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Students lead more public schools to close for Islamic holidays

Amaarah DeCuir, American University Some public school districts across the nation will be closed on Monday, May 2, 2022,...

Why is Eid celebrated twice a year and how has coronavirus...

Ken Chitwood, Concordia College New York Editor’s note: At sundown on July 30, Muslims all over the world celebrated one of the principal festivals, Eid...

What Islamic hygienic practices can teach when coronavirus is spreading

Rose S. Aslan, California Lutheran University As outbreaks of the coronavirus spread throughout the world, people are reminded over and again to limit physical contact,...

What makes Christmas movies so popular

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider...

What makes Christmas movies so popular

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College If you are one of those people who will settle in this evening with a hot cup of apple cider...

How the new ‘Aladdin’ stacks up against a century of Hollywood...

Evelyn Alsultany, University of Southern California Though critically acclaimed and widely beloved, the 1992 animated “Aladdin” feature had some serious issues with stereotyping. Disney wanted to...

Why are some Americans changing their names?

Kirsten Fermaglich, Michigan State University In 2008, Newsweek published an article on then-presidential candidate Barack Obama titled “From Barry to Barack.” The story explained how Obama’s...

Why we love robotic dogs, puppets and dolls

S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate, Hamilton College There’s a lot of hype around the release of Sony’s latest robotic dog. It’s called “aibo,” and is promoted as...

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Sexual assault among adolescents: 6 facts

David Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire and Ateret Gewirtz-Meydan, University of New Hampshire Christine Blasey Ford’s account of allegedly being sexually assaulted by Supreme Court...