THE CHAMPION WEEKLY
From the staff of Lane Tech's student newspaper
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES
Merab Khan in the Art Gallery praying in the direction of the Qiblah, the sacred Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face this direction when engaged in prayer. (Sana Kanwal for The Champion)
At the beginning of this school year, the Art Gallery (Room 147) was designated as a space for practicing Muslim students to complete their afternoon prayer. This has become especially necessary with daylight savings causing days to be shorter. This means that while, in most circumstances, Muslim students had previously been able to make it home to pray, the window now falls within school hours or soon after the final bell rings. The change was advocated for by Lane’s Muslim Club, and many students are grateful and happy to now have a space provided to them. Reporter Sana Kanwal has more on what having this new prayer room means for students and how it works.
Fans of Poland’s national soccer team cheer on their team from the stands of the Lusail Stadium in Doha, Qatar at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo courtesy of Kamil Pluta)