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Students reflect on their religious upbringings

Based on a survey of 51 students from Mar. 23 to Apr. 6, 2020.

Nina Kolodchak

May 8, 2020

For freshman Anna Siciliano of Ocean Township, the religious upbringing from her early childhood still sticks with her. Siciliano attended Saint Jerome, a Catholic school, from preschool to eighth grade, and says that even though she doesn’t attend a religious school now, the knowledge that she rec...

In the spirit of education: CHS teaches about religion

Based on a survey of 51 students from Mar. 23 to Apr. 6, 2020.

Isabella Ji

May 8, 2020

Students sit patiently in rows facing the white board where World History teacher Tom Ross lectures them on the Quran, the sacred text of Islamic religious beliefs. The lesson is about religion, which can come across as a touchy subject, but no one questions it because it is history.  “I think ...

Students observe religious differences between generations

According to Pacific Standard Magazine, teenagers are refusing to conform to religious communities because they feel as though it does not suit our generation’s values and morals.

Tess Rempel

May 8, 2020

Seventy percent of Americans believe in the importance of religious freedom, according to Fox News. But, 42 percent of the members of Generation Z (Gen Z) consider themselves religiously unaffiliated. Gen Z is redefining the importance of religion in their lives. “I do think that religion is prevalent in ...

Students discuss the Christ in Christmas

The story of Christmas has changed over time from purely religious to commercial.

Elizabeth Klemm

December 22, 2016

Store windows. Television screens. Radio waves. It’s everywhere. “It” is Christmas, and its advertisements are all around. Many businesses see the Christian holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ as an opportunity to make a profit. Despite the religious roots of the holiday, only ...

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