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Dec 01, 2006 at 1:07 p.m.



AUG 05 - JULY 06




'Jews for Jesus' Justified or Jilted!

Video:Commencement 2006 christens  college classmates colorfully!


Photo: LLS lovingly lets largest lively banner bring Bob’ O Connor brightness!

Video: Pedestrian Plummets to Pavement at Fifth & Bigelow

Video: Pennsylvania Governor’s School of International Studies 2006 Supports AIDS Awareness!




Video: SGB Presidential Debate Exclusive Coverage  

"Supporting the Six Servant Student Candidates for SGB"

"Students Savor Food Services and Diversity Seeking the SGB 8 and President!"



Blasi on Board Brings Back Brightness with Bundles of Bliss


Senior of the Year Award Recipient Reminisces Regarding Rewards, Responsibilities, and Review of Four Years!"


"Star Serenades Senior of the Year"




Photos: Chi Omega Sorority Sisters Sweep for a Sweet 3-Peat!


Video: Sorority Sisters Seek Students Selectively!


Video: Vote for your favorite Greek Life Talent Show!


Video: Watch Alpha Phi Alpha open Greek Sing 2006 with a stomp


Video: Watch the winning performance from Greek Sing 2006!  

Video: Greek Talent Show Online Winner is Claire Natale


Video: Watch Cavallaro and her sisters of Delta Zeta take 2nd place at Greek Sing 2006




Trick or Treat  


"What kind of  F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L receiver will you be for Jesus?"


“Demystifying Dan Brown’s Delusional Deceptive Da Vinci Code: Lie #3: The Bible is a by product of man and not of God!"


“Demystifying Dan Brown’s Delusional Deceptive Da Vinci Code: Lie #2: Regarding the issue of Jesus being married to Mary Magdalene"


“Demystifying Dan Brown’s Delusional Deceptive Da Vinci Code: Lie #1: Regarding the issue of Christ's divinity!"




Banning Bisexual Blood Brings Benefit


ACLU Aims to Annihilate Almighty’s Attendance


Funding Failed for Fellowship, 5-3 in SGB!




Rebuttal to Sam Morey's Pitt News column, "Jews for Jesus offend many on campus"


Rebuttal I to Rose Afriyie's sex column, "Relationships part two: when to emotionally invest."


"Contraceptives cause consequences for children!"




Top 20 responses to 'Doing Arrival Survival is like......"


Top 24 answers to 'Celebrating Thanksgiving is like'........


Top 25 responses given by students at Schenley Cafe for the origins of the CANDY CANE!


Photos: College Day at Kennywood Kindles Kinesis


Photos: Peer PGSIS 2005's Past Portfolio Presentations




Audio: Christmas Story with Sing Along Songs 


Video: “Celebrate Mary's  Conception of Christ with Church of AICCP"


Rhyme delivers message of Christmas


Audio: RCR4JC- FM: Jesus is the reason for the season 


Video: Light Up Night Showers Christmas Tree With Lights!



Spiritual Review of "The Visitation"


Video: Spiritual Review of 'X-Men: The Last Stand'


Video: PGSIS 2006 provided with Point State Park fireworks falling from the firmament!

Video: Spiritual Review of 'Superman Returns'


Spiritual Review of  "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest"




Human Resource Management Final Exam 45 Sample Questions


Human Resource Management Final Exam Sample Questions II


Retail Management Sample Exam 54 Questions


Retail Management 116 Sample Questions




Photo: Introducing the 2005 University of Pittsburgh Cheerleaders and Dance Team!


Photos: Pittsburgh Panthers v.s Notre Dame Fighting Irish Slide Show 2006  


Reddy's Realistic Rankings for Regular Season of NFL 2005  


Pick for free the PS NCAA 2006 Tournament Contest Brackets and win a cash prize


Photo: Panthers costly gaffes cost championship of Big East  


Photo: Former Pitt divers deliver dazzling performances


"Riveting Racing Recap of Indianapolis 500 and Coca-Cola 600"




Photo: Steeler fans celebrate at Cathedral of Learning as Steelers surge to Super Bowl XL seeking Seattle Seahawks  


Video: Indian Student Association involves itself in Steelers celebration


Photo: Steeler Supporters Spring into action at Schenley Café  


TOP 17 responses to Steelers seeking the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday’s Super Bowl XL was like……


Video: "Supporters Stress Significance of Seeking Savior’s Service for Steelers Sensation" 

Video: "Fans faithfully fostered for Steeler’s sensational quarterback near Mercy"

Video: "Motorcycle Menace Makes Mercy Mobilized by Faithful Fans of Ben Roethlisberger" 

“Top 25 candy cane responses given by Pitt students eating at Schenley Cafe in 2006!"

Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

Friday, December 01, 2006

"The original candy cane was made with red and white stripes and is in the shape of a cane because....

"Stone Cold said so"
Chris Tucker

"Santa said so"
Delta Phi Epsilon sister

"People put it upside down and it's really a 'J' that stands for Jesus.
Katy Getsie

"The shape made it easy to hook on a Christmas tree"
Nadira W.

"It matched Santa's red and white beard"
Kristen Rinnovatore

"They wanted red and white to symbolize Christmas and the cane so it can hang on a tree."
Deanna Wolfe

"Santa Claus needed a cane! Mrs. Claus made it red & white to make him feel better"
Hannah Milstein

"Santa likes red and white, and he needed some support after delivering all those gifts"
Brittany R.

"Santa Clause had a bad knee and needed something to help him walk so he got a cane and designed it to match his suit."
Brian S

"They resembled the lamp posts that dotted the streets of the North Pole."
Mike Flanerty

"Kids wanted canes for their blind barbers."
Meghan McPoyle

"It is the staff of one of the wise man and is red and white because they are Christmas colors."
Ellie Readinger

"The concept of the candy cane originated in Japan. The emperor used to award candy canes to children whenever it snowed."
Jared Friedman


"It is red for Rudolph; White for Frosty the Snowman, and a cane because that's what Santa wanted."
Jamie Fields

"The hook at the end keeps it from going down your throat."
Eddie Gonzalez

"One day a one-armed golfer was reading a phonebook, and was like yo, I need a cane so he went to K-mart, and bought lipstick for his cane that he also bought. He painted it and went on to be the back-up singer for Mystikal."
Omar A.

"The Kumpas attempted to kill Willy Wonka, but the canes they made were too small and Willy Wonka had cut wages so they could only afford to make red & white."
Whitney W.

"The Egyptians wanted an edible tool for removing the brains of mummified corpses."
Isaac Marc

"The first candy canes were used in the warmer climates because they gave off a "wintry" scent. Families needed a cane shape so they could hang them in every room to remind them it was winter. Red symbolizes the heat from the current climate; white symbolizes the wintry sense the families strived for during Christmas time."
Pammi Bhullar

"Santa sat on the straight one, bent it and got blood on it. Apparently, he had a hemmorage of the tush."
Laura M.

"The red symbolized the heart of Christmas and its white color symbolized the spirit, the cane shape is obviously because father Christmas is old and needs assistance walking and a cane is his favorite accessory."
Linda Miller

"Red stands for Love,
White for Friendship.
It's when these two symbols come together that they can support you when you find it is hard to walk through life, just like a cane."

Eric Burnett

"In August 1972, when all of the red and white swirled mints from restaurant's melted together, they didn't want to just throw them away. They were shaped as canes because the Elves were really short and needed help working in Santa's workshop."
Aaron Marks

"They ran out of black and gold dye and it is in the shape of a cane because they were trying to make a "P" for "Pitt" but got distracted by the "Oakland Zoo" at the Pitt basketball game."
Henry S

"It was named after the umbilical cord of a tiny little snowman."
Christie Bonk


There was this elderly man who owned a candy factory and loved his grandchildren so dearly that he wanted them to know about his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. Since they were children, he had to think of a way to present the Gospel to them. What better way than create candy in the shape of a cane he thought to himself. Later he decided to put red & white stripes on it with 3 tiny little stripes going through it. Now when his grandchildren came for candy, he had a way to also present the Gospel. He would tell them the shape of the candy was in the shape of a cane to represent the letter “J” to stand for Jesus and when it is turned upside down to represent a Shepherd’s staff to take care of us His sheep for Jesus is the Good Shepherd. The red stripes on the candy represent the wounded stripes of Jesus when he was bruised and beaten to rescue us and the blood that Jesus shed on the cross at Calvary to wipe away all our sins while the white stripes represent the purity of Christ cleansing us of our sins when we are covered with the cleansing blood of Jesus. The 3 tiny stripes represent the Trinity: God, the Father; God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. With just a candy cane the Gospel was presented to the children at Christmas time celebrating the birth of Jesus. Every time they ate a candy cane they could be reminded of what they mean to Jesus and how much he loves them. Amen!

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