-Lizzie Daniel

Even before Fifty Shades of Grey premiered on February 13 there was controversy.  A lot of people, like me, groaned.  Another awful rehash of Twilight but WITH SEX!  Ugh.  Some people, stereotypically twi-hards and their ilk, were enthusiastic about the coming film.  Members of the BDSM (Bondage-Discipline-Dominance-Submission-Sadism-Masochism) community, which plays a huge role in the film, are as split as the general public.  Good?  Bad?  What’s the deal with this movie?

I think it would impossible to review this film without comparing it to Twilight.  The two will remain inextricably linked in my mind, and, indeed, Fifty Shades began much the same way as its predecessor.  Quiet, bookish girl who inexplicably has men throwing themselves at her meets impossibly handsome and inaccessible boy.  Instant attraction.  Intense moments, expensive presents, a few warnings; this guy has a secret.  Only instead of being a vampire, Christian Grey is a sadist.  Big surprise to anyone who’s seen the trailers.

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Alpha Xi Delta

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-Marissa Bramble

Have you ever wanted to be a part of something bigger and better than you? Something that could help you realize your potential and help you develop skills that will help you succeed in many different aspects of life? How about being a part of something that focuses on values and holding true to those values. Then going Greek for Alpha XI may be the thing for you!

Not many of the female students here at Defiance College are aware that there is a sorority on campus. Yes, there is Alpha Phi Omega which is co-ed and Phi Sigma Chi which is male only, but few know of the Alpha Xi’s.

Alpha Xi Delta is an all-girl sorority on campus that focuses on making long lasting friendships, values, helping women to realize their potential, and serving others. Alpha Xi Delta is social sorority, therefore, we focus on leadership skills, thinking of others, and forming long lasting relationships with our sisters.  Many would say that joining a sorority is just paying for friends, but it is so much more than that.

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Starting up a Project with Project 701

-Amanda Fooce


(Defiance, Oh) Are you interesting in becoming a leader in the Defiance College community? Do you want to build up your resume in an area that is particular to your field? Do you notice a need on campus or in the Defiance community that you feel you could tackle with some help? If you said yes to any or all of these questions, then you should consider starting a project through Project 701.

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Want to be a RA?

-Zack Bires

(Defiance, OH) Every student here knows what they are. Residential Assistants, the person that you go to when there is an issue or something needs cleaned. But in reality, the RA job is a lot more than just replacing toilet paper or writing students up.

The RA needs to have many qualities, because it is their job to maintain a fun and positive living environment for the students here at DC. They need to be energetic, non-judgemental, yet responsible in following the guidelines the school puts in place.

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43 Points in the Second Half Gives DC the Victory

-Emily Denhard

(Defiance, Oh) The Defiance College Women’s basketball team (4-8, 3-2 HCAC) took on Anderson University (1-11, 0-5 HCAC) on January 7th, 2015. The Yellow Jacket’s offense in the second half gave DC their third win in conference play.

The Yellow Jackets were off to a very slow start in the first half, allowing the Ravens to gain a five point lead only three minutes into the game and eventually an eleven-point lead. The Jackets struggled to find the basket throughout the first half, having only an 18% field goal percentage. Despite the point deficiency, DC’s defense stayed on top of the Ravens, accumulating 25 rebounds with 11 from Kelsey Teitje.

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Shave the Stache benefits Tanzania

-Jared Feffer

You may have noticed flyers around campus with the quote “Shave the Stache.” Do you wonder what these flyers stand for and what purpose they serve?

In October a campaign called “Shave the Stache” was started by the McMaster School’s Tanzania learning community in an effort to raising $15,000 for equipment which would provide clean water and better access to water for the citizens of Tanzania. Of the money raised, 100% is  going to help the citizens of Tanzania.

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Holiday Spirit is strong at Defiance College

-Jared Feffer

(Defiance, OH) With the holidays approaching quickly the sights and sounds of the holidays are upon us. Defiance College has been showing its holiday spirit by hosting a number of different holiday events at Defiance College. One of the most popular events CAB (Campus Activities Board) hosts is Holiday Explosion, an annual event since 2011.


This year’s Holiday Explosion was hosted on December 3 and had a large number of participants. This event lasted all day and consisted of many different activities. If you participated in an activity you received raffle tickets which you could have been entered into drawings for prizes such as portable phone chargers, sweatshirts, Walmart gift cards, Netflix gift cards, Beats headphones, waterproof bluetooth speakers, room bluetooth speaker, and a gift certificate to make your own glass art at Linda’s Glass located in downtown Defiance.

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