Best of SNO

The hardships of hijabs: when style and stereotypes collide

The hardships of hijabs: when style and stereotypes collide

By Julia Petrillo

February 25, 2015

One of the first things many notice about senior Nargis Rajai is what she wears on her head. Rajai, like many other Algonquin students, wears a headscarf--often brightly colored or patterned--for religious and personal reasons. Muslim females often wear head scarves, also known as “hijabs.” The...

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

On mosque visit, class views a different culture of the Middle East

By Alexa Fishman, Shalhevet HS, Los Angeles

February 28, 2014

Seven juniors spent an afternoon looking at Middle Eastern culture through the lens of a local mosque, on a field trip last month to Culver City that was part of their Modern Middle East class. Jewish History teacher Mr. Jason Feld brought the students to the King Fahad Mosque, located on Washington...