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In Onondaga County, Uncertainty And Optimism Mix Like Runoff and Rainwater

By Connor Federico, Eric Horowitz, Amber Hunter, and Meredith Kava SYRACUSE N.Y. (NCC News) — With a history steeped in the muddied waters of Onondaga Lake, the Onondaga Nation is searching for clarity along a sacred shoreline. In a protracted … Continue reading

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Yeshua Restoration Ministries Gives Syracuse Youth Refugees Support, Friendship, and Community

By Rebekah Castor, Alexis EauClaire, Taylor Epps Syracuse, N.Y. (NCC News) — Jessica Vinciguerra is the youngest of eight children. With her older siblings already moved out of the house, Vinciguerra always wanted a younger brother or sister to spend time with. That … Continue reading

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Three Generations are Present at Islamic Services

By: Meredith Kava SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)— Young kids played with toy cars, teenagers talked about school gossip, and the elderly chatted in the back of the room. As soon as the service started, silence fell upon the congregation as three … Continue reading

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Syracuse Student Finds Calmness Through Silence

By Allie Mannheimer SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Even with the piano playing and girls gossiping outside the room, four Syracuse University students were able to find calmness and remain still throughout their meditation Thursday evening. Freshman Brianna Graffia, of Chicago, … Continue reading

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Chilly First Night of Spring Does Not Stop Syracuse University Pagan Students Celebrate the Beginning of Life

By: Robert Sanchez SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC NEWS) – Thirty-degree weather and no wine wasn’t going to stop Mary Hudson and the Syracuse Pagan students celebrate Ostara Monday night outside of Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University. The Pagan Chaplain at Syracuse … Continue reading

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Syracuse Students Say They Find Peace in Hendricks Chapel

By Taylor Epps SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News)–Four modestly dressed Syracuse University students sat completely still in a candlelit room as incense burned for 15 minutes in Hendricks Chapel on Thursday. The ringing of a Tibetan singing bowl began the meditation … Continue reading

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The Islamic Society of Central New York Brings The Community Together

By Alexis EauClaire SYRACUSE (NCC News)–The plain walls that surround the inside of the masjid complimented the vivid colors of all the women’s clothing as people from all over the Syracuse area came together for Islam services. Before services started … Continue reading

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Pagan Students at Syracuse University are Ready for a New Beginning of Life

By Amber Hunter SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) –Mary Hudson kneeled down and grabbed soil, seeds, and water off of the four stones outside of Hendricks Chapel on Syracuse University campus. She proceeded to walk clockwise around the circle dropping the … Continue reading

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Senior Pagans Are Ready For Leaving

Originally reported Mon., April 27, 2015 By Chieh Yuan Chen SYRACUSE, N.Y. (NCC News) — Facing the East, a group of students closed their eyes while expressing appreciation to the Mother Earth for her generosity and blessings. Five senior students … Continue reading

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A Rainbow Of Headscarves Can Be Seen At The Islamic Society of Central New York

Originally reported Fri., April. 3, 2015 By Monique Iuster SYRACUSE (NCC NEWS)–The walls inside of the masjid are stark white and plain so that Muslims can focus on prayer, but every Friday around 1 p.m., the masjid lights up with … Continue reading

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