Students consider impact of religion on themselves, their lives, cultural beliefs

Junior Neharika Palivela wears traditional Indian clothing. She said it brings her closer to her culture.

Kassandra Darnell

September 21, 2018

When junior Neharika Palivela first started attending public school, she quickly learned she was different from her peers. Palivela was raised Hindu, so she did not share the same Christian beliefs that many other students around her had been taught. During her childhood, Palivela said, she strongly beli...

Students at CHS disagree with Trump’s former executive order

On Jan. 29, junior Alexis O’Brien went to a Trump protest at the Indianapolis International Airport to protest against the president’s executive order to temporarily ban immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries. O’Brien made a sign saying “We Love You,” in Arabic, French and English. She said that she doesn’t support Trump’s order because not all immigrants are terrorists and because the issue blocked some Americans who were returning back to the US from one of those countries.

Allison Li, Beats Editor

February 21, 2017

Junior Alexis O’Brien   Did you agree with Trump’s decision? Can you see where he’s coming from? Not at all. I don't agree with Trump’s policies. I agree that vetting could be a little stronger but that was extreme and I know plenty of people from those countries who aren...

Stopping the Stereotypes

Stopping the Stereotypes


August 16, 2016

When Omar Hindi, Muslim Student Alliance member and senior, and his family went out to the Original Pancake House for lunch a couple of weeks after school had ended last year, nothing distinguished them from other seemingly “American” customers around them. Nothing, that is, except for the hijab...

Top Five Things About Eid

Top Five Things About Eid


October 17, 2014

Saturday, Oct. 4 was Eid al-Adha, one of the two major holidays for Muslims around the world. Eid al-Adha is the celebration of the completion of the pilgrimage (Hajj). Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam that all Muslims strive to complete at least once in their lives. 1. Clothes On Eid, Muslims usually wear ne...

The advent of a female, Muslim Marvel hero heralds diversification

The advent of a female, Muslim Marvel hero heralds diversification


January 23, 2014

The word “superhero” brings to mind manly muscles, masks and elaborate bodysuits.  For Marvel Comics writer Willow Wilson, the definition is not restricted to those commonalities: Her superhero is a female Muslim teen, Kamala Khan. Khan is a 16-year-old Pakistani-American girl residing in New...

Islamic New Year, month of Muharram arrive Nov. 26


November 23, 2011

The Muslim calendar will have its Islamic New Year on Nov. 26, which will start the month of Muharram. Muharram is one of the special months of the Muslim calendar, and followers of the Islamic faith are recommended to fast during this month. The upcoming Islamic New Year will contrast the recent holi...

Living with a Label


January 29, 2010

The American Muslim community still faces discrimination, continuing almost a decade after the 9/11 terrorist attacks By Victor Xu <[email protected]> After freshman Samreen Uzzama began wearing her hijab in seventh grade to further her Islamic faith, she said discrimination toward her...

The ugly side of politics


November 20, 2008

By Meher Ahmad <[email protected]> This past election has been one of the most historically significant elections in America. The covers of every major magazine and newspaper can tell the average reader that. It has also been one of the most controversial elections in recent history. Read ...