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Muslim Student Union (MSU) members relax after breaking fast at the Fast-a-thon Jan. 28. Photo by Will Cover

MSU educates students on Islam through annual Fast-a-thon

Will Cover January 29, 2020
The RBHS Muslim Student Union (MSU) held their annual Fast-a-thon after school Jan. 28. Although not required, the club encouraged students to fast from dawn to dusk the day of and break the fast at the event. Fast-a-thon began with guest speaker Iman Eldeib, who educated the audience about Islam and its core tenets, as well as common misconceptions of the religion. Eldeib commended the students for wanting to learn more about Islam and said she “hope[s] the more you learn and dig into the original sources” the more any negative perceptions of the religion would be dispelled. 
Christmas celebrations dont apply to everyone

Christmas celebrations don’t apply to everyone

Ryan Choe January 21, 2018
Coming back from break, I found myself asking my classmates and teachers how their break was. Like the years in the past, I often asked them how their breaks and Christmas were, but I soon discovered some of them did not celebrate Christmas.
Muslim Student Unions Fast-a-Thon mixes food, education

Muslim Student Union’s ‘Fast-a-Thon’ mixes food, education

Jenna Liu February 26, 2016

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B is for Blindfolded, C is for Culture

B is for Blindfolded, C is for Culture

Humera Lodhi May 7, 2015

Students explore racial microaggressions in and out of school After meeting in their mosque’s youth group years ago, Japanese-Palestinian junior Hanna Abdulkhaleq and African-American senior Maha Hamed...

Religious graduation events foster community, reinforce Islamic principles

Religious graduation events foster community, reinforce Islamic principles

Ashleigh Atasoy June 2, 2014

For seniors, the end of the school year can be a blur of graduation parties, senior activities and prom, but for some students, the end of the year is much more hectic. For RBHS muslim students, additional...

Muslim students enjoy summertime Ramadan

Muslim students enjoy summertime Ramadan

Afsah Khan August 19, 2013

For an entire month of her summer, senior Mubinah Khaleel stayed up into the wee hours of the morning, preparing for the long day of fasting ahead. After eating a pre-dawn meal and praying, she would call...

The flag waves at half staff. Photo by Jacqueline LeBlanc

Boston suspect chase sparks reaction from students

Maria Kalaitzandonakes April 19, 2013
One RBHS student's parents were participating in the marathon
Fast-a-thon preparation uncovers its true meaning

Fast-a-thon preparation uncovers its true meaning

Manal Salim December 4, 2012

When the bell finally rings Thursday, Dec. 6 to signal lunch, many students will be able to silence their stomach's hungry rumbles, while others will be fasting. The annual Fast-a-thon, hosted by the...

Junior Yasmeen El-Jayyousi shows off her celebratory henna designs.

Henna designs celebrate the end of month long fasting

Afsah Khan August 21, 2012

  After a month of fasting for long days and refraining from bad habits and unacceptable behavior, Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. They dress in their...

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