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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Reflection of the First Semester: Freshman

-Jared Feffer

(Defiance, OH) The first semester has slowly come to an end at Defiance College. The academic year has been a busy one with many new classes and events being brought to campus.

Many students were asked what they liked about the semester, what their favorite event(s) were on, and if there was anything they disliked or thought could be improved on campus.


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Finals Week

-Zach Bires

(Defiance, OH) Finals week, the week that every student dreads. Multiple tests means huge amounts of stress on students due to the weight these tests have on their grades. This can cause long sleepless nights, restlessness, and a huge amount of stress.

For freshman this can be even more of a haunting task than for those who have taken college finals before, but, have no fear, because two upperclassmen are willing to offer tips of advice on how to tackle this daunting task.

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Marching on to Next Year

-Jared Feffer

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image by: Kathy Punches

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image by: Kathy Punches

(Defiance, OH) The fall sports season has slowly come to an end, but the Defiance College Yellow Jacket Band will continue to march on. The band has recently wrapped up its second season and will continue to perform for many years to come.

“It is a small but mighty band,” said Bridget Olenik, Director of Bands. The band has performed at all home football games and in the Defiance Halloween Parade. The Yellow Jacket Band is also the first marching band on campus and is open to anyone who has music experience.

Olenik says that the band enjoys playing popular music such as “Seven Nation Army,” the “Back to the Future theme song,” “Cupid Shuffle,” and other favorites.

“The band is some of the finest musical talent on campus,” says Olenik. The Yellow Jacket Band is the only marching band in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and has custom made uniforms.

Several students who are a part of the Yellow Jacket Band were asked what they liked about band, their favorite songs, and what their most favorite thing about being in band is. Logan Jones says his favorite thing about band is the people.

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