Ferris students open up about the Christmas domination of December
Originally, I was assigned to write an article for this issue about holidays that take place around Christmastime, as the coverage of holidays like Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and winter solstice is dwarfed by the coverage of Christmas. No sooner had I set out to find these people that problems arose.
It was difficult finding people who celebrated Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or solstice who were willing to go on record, as talking openly about religious practices can be considered taboo. I found two people: a Jewish student who preferred to remain unnamed and a pagan who spent more time bashing the practices of others than she did relating her own. (more…)