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  • Turning Thanksgiving into Black Thursday

    by Anna Shafer

    November 27, 2013: Thanksgiving is as wonderful a holiday as they come. This American holiday represents the commencement of "the most wonderful time of the year" and celebrates the thankfulness of the early American settlers for their survival. It is a day for reflection in the heart and celebration of the hearth, and in a pluralistic America, it is a holiday sacred to all.

  • Alcohol Abuse and American Faith

    by Anna Shafer

    March 15, 2013: St. Patrick's Day is a celebration of the life and work of the escaped-slave-turned-missionary who brought Christianity to Ireland. However, as Thanksgiving has gone the way of Black Friday and Advent has gone the way of Frosty the Snowman, so St. Patrick's Day-originally a Catholic feast day-has gone the way of pub crawls and the National Shamrock Fest.

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