Tim Tebow: Football’s Patron Saint

by Jamie Langbein ’13   Why Tim Tebow? Why do sports fans and non-fans alike know so much about an NFL quarterback who didn’t even begin the season a starter, who had a mediocre quarterback rating, and whose team got crushed in the second round of the playoffs? Must be his movie-star looks, right? Or maybe just the alliteration of … Read More

Religious Discrimination Is Not Justified

by Mandy Stussman ’14 The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed employment discrimination in the workplace based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. And yet, on Wednesday January 11, the Supreme Court ruled that there will be a new exception to this rule. The discrimination laws established nearly fifty years ago no longer protect church employees who perform … Read More

Students Reflect on Religious Preferences

  “My family and I celebrate Chanukah. For me, on each day we do something different. Like one day, we play games as a family and on another day we give out food at a shelter. On the last day, we make traditional food.”  -Arielle Pesach ‘13 “My most memorable holiday is the old Russian New Year because it’s an … Read More

Realizing that I am an Atheist

by Alex Porter ’13 One of my earliest memories of religion was coming back from a church service at the Naval Academy while visiting my brother. After the service I asked my mother, “how do we know that there’s a God?” She sent the reverend an e-mail shortly after, asking how to explain it to me. The answer I got … Read More

Students Set Apart by Faith

by Ellen Kirkness ’12 Cliché nonconformists separate themselves from their peers through music or art, academic or athletic commitment. We often overlook those who distinguish themselves from their classmates through religious practice. “My religion guides me in my life and in my lifestyle,” said sophomore Addi Fullmer, a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints … Read More

Students Share Their Faith in Youth Groups

Outside of school, organizations such as Young Life, B’nai B’rith Youth Organization (BBYO), National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCYS), United Synagauge Youth (USY) and Muslim Community Center (MCC) Youth Organization pave the way for teens to get involved with their religion. These programs allow students to connect with their spirituality while alsohanging out with friends.

Facing Up to Modern Realities

by Ellen Kirkness ‘12 In an interview published last week, Pope Benedict XVI recognized the sense in male prostitutes using condoms. This turned many heads because it seemed he was defying all teachings of the Catholic religion regarding sex and contraception. Under Catholic doctine, one is instructed to remain chaste outside of marriage and use no method of birth control … Read More

Muslims Face Disturbing Discrimination

by Arjun Singh ‘12   On September 11, 2001, the terrorist group al-Qaeda killed nearly 3,000 innocent people in a series of coordinated suicide attacks. In the aftermath of the horrific tragedy, Americans rightfully were outraged. Although this anger could be seen as reasonable at that time due to the many casualties, now, nine years later, it still persists. However, … Read More