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Religion and tradition: Culture revealed through myths

Religion and tradition: Culture revealed through myths

Vivian Chiang

November 2, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Since the beginning of time, people have passed down fables and myths from their cultures or religions. For many, these stories often hold a personal significance. Taught at a young age, as bedtime stories or during family gatherings, the myths usually have morals to them, and these morals vary by cultur...

Religion and tradition: Food for thought

Religion and tradition: Food for thought

Ada Chen

November 2, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

After the bell rings to signify the end of fifth period, students take out their lunch bags. Lockers swing open and slam shut, backpacks zip open and close. Food containers slide open to reveal the mysteries within. Here are the stories behind students’ lunches. An unassuming lump of rice sits upo...

Religion and tradition: Religion quiz bowl

Religion and tradition: Religion quiz bowl

Devika Watave

October 26, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Co-written by Anjana Melvin. Additional reporting by Priya Reddy. The practice of religion is said to have been declining in recent decades. According to a study by Pew Research Center, the number of adults in the United States who do not identify with any organized religion has increased from 16.1 to ...

Religion and tradition: A turn of faith

Religion and tradition: A turn of faith

Daniel Lin

October 23, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Religion and tradition, Special

Religion as Tradition wo years ago, current senior Golan Gingold attended his first and last meeting of the Jewish Student Union. Apparently, the club was not tailored towards atheist Jews. Though he drank hot chocolate with peppermint and drank holidy movies last Christmas Eve, Gingold does not be...

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Religion and tradition: Students and teachers discuss biblical allusions in literary courses

Miloni Vora

October 23, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

Updated: Nov. 20: A previous version of the story that appeared on Oct 23 excluded some information mentioned by literature teacher Scott Catrette. The information has been added. As high schoolers, all students have been exposed to references from the Bible in each of their literature classes at...

Religion and tradition: Take me to church

Religion and tradition: Take me to church

Itay Barylka

October 22, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, Religion and tradition

The flip of pages in a prayer book. Voices singing joyously in unison. The sound of wine being poured into a glass. The fervent call to action from a religious leader. The sound,or lack thereof, of people simply meditating. Among the massive industrial sprawl that is the headquarters and office buildin...

Religion and tradition: Matters of Faith

Religion and tradition: Matters of Faith

Trisha Kholiya

October 22, 2015


Filed under FEATURES, From the magazine, Religion and tradition

Correction (Oct. 25): The grade of Dana Khodi was misstated in the print version of this story. Khodi is a junior. SOPHOMORE ESTHER CHANG Sept. 28, 2014. Sophomore Esther Chang can relay that date off the top of her head. This was the day that Chang got a new bible, which contains sentiments from t...