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Safta Rachel in her garden.

Behind the Name

By Rachel Hackam
April 3, 2023

When meeting someone new, the first thing you learn about them is their name. A name serves as an identifier, signaling who someone is. A person’s name comes with a story. It says something about a person’s...

Ash Wednesday at Emerson.

Christian students observe Ash Wednesday with non-denominational service

By Quinn O'Connor and Bailey Allen
February 23, 2023

The Emerson Christian Fellowship and the Center for Spiritual Life hosted an interdenominational Ash Wednesday service in the Reflection Room of 172 Tremont on Wednesday, allowing Christian students to...

Rachel Choi

Meditated so hard my ass cracked: Buddhism is not Islamophobic

By Bryan Liu, Assistant Opinion Editor
November 9, 2022

When Siddartha Gautama went outside of his opulent palace for the first time and saw poverty, disease, and old age, he drew a central conclusion: existence is pain, life is suffering, and we’re all going...

Illustration by Meg Richards

America’s biggest haunted house: the echo chamber

By Meg Richards, Opinion Editor
October 26, 2022

Alt-right fringe conservatives are repackaging the same witch-hunt rhetoric that got the likes of Disney’s Sanderson Sisters hanged 400 years ago. The newest right-wing moral panic surrounds the recently...

Emerson students gathered together in the SPC Theater to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

New year, new traditions: Emerson Hillel hosts Rosh Hashanah dinner

By Chloe Els, Staff Writer
September 28, 2022

On Sunday, around 40 Emerson community members gathered in the Student Performance Center Theater to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.  Rosh Hashanah is the first of the High Holy days on the Jewish calendar....

The gurdwara collects people of one following to thank a higher being for their fortunate pasts or pray for better futures. And just like other global houses of worship, it is under fire. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Religious Institutions Should Not Have To Pay For Safety

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
September 4, 2019

The officer at my local gurdwara, a Sikh house of worship, always sat alertly in his SUV. He puzzled over families entering the building, which houses a behemoth kitchen used to prepare community meals...

We need to practice what we preach—accepting different beliefs and different viewpoints in all realms of identity. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Suppressed into spiritual silence

By Diti Kohli, Print Designer
October 25, 2018

Last week, as my Introduction to College Writing class engaged in a conversation about global religious persecution, my professor urged my classmates and I to narrow our scope—to focus on the opinion...

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