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The percentage of religiously unaffiliated people in the United States has increased from 17% to 26% in 10 years. The Sidekick advertising and circulation manager Trisha Atluri believes that there is a negative stigma around atheism that should be removed.

Atheism is not amoral

Trisha Atluri, Advertising/Circulation Manager February 4, 2021

Hands clasped and kneeling in front of an idol of the Hindu god, Krishna, I refused to pray.  It wasn’t an act of rebellion, like my parents believed. Nor was it a phase. It was the result of years...

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.

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

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...

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...

Graphic by Rachel Buigas-Lopez.

Public school is no place for religion

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...

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...

Photo by Regan Sullivan.

Students open up about unique religious practices

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...

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)

Hair column: Same-sex couples deserve right to marry

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...

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...

Long-time Coppell pastor announces retirement

February 12, 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...

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...

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.

Student religiosity in midst of decline, change

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...

‘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...

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