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Why was Monday night unlike all other nights at the University of San Francisco? In McLaren Hall, the soft murmur of hesitant, reverent chanting could be heard, punctuated by the serious voice of Rabbi Lee Bycel. Around a hundred people had gathered to mark USF’s first annual Passover Seder, which sought to draw attention to the oppression and genocide of the Darfuri people.
Easter Sunday marked the end of Lent, when many Catholics choose to abstain from a guilty pleasure for 40 days to pay homage to the sacrifice they believe Jesus made for them. At USF, many choose to follow this tradition for spiritual reasons or simply as a personal test of character.
On November 23, the Pier 39 Christmas tree, standing 65 feet tall and adorned with 400 glistening ornaments, 500 bows and 2,000 twinkling LED...