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Musings of a Mormon girl

Musings of a Mormon girl

Claire Keller March 9, 2016

Four-thirty a.m. I lean over the side of my bed. My arm lazily falls on the snooze button of my alarm clock. 5:00 a.m. I silently convince myself not to go back to sleep as I roll out of bed for early...

Illustration by Anna Gong/Chronicle

The Real Terror: Islamophobia on campus

Lauren Kim January 20, 2016

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...

Photo by Jonah Ullendorff/Chronicle.

Some students, faculty turn to atheism

Benjamin Most November 24, 2015

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...

To celebrate or not to celebrate: Kwanzaa

Alex McNab December 18, 2013

What is Kwanzaa? In a poll of 388 Harvard-Westlake students, 59.5 percent didn’t know. "I’m not sure if it’s just for people from Africa or African-Americans in general," Aliyah Daniels ’14, who...

Have a little faith

Chronicle Staff December 19, 2012

After eating her lunch fifth period, Mintis Hankerson ’14 treks from the lower quad to St. Saviour’s Chapel. The door opens with a creak, and in silence she takes a seat in one of the pews. Pulling...

Following faith of her father

December 14, 2011

  By Susan Wang Every Saturday morning, Caroline Maeda ’12 makes the hour-and-a-half drive from her house in Northridge to Torrance for religious services. Maeda is a Buddhist —...

The Hijra balancing act

August 31, 2010

  By Sade Tavangarian It’s 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside and the football team is practicing during their second "two a day." As the team breaks for water after practicing a play, something...

Faith, not Religion

February 11, 2010

  By Jean Park My parents have never shown much interest in religion. Although my grandma is a Mahayana Buddhist, my mom has always told me that organized religion is just a human conception of something...

Annual service includes all faiths

December 16, 2009

   By Joyce Kim The annual Christmas Convocation: Service of Nine Lessons and Carols was held in St. Saviour’s Chapel on Dec. 13. Although this was a Christian service, members of all faiths...

Questioning faith

December 16, 2009

  By Hana Al-Henaid and Michelle Nosratian For the past year or so, Robby Mack ’10 could not figure out what to put as his religion on Facebook. Many do not give much thought to the label, but...

Creationist returns for discussion

March 24, 2009

By Austin Block "Truth is not a democracy," dentist Morris Nakamura told the Christian Club at one of his three recent visits. During the meetings, he spoke about intelligent design and science from a...

Living on a prayer

October 1, 2008

  By Julie Barlizay Before her ninth grade audition for the musical "Damn Yankees," Ellie Bensinger ’09 stood outside the choral room in the Administration Building with eyes closed, silently...

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