"How do our fellow students relate faith to academics? Where and of what sort is the space for belief at Columbia? How do their religious values inform their lives here, and vice versa? I asked seven friends—some old, others new, but each from a different religious tradition—for their thoughts, their goals, their stories. On the Steps or in a café, morning or night, they were all eager to share—and in the process, to figure out a little for themselves, too. Happily I sat and listened, learning a good deal about faith and a great deal more, I think, about us." Although the way in which religious students reconcile their faith with their daily lives is a question that many of us talk about, but in this week's lead story, Ben Rashkovich narrates us through seven different students' stories and in doing so, narrates his own.