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Religion: From a right to an asset

May 31, 2020

The First Amendment guarantees religious protections to all Americans through the Establishment Clause, which states that "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...

Darius Chao prays with the rest of the members of Christians in Action Club at the beginning of their Oct. 21 meeting.

Christians in Action unites denominations at Carlmont

October 22, 2019

CIA at Carlmont doesn’t have international espionage or hold government secrets. Instead, it holds meetings every Monday to unite students through God. At Carlmont, Club...

Diane Ji, a sophomore, wears her cross necklace to express her Christian identity and remind herself of her core beliefs.

Religion lives on at Carlmont

January 15, 2018

Sophomore Diane Ji walks through the halls of Carlmont with her faith close to her heart. Dangling from her neck lies a cross with three rings engraved with the words "believ...

This friendship and faith cross belongs to Darby Bryan and her best friend who moved away. She had given the necklace to Bryan before she left and owns the inside of the cross as a symbol of friendship.

Christian Club celebrates faith and sense of community

March 8, 2017

If someone is looking to express how they feel, make some new friends, or just be in a safe space to hang out, the Christian Club has open arms to the public even if someone d...

A 9-year-old boy is lighting a Menorah while the other is in the back on a device because he doesn’t find it important.

Family traditions maintain devotion to religion

January 31, 2017

During the holiday season, some families prepare by decorating their fresh smelling trees, while others get their Menorah ready to light. But, there are others who continue their dai...

Wearing his cross on his neck, sophomore Josef Gonzalez walks down the halls of Carlmont.

Cultural differences don’t faze Carlmont students

April 27, 2016

Many people who define themselves with some sort of religion in today’s society are not comfortable with making their religion known to others. With elements like the media an...

Christianity: The world’s largest religion

January 25, 2013

The largest religion in the world, Christian adherents number 2.3 billion, making up almost a third of the world population, according to the CIA World Factbook. The United States has the world’s largest Christian population by country with 246,000 Christians. Christianity is considered an Abrahamic religion, meaning it shares its origin of the religious figure Abraham with both Islam and Judaism....

Agnosticism: Religion is indefinite

January 25, 2013

Do you believe in a higher power? If you answered “yes” to this question, you are a theist. If you answered “no,” you are an atheist. If your answer was “I do not know,” then you are Agnostic. Agnosticism is a view that holds the existence, or nonexistence, of any god to be unknown and unknowable. In other words, Agnostics recognize the fact that there is no way to know if there is,...

Islam: The fastest spreading religion

January 25, 2013

Islam is the second largest religion in the world in terms of numbers, with 1.6 billion adherents worldwide, according the CIA World Factbook. Indonesia has the world’s largest Muslim population, making up 12.7 percent of the world’s Muslim population, closely followed by India and Pakistan, according to a study conducted by the Pew Research Center. Islam is most predominant in the Middle...

Judaism: The world’s oldest religion and the basis of many others

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

There are a significant number of Jewish believers at Carlmont. One believer of Judaism, a sophomore, Leah Roe, said Judaism “is the basic religion... because it started first, all [religions] sprang off of Judaism... Like, Jesus is Jewish so in reality we are all Jewish.” Roe also does not think that Judaism “is the highest [religion] but it’s definitely the root of a majority of monotheistic...

Buddhism: The religion that encourages positive energy and peace

Grace Yi, Staff Writer

January 25, 2013

Buddhism is considered the most widespread religion practiced in Asia. Several Carlmont students follow the religious practices of the Buddha. Some of the main ideas of Buddhism is to be at peace with everyone and everything and to always have a positive aura and not have any negative energy within the body. John Fu, a junior, meditates at home and believes that the Buddhist religion is “like...

Atheism: The non-religion religion

January 25, 2013

The population of non-believers has been growing despite misunderstanding of what they believe in. Atheism has grown to 147 million people according to the CIA World Factbook and has increased over the past decade according to a study done by the Pew Research Center. “With more scientific discoveries, people are looking more at fact and atheism is only going to grow,” said Carlmont sophomore...

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