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On Friday, March 1st at 3 p.m. the University of Saint Mary community gathered to celebrate and reflect on the life of Christian Yanos, a digital communications major and member of the football team who passed away in the spring of 2018. Members of Christian’s family flew in from California to be at the event, and it was also live streamed on Facebook for those who were not able to attend.

Classmates, friends, and teammates shared stories and reflected on the positive impact that Christian had left on each and every one of them. The community joined in prayer, but also encouraged everyone to live the Christian Yanos way; to live in the moment and take each day as a blessing. March 1, 2019 was a day of commemorating one of USM’s hardest losses and to celebrate his legacy on the one year anniversary of his passing.

Kaila Trowbridge is a junior at the University of Saint Mary and is studying Digital Communications.