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Religious traditions not meant to be carried out “on the go”

Coppell High School junior Eva Gamboa closes the door of St. Ann’s Catholic Parish on Wednesday after mass. Ash Wednesday is one of the most important dates in the Catholic religion and opens Lent, a season of fasting and prayer.

Aisha Espinosa, Staff Writer

February 12, 2016

One of the many traditions of practicing Catholicism (and a few branches of Christianity) is the season of Lent, the 40 days leading up to the Easter holiday. Ash Wednesday marks off the season of fasting, with many Catholics and Christians going to a mass or service and receiving ashes made fro...

Religion teaches Chitta more than belief

Religion teaches Chitta more than belief

October 14, 2015

By Pranathi Chitta Staff Writer @prannydacheetah Between school, college applications and studying for the ACT, I never seem to get the time to stop and pray. With so many activities going on in my life, it is easy for me to get lost amid the craziness. However, I can say that there has always...

Public school is no place for religion

Graphic by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.

September 17, 2015

Graphic by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.   By Gabby Sahm Staff Writer @gabbysahm   There are many different religions throughout the world. Some have millions of followers, while some only have a handful. Regardless, every religion holds an importance to the person that is pra...

Pro: the holiday season vs. Christmas

Pro: the holiday season vs. Christmas

December 4, 2013

By Kara Hallam Staff Writer I remember in elementary school when the holidays came around we always got Christmas coloring packets. I would eagerly color in Santa’s hat and and ornaments on Christmas trees while singing along to the Christmas music my teacher had put on. As much fun as I ha...

Students open up about unique religious practices

Photo by Regan Sullivan.

November 6, 2013

By Christina Burke Managing Editor Covered modestly from head to toe, sophomore Nesma Hassan attends JV basketball practice every morning, her custom uniform embracing her Islamic traditions. In the Muslim community, once a woman has reached puberty, she must wear a hijab as a symbol of modesty....

Hair column: Same-sex couples deserve right to marry

Demonstrators gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, as the court hers argments on a part of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act that prevents legally wed same-sex couples from receiving certain benefits by defining marriage as between a man and woman. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

April 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Facebook users logged in on the first week of April to find their news feed plastered with dozens and dozens of red equal signs – people changing their profile picture to support the push for legalization of same-sex marriage. It is not “just a trend” or an “attack...

GracePoint Church hosting special Easter events

March 26, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Easter is one of the most important events of the year for any church, but this year GracePoint Church (formerly First Baptist Church Coppell) is taking extra steps to ensure that they are offering the most exciting and enriching Easter experience possible - for members...

Long-time Coppell pastor announces retirement

February 13, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor After almost a decade at the First United Methodist Church of Coppell, community icon Rev. Dennis Wilkinson will be retiring this summer. Since 2004, Wilkinson has served as head pastor of one of the largest churches in the area. He has been a pastor in the North Tex...

Photo Gallery: Places of worship cover Coppell

Photo Gallery: Places of worship cover Coppell

November 8, 2012

Coppell is covered with places of worship for the citizens of Coppell and towns surrounding it. Although many know the main few churches of Coppell, some do not know of the little churches you can find in the knicks and crannies of this religious town. Photos by Mia Ford.

Student religiosity in midst of decline, change

St. Ann Parish is a prominent Catholic church in Coppell. Worldwide religiosity is in decline, but the trends among Coppell High School students aren't black and white. Photo by Regan Sullivan.

October 1, 2012

By Ben Cowlishaw Staff Writer Religion has undoubtedly played a huge role in the formation of our country, even the development of civilization around the world. However, as a growing number view religion as out of date and out of touch with a modern society, the role of religion is changing as quickly...

‘Naughty or nice’ list insulting to other religions, Stewart says

December 17, 2010

Kelly Stewart Staff Writer A few years ago, stores stopped saying “Merry Christmas” because members of other religions protested since they didn’t celebrate Christmas. Now, those same stores are being penalized by a website called Grinchalert.com for not saying it. First Baptist Church o...

Turkey: The Strongman of Europe

October 22, 2010

By: Chris Cummins Staff Writer While all the uproar about the rise of Asia has focused on the surging dual giants of India and China, Turkey, the onetime “sick man of Europe”, has seen remarkable strides in the economic realm as well, and has emerged as a bright spot in a Middle East sorely needing...