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Easter and its traditions are examples of how we mold our faith

Paige Pelonis

March 25, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinions

Easter is a moveable feast. This means it does not take place on the same day every year. Technically, this is a product of the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325, which determined that Easter day would take place the Sunday immediately following the Paschal Full Moon. While this is the "real" explanation for the movement of Easter's date each year, there are also many similarities between Easter as an idea and Jesus himself. T...

MMA fighter with Down syndrome should be an inspiration to many

Daniel Serrano

March 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinions

I never thought watching someone with Down syndrome get power-punched in the face could be heartwarming. I was wrong. Garrett Holeve is a 23-year-old MMA fighter with one amateur bout to his name. His match with "Monster" Mike Wilson was judged a draw, and he came out a little beat up but with no serious damage. Holeve works at an MMA gym where he teaches kids to box. He also has Down syndrome. ESPN aired a segment over the weekend abou...