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The History Behind Easter Traditions

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"Easter bunny with coloured eggs." Photo courtesy of T. Demand (cc)

By Nick Petraccione SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Many people who celebrate Easter are familiar with its many traditions, like painting eggs, the Easter Bunny, and baskets full of candy. But where exactly do these traditions come from?  In fact, why is Easter even called “Easter?” There are many theories floating around as to the […]

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Hope Exits for Iraq Veteran

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(c) Rick Yarosh

By Kali Fisher, BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (NCC News) – In 2004, Rick Yarosh enlisted in the United States Army. He said he realized he hadn’t done anything for his country and more importantly for himself. By 2006 Yarosh was deployed over to Iraq just south of Baghdad. Injuries It was while he was on patrol that his tank was hit […]

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