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Kilgore Wins Student Body President 2015-2016 Election

Kilgore Wins Student Body President 2015-2016 Election

February 24, 2015 – 12:23 am | No Comment

by Destiny Blake
It could be said that Evan Kilgore intimidated any possible opposition in the race for the 2015-2016 Student Body President.
Point is: He won.
Evan Kilgore is a senior and is 21 years old. He …

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Easter around the World

April 22, 2015 – 12:48 am | No Comment

By Alisha Gomez

What do you think about when Easter comes to mind? Do you think about jelly beans, the

Easter Bunny, or Christ’s resurrection? There are many things that comprise Easter in our culture

today, but the history of Easter has seen some very interesting changes.

For Christians, Easter is one of the most important holidays because it is when we

celebrate Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Easter is also, however, a very commercial holiday.

Instead of Christ, most people associate Easter with Easter eggs, rabbits, and candy. Why is this?

The word Easter comes from the Greek name, “Eostre,” who is the goddess of spring.

Easter was originally a pagan holiday where people welcomed Eostre’s light and warmth after a

cold winter. People held festivals that consisted of feasts to celebrate new flowers, sunshine,

birds, and a general feeling of new life.

In 325 A.D, the Christian church changed the pagan festival to the celebration of Jesus

rising from the dead.

Easter is called a moveable holiday because it doesn’t have a set date on which it is

celebrated. It can fall on different dates each year.

In America, giving and eating candy is one way we celebrate the holiday. Did you know

that over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year? Family dinners, church, Easter

egg decorating and egg hunts make up the way most people celebrate the day.

Here’s how other countries celebrate Easter:

England: Easter is celebrated by exchanging Easter eggs, wearing new clothes, eating

chocolate, or giving other packages such as bonnets or baskets that are filled with daffodils.

Easter in England is often a celebration of new life. Many businesses hold Easter egg hunts and

have competitions to see who can find the most eggs.

European counties: People celebrate Easter by lighting giant bonfires on hilltops and in

churchyards on the eve of Easter.

Germany: Easter holidays last for about three weeks for children. Families will often eat

Easter lunch and dinner after attending church services. On Easter morning, parents hide eggs for

their children to find.

France: Easter is known as Paques and the main celebration kicks off on Good Friday.

They mourn the crucifixion of Christ by not ringing the church bells for three days. On the

morning of Easter, children run to the garden to hear the bells ring.

India: Christians make up only 2.5 percent of India, but Easter is celebrated anyway with

festivals.

Israel: Many tourists travel to Israel from all over the world to celebrate the holy festival

of Easter in the Holy Land of Jerusalem. The resurrection of Jesus is celebrated by fire lights and

candles.

Mexico: Mexico places a great religious importance on Easter, so the Easter week is

filled with many religious processions and plays, such as a presentation showing Jesus being sent

to be crucified. The holiday is not commercial in Mexico, so one will not hear any mention of

Easter eggs or the Easter bunny. On Easter Sunday, people go to Mass and celebrate with their

families, and some places have festivities with fireworks.

My Life as a Stutterer

April 22, 2015 – 12:48 am | No Comment
My Life as a Stutterer

By Alisha Gomez
My life. How do I describe it? One word: stuttering. This word doesn’t have everything to
do with my life, but it does have a lot to do with it.
My struggles started when I …

State of the Campus Address

April 22, 2015 – 12:46 am | No Comment
State of the Campus Address

by Sarah Hinkel
Student Senate is hosting a State of the Campus address on Wednesday, April 22, at 8
p.m. in the Little Theatre. All students are invited. Come to hear from your student body
president and class …

Olympiad Is Just Around the Corner. Are You Ready?

April 14, 2015 – 8:38 pm | No Comment
Olympiad Is Just Around the Corner.  Are You Ready?

By Ben Quiggle
Excitement is building on campus as the second annual Olympiad draws near!  The multi-day event will take place April 17-19.
Olympiad is a weekend of team competitions that pits students against each other for …

Late Nights With Nate

April 11, 2015 – 11:58 pm | No Comment
Late Nights With Nate

by Juliana Romano
Jay Leno. David Letterman. Conan O’Brien.  Almost everyone can recognize these names as the names of well-known talk-show hosts. Well, Grace’s very own Nathan Harley could be joining the ranks of these famous …

A Semester Abroad in Argentina

February 24, 2015 – 12:31 am | No Comment
A Semester Abroad in Argentina

by Vanessa Murphy
“I didn’t ever expect myself to leave Indiana, let alone the United States,” said Laura Dewlin, who recently returned from La Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
While many Lancers were en route …

Meal Scans Accepted at Jazzman’s; Who Knew?

February 24, 2015 – 12:30 am | No Comment
Meal Scans Accepted at Jazzman’s; Who Knew?

by Santina Spiteri
Need a quick bite to eat between classes? Jazzman’s has expanded their food options to fit your needs. Students can now use meal scans in order to get lunch! One scan can get …

The Ticker: World News

February 24, 2015 – 12:29 am | No Comment
The Ticker: World News

by John Hanlon
SNOW: “I’m asking people to stop their nonsense right now. These are adults jumping out windows.” That’s the message from Boston Mayor Martin Walsh after recent record snowfall prompted some residents to share …

Women’s Tennis Team Heads to the Dominican Republic

February 24, 2015 – 12:27 am | No Comment
Women’s Tennis Team Heads to the Dominican Republic

by Juliana Romano
Got any big plans for spring break? Well, the Grace College Women’s Tennis team certainly does! On Feb. 27, six girls from the team will be going on an eight-day mission trip to …

Spanish Department Sees Growth

February 24, 2015 – 12:24 am | No Comment
Spanish Department Sees Growth

by Destiny Blake
In the first year that Grace College offered a Spanish major (1955), only one person that it; no one braved the minor. Recently, those numbers have skyrocketed.
Assistant Professor Benjamin Navarro, currently the only …

Grace College Baseball Sophomores (Part I)

February 24, 2015 – 12:16 am | No Comment
Grace College Baseball Sophomores (Part I)

by Vanessa Murphy
Jared Lemler
Hometown: Warsaw, Ind.
Major: Exercise Science
Position: Catcher
Bucket List: To sleep in a tent hanging off the side of a cliff
Pet Peeve: People who chew with their mouths open
Phobia: Spiders
Quote: “Hater’s gonna hate. Ainter’s …


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