An Easter Break Weekend at Hocking Hills

By: Soondos Mulla-Ossman ~Staff Writer~ “What are the parallels between today’s hike and journey and your spiritual journey?” This was the question written out by our club’s adviser for the Muslim Student Association. That day, we hiked more than eight miles from Old Man’s Cave to Cedar Falls and back in Hocking Hills. I honestly wanted to go to sleep instead of answering—I had never walked for so long in a place that wasn’t a theme park.Yet, like a theme park, I felt the mystic wonder that children experience when finally spotting Cinderella’s castle in Magic Kingdom or Diagon Alley … Continue reading An Easter Break Weekend at Hocking Hills

Appreciating Mass

By: Katie Wagner ~Guest Writer~ During Easter break, I traveled to Northern Illinois to see my family for a much-needed visit. I caught up with family, visited friends and had a little down time. Depending on personal practices, someone else may have gone to Mass or an Easter egg hunt, or it could be just another day. For my family, it is a day of appreciation and reflection on religion by attending Easter Mass, along with preparing a traditional Easter dinner. Though I do not consider myself to be a religious person, attending an Easter Sunday Mass with my family … Continue reading Appreciating Mass