Go behind the scenes with the historically dominant Glenelg High School boys lacrosse team, led by Coach Josh Hatmaker, who’s helped them win three state titles in the past 10 years. Watch as they prepare for and take on the undefeated Howard High team.
Holy Saturday around the world, Hindu goddess of smallpox, Royals’ Alex Gordon loses his head and more | April 19
Holy Saturday around the world, Hindu goddess of smallpox rituals, Royals’ Alex Gordon loses his head and a little more in today’s photo brief.
Runners take to the streets of Boston ahead of the April 21 marathon for a tribute run to honor survivors and first responders from the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
As attendees happily filed into the Empire Polo Club in Indio on Friday for the second and final weekend of the Goldenvoice-promoted Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, there were a few cliff-hangers left over from last weekend. Among them: Will Pharrell Williams bring out another all-star parade of guest stars? Will every artist on Saturday be in a significantly better mood without the threat of a dust storm? Is Beyonce here again?
“It all started when there were pagan gods and the rite-of-spring,” Halyna Mudryj explained in her introduction of pysanky -decorated Ukrainian eggs- to her classes this spring at the Creative Alliance. Although now associated with Easter, 2000 years ago, pysanky were decorated as offerings to pagan gods, especially the sun god, Dazhboh, considered the giver of life. Used as talismans for bringing good fortune and keeping evil at bay, eggs were also symbols of life and rebirth, says Mudryj (pronounced “muud-ree”). As the Ukraine region became Christianized in 988 A.D., pagan pictures of nature such as animals, water and the sun took on new meaning and made room for crosses and other Christian symbols on the eggs. For example waves, which formerly represented the god of water, now represented “Christ walking on water,” she says.
Christians worldwide gather on Good Friday, the South Korean island of Jindo mourns, and Toronto’s embattled mayor tries to win again. Those events are among the stories in today’s photo brief.
Toyota hits the reset button on the Camry, suddenly having the air of a Lexus, giving it a sportier edge, the 2015 Subaru Outback seems a winning evolution of a winning formula, the Mustang rode to the top of the Empire State Building, and on the high end, Alfa Romeo makes its first return to the American spotlight in two decades and others sharpen their attack on Tesla as the New York International Auto Show kicks off. The show opens with a sneak preview to the public April 18th and runs through April 27th.
Mount de Sales senior lacrosse player Allie Hynson missed playing in her sophomore and junior years due to two consecutive ACL tears on the same knee. Now that she’s healed, she’s back on the field and finishing out her high school career with her friends and teammates.
A pretty pattern, but what is it, you say? Here are a number of abstractions made by Sun photographer A. Aubrey Bodine, filed on April 17, 1955. See if you can name the locations in the comments below.
A woman burns incense in front of the graves of her relatives, Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass, a man walks in front of a fountain in the center of Lille and more.