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Catholic Church Injustice

Catholic Church Injustice

Gabriella Rodriguez-Sanchez, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under News

Church authorities as high as Pope Francis are being accused of covering up an avalanche of sexual abuse cases ranging from churches in Ireland, Australia and even some located in cities around the U.S. Originally, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano claimed that Francis allegedly rehabilitated ex-Cardinal,...

Junior anticipates holiday traditions with family

Saschel Moore, Reporter

February 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

In most television productions Christmas in the United States is generically portrayed as a season for gift-giving and caroling into the wee hours of the night. However, something that sets the real America apart from its film depictions is the diversity. In Hispanic culture, Christmas is celebrated...

The history and origins of Christmas

The history and origins of Christmas

Amy Pham, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 21, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

The Origin of Saint Nicholas People believe Saint Nicholas was born around 280 A.D., near Turkey. As a result of his growing reputation for being kind, word of him spread. It is said that he saved three sisters from being sold into prostitution by buying them a dowry, allowing them to be married....

An Ethiopian Christmas

An Ethiopian Christmas

Eden Amberber, Reporter

December 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

As everyone sings holiday songs and opens gifts, he half-heartedly participates. He’s anticipating a later Christmas in January. Ethiopian senior Michael Kabtimer celebrates Christmas on Jan. 7, because Ethiopia follows the Coptic calendar, while America follows the Gregorian calendar. The Coptic...

Dorothy Schroy

Dorothy Schroy

Beth Mauthe and Hannah Majerczyk

September 3, 2015


Filed under Raiders of North Garland

"A lot of people have influenced my life at my church. I dated this guy one time, and his dad was really devoted to God. That was really inspiring, to see like, how you can grow in your faith and how easily you can become enveloped in everything. So I’ve always strived to be one of those people. I...

Christian Conversion

Eden Amberber, Reporter

June 1, 2015


Filed under Features

As the priest says prayers, holy water pours on his face. Once, twice, three times. With every wash, he feels change inside him. He has found personal understanding and a new family. He looks at his mom, a new, thoughtful women. Freshman Dai Nguyen converted from Buddhism to Baptist Christianity in...

From Muslim to Mormon

From Muslim to Mormon

Juliana Gary, Reporter

June 1, 2015


Filed under Features

More likely than not, religion is something you’re exposed to when you’re young. More likely than not, the religion you are raised is the religion you stay, making slight adjustments here and there to make it work for you as your life evolves and changes. What is less likely is that you officially...

Participation in church comforts junior

Participation in church comforts junior

Connie Ho, Online Managing Editor

April 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

The bells for the morning service ring, and inside parents usher their children to take a seat. Toward the front of the room, a youth group stands and begins to sing in unison. In the group, a bass player moves along to the beat and plays the instrumental music that accompanies the voices, enjoying the...