More

Kurd on a mission to preserve her culture's farming practices

Kurdish foods also have medicinal properties, the knowledge of which has been passed from generation to generation in an oral tradition that dates back to antiquity. → Read More

From Kurdish refugee who spoke no English to distinguished TSU professor

Kirmanj Gundi, 56, teaches statistical analysis to doctoral students at his alma mater, Tennessee State University. → Read More

Former military translator put life on line before moving to Nashville

Mohammed Berwari moved to Nashville in 2012 after working with the U.S. military made him a target. → Read More

Nashville immigrants weigh skipping court dates after ICE arrest at courthouse

Call logs at nonprofit shows undocumented immigrants in Nashville are wondering if they should stay home. → Read More

Couple 'traumatized' after being tied up by Georgia fugitives later caught

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Couple 'traumatized' after being tied up by Georgia fugitives later caught

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Couple 'traumatized' after being tied up by Georgia fugitives later caught

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Couple 'traumatized' after being tied up by Georgia fugitives later caught

Authorities in Rutherford County have captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after they tied up a couple and led police on a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Couple 'traumatized' after being tied up by Georgia fugitives later caught

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot chase shutting down interstate in Tennessee

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot chase shutting down interstate in Tennessee

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot chase shutting down interstate in Tennessee

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot chase shutting down interstate in Tennessee

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot chase shutting down interstate in Tennessee

Authorities in Rutherford County, Tenn., captured two Georgia fugitives accused of double homicide after a chase that closed Interstate 24 Thursday. → Read More

Georgia fugitives captured in foot-chase shutting down interstate in Rutherford County

On Tuesday evening, authorities at the Shelbyville Police Department told the GBI that they responded to a home invasion where Dubose and Rowe left two people tied up and fled the scene. → Read More

Mayor to ICE: Stop posing as police, undermining trust in Nashville Kurdish community

In a letter, Barry accused ICE agents of undermining public safety by failing to distinguish themselves from local police. → Read More

Predators fans, despondent over loss, leave watch parties early

Predators fans started out rowdy and well into the thousands to watch Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Penguins. → Read More

Toddler shoots, kills her 7-year-old cousin

It was not immediately clear where the 2-year-old obtained the weapon or whether it had some sort of locking device. → Read More

Toddler shoots, kills her 7-year-old cousin

It was not immediately clear where the 2-year-old obtained the weapon or whether it had some sort of locking device. → Read More