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Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

Understanding Indiana’s “Religious Freedom Restoration” bill

By Emily Dickson

May 12, 2015

In the past few weeks alone, Apple has pulled out of the Big Data conference scheduled for the end of April in Indiana, the NCAA Mid-American Conference has announced a boycott all events and championships in Indiana, and many celebrities are cancelling performances in Indiana, all whilst tweeting profusely...

In a first for L.A., B’nai David adds female clergy

In a first for L.A., B’nai David adds female clergy

By Noah Rothman

March 24, 2015

Many students at Shalhevet School, and their families, belong to local synagogue B’nai David-Judea. The synagogue is only the seventh in the country, and the first in Los Angeles, to appoint a female clergy member. In an in-depth article, Noah Rothman at the Shalhevet Boiling Point discusses the...

Pikesville students experience Israeli culture, conflict

Pikesville students experience Israeli culture, conflict

By Jarred Belman

February 27, 2015

This summer, 27 Baltimore area high school students, including six from Pikesville High School, visited Israel through the Baltimore Zionist District. Over 28 days, teens were able to fully embrace their Jewish cultures through various activities, including climbing Mount Masada and getting to float...

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...

January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

January marks 70 years since liberation of Auschwitz

By Jessica Sieling

February 20, 2015

January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest concentration camp run by the German Nazis in World War II. The death camp was located in southwestern Poland and consisted of the original camp, Auschwitz I, and 45 satellite camps surrounding it. In the beginning, Auschwitz...

Je ne suis pas Charlie

Je ne suis pas Charlie

By Faith Terry, Starr's Mill High School

February 9, 2015

About two weeks ago, The Prowler staff gathered for a photo. We all held up pencils, an image shared on social media by countless others around the world to show support for journalistic freedom of expression in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris.

FAQ: What’s really under my head scarf?

FAQ: What’s really under my head scarf?

By Summer Thomad, Southwest Career and Technical Academy

February 5, 2015

I was born and raised in the U.S. (more specifically here in Las Vegas). For the most part, I had a very ordinary upbringing. However, since I decided to start wearing the hijab at the age of thirteen, I have noticed a few recurring questions from peers, acquaintances, and strangers. Here are my fa...

Longform chapters and super-cool charts

Longform chapters and super-cool charts

By Paxtyn Merten, Mountlake Terrace High School

February 3, 2015

Students speak out about God, religion, prayer, faith, heaven and hell. Plus, did we mention charts?

More than 100 attend ‘See you at the Pole’ prayer event

More than 100 attend ‘See you at the Pole’ prayer event

By HMS Hurricane Watch Staff, Heritage Middle School, San Antonio

September 25, 2014

Just before sunrise, some 100 students and teachers attended Heritage Middle School's "Meet you at the Pole" prayer event. The event was in sharp contrast with last year's two students who stood at the pole to pray. Students began to arrive as early as 7: 15 a.m. "I went (to the event) so I could...

Textbook controversy focuses on wrong things

Textbook controversy focuses on wrong things

By Dana Brown, West Shore Junior/Senior HS, Melbourne, Fla.

May 20, 2014

The mistake wasn’t in including material on Islam; it was in assuming that students would already understand the tenets of Christianity and Judaism.

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...

Bixby morning routine includes drive-by ministry

Bixby morning routine includes drive-by ministry

By Emily Thornton, Bixby HS, Bixby, Okla.

December 20, 2013

Despite the noise from heavy traffic, John Robb’s voice echoes with the gospel, past gas pumps and car doors and off of the brick wall that holds QuikTrip at 151stand Memorial in Bixby, Okla. Robb is a permanent presence, wearing down the curbside grass most weekday mornings between 7 a.m. and noon. Passers-by...