Musing of a Mormon 2.0

Four-thirty a.m. I roll off my bed and onto the floor. I slam my hand on the snooze button, a habit I have not and will not break. 5:00 a.m. I stumble to the shower, following my usual routine as I get ready for early morning seminary. 5:55-6:40 a.m. I bear the 60 degree LA […]

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

Looking back at how the school has handled diversity issues this past decade

On March 13, 2007, the administration suspended two sophomores who sent an email with a “diss tape” they had made that threatened violence and aimed homosexual slurs at other students. Ten years later, the conversation about students using offensive language on campus and on the Internet remains, most recently seen in the hiring of an […]

Students Who Observe Lent

Students Who Observe Lent

Every year when Ash Wednesday comes around, people emerge from St. Saviour’s Chapel after a service with the ashes of palm leaves on their foreheads, marking the start of the Lent. There are both religious and secular students who observe Lent, the 40-day period when Christians prepare for Easter Sunday through fasting and service. Seventeen […]

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

At Virginia Tech, graffiti was written on the walls of a bathroom that read “I will be here 11/11/2015 to kill all muslims [sic].” At American University, threatening posters were hung with one that read “#StopTheJihadOnCampus” below images of knives, targets and blood. Incidents such as the January 2015 Charlie Hebdo shooting and the November 2015 […]

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Math teacher Kevin Weis was 12 years old when he realized he didn’t believe in God. He had stopped attending Sunday school church lessons several years before, but now he was ready to fully commit to atheism. He told his parents that he would no longer attend any church functions. Weis said he changed his […]