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Think Fast: As Ramadan continues, students, staff consider nutritional, personal effects of fasting

Think Fast: As Ramadan continues, students, staff  consider nutritional, personal effects of fasting

Leslie Huang

May 23, 2019

Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is also well-known as the time of the Islamic fast, which started on May 5 this year. For sophomore Taha Shakeel, Ramadan has been part of his culture for most of his life. According to Shakeel, Ramadan is the month that allows himself to open up to God...

Let’s Talk Club to change time, topic of future meetings

Karolena Zhou

November 15, 2018

The Let’s Talk Club has decided to change their meeting to Wednesdays after school in the library and their next meeting will be Nov. 28. The club also decided to change its topic to secular society and role of religion in one’s community. According to Selin Oh, founder and student leader of the Let’s...

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

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

Kassi 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...

Love Thy Neighbor: As Easter approaches, CHS students should not allow religion to prevent friendships, create stereotypes

Love Thy Neighbor: As Easter approaches, CHS students should not allow religion to prevent friendships, create stereotypes

Raphael Li

March 23, 2018

We live today in a society dominated by a merit-based work philosophy. I’m surrounded daily by people who seem to believe that only through their power and their will can they succeed in life; however, for me, when surrounded by this philosophy, I feel the exact opposite. In the past, whenever I h...

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Homework for the Holidays: As winter break starts Dec. 23, students of minority religions reflect on holidays, the school calendar

Angela Li and Karen Zhang

December 14, 2017

Last year, Hannah Kosc, Jewish student and junior, said she was unable to take a day off of school for an important Jewish holiday: Yom Kippur. Instead of reflecting and taking time to spend with her community, as is the tradition on the holiest day of the year on the Jewish calendar, Kosc came to school...

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

O’ Christmas Tree: Students put up Christmas decorations, not necessarily for religious aspect

Richa Louis

December 14, 2017

Like many people  during this time of the year, freshman Shreya Sinha has a Christmas tree full of lights and ornaments sitting prominently in her house. But Sinha isn’t a Christian, and she said she puts up the decorations for other reasons. “We decorate (Christmas trees) because it’s fun,...

Jenny Chen, 9

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Riya Chinni, Student Section Reporter

December 14, 2017

“I’m a Christian, and some of the best advice I’ve gotten from people is to trust God and that he has a plan for you. When I’m struggling with stuff or I have too much homework or I’m put in a situation that I don’t like, I’ll just sort of be like, ‘Oh, that’s probably just what I...

Seasonal Secularism: Religious basis of the holidays should be celebrated, not hidden.

Seasonal Secularism: Religious basis of the holidays should be celebrated, not hidden.

Emily Dexter, Reporter

December 12, 2016

Like the ticking of a clock in a noisy room, secularism’s steady existence has blended into the background of my life—always there, just not always noticeable. As the winter holidays approach, the reality of secularism becomes all the more apparent; the clock’s ticking becomes more audible.  In ou...

Having Faith in the Game: CHS athletes explore blurry boundaries between religion and sports

Having Faith in the Game: CHS athletes explore blurry boundaries between religion and sports

sports

January 21, 2016

Last month, Scott Spahr, a women’s basketball coach at Morristown Elementary School, was reported for his tradition of praying before games with his team. While this may seem trivial, Spahr broke the law. As a public school employee, he violated the Establishment Clause from the First Amendment by ...

CHS students choose to interpret Halloween in different ways based on their religion

CHS students choose to interpret Halloween in different ways based on their religion

News

October 9, 2015

On Oct. 31 children and adults will flood the streets in search of candy and enjoyable times. With roots dating back nearly 2,000 years, Halloween has transitioned to a more secular holiday that is now celebrated nationwide. However, despite the commercialization and contemporary interpretation o...

Personal Religion Remains Difficult for Mass Media

Personal Religion Remains Difficult for Mass Media

feature

May 22, 2014

The movie poster is simple enough—graffiti on a wall boldly proclaims, “GOD’S DEAD,” while a lone boy tacks a sheet of paper reading “NOT” between the two words to alter their meaning completely—but the concept it brings up is anything but. When “God’s Not Dead” came to U.S. theater...

Fewer Jewish Americans identify with their religion, still connect to culture

Fewer Jewish Americans identify with their religion, still connect to culture

feature

January 23, 2014

Every Sunday from first grade to 10th grade, junior Courtney Glait attended her Jewish Sunday school, and every Wednesday from third grade until sixth grade, she went to Hebrew school. These were just two of the many activities Glait participated in to keep in touch with her religion and culture. She...