Black Women: Journey Back to Queenhood presented by Denique Dennis

Wayne Kelly (Defiance, OH)

At the Defiance College Honors Symposium that took place on April 8, 2016, many students, and faculty gathered to observe presentations from some of the best and brightest individuals on campus. Sophomore student, Denique Dennis, was among this distinguished group of McMaster Symposium presenters. “I wanted to address a cultural issue that affects women of color” said Dennis of her presentation which focused around black female hair and body images.

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Vegetarianism: Yay or Nay?

Isaiah Ross (Defiance, OH)

Vegetarianism has existed for centuries and is practiced by millions of people worldwide.  There are numerous reasons that one may choose to be a vegetarian, but as Albert Einstein – a theoretical physicist, 1921 Nobel Prize winner, and humanist – puts it, “Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”  Einstein was correct when he stated this; his quote briefly touches on various different aspects of vegetarianism.  Evidence has proven that humans are not designed for a meat-eating diet, that vegetarians are less likely to get certain illnesses, and that it is oftentimes inhumane to put animals to death for food.

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What Does It Mean To Be A Teammate?

Jordan Osborne (Defiance, OH)

The dictionary definition of a teammate is “to be a member of the same team”. But what all does being a teammate entitle? At Defiance College we have all sorts of teams. There are sports teams like baseball, softball, football, soccer, tennis and more. We have fraternities and sororities like Alpha Phi Omega or Alpha Xi Delta. We have Defiance College Chamber Singers, Project 701, the McMaster Program for Advancing Humanity, the Honors Program, Service Leaders, etc. The list goes on and on.

Everyone has their own definition of being a teammate.

Sophomore Izzy Martinez says that being a teammate is “being part of a brotherhood where you know that the guy next to you will give his all to achieve a common goal.”

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A Spring Tradition

By Barb Sedlock, Metadata and Archives Librarian

 

Here’s a forgotten spring tradition on the DC campus:  Whitney vs. McReynolds! Fraternity vs. sorority!   And where did these contests take place?  On choir risers!  Yes, DC students used to compete in singing contests.

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Early Mornings for DCSB

Jordan Osborne (Defiance, OH)

From January 25th all the way to March 3rd, one thing has been daunting the Defiance College Softball team: 5 a.m.’s. Members of the team wake up Monday through Saturday between 3:30 and 4 in order to start practice at 5 in the morning. It’s a long and treacherous six weeks, but it is not without rewards.

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