DC Hunger Games

(Defiance, OH) The Hunger Games is a huge hit, starting as a best selling novel then turning into a movie that took the nation by storm. The success of this series has people making references to it everyday. It was no surprise when Senior Lindsay Kasmer, who was rushing for an idea for an event for hunger, saw the movie and instantly knew should make her event follow the Hunger Games.

Lindsay setup the event so students can create teams of 5, who go through both physical and mental tasks, that are loosely based off the movie. Lindsay promised that no events will be lethal. The exact events are being kept a secret until the event because the Hunger Games contestants never knew what they were getting into.

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Alicia Kalik Sets All-time Volleyball Record as Jackets fall to Bluffton

-Emily Denhard

(Defiance, OH) After a game delay due to a bus breakdown match one of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament was able to begin at 3pm on November 8th, 2014. The first match was Defiance College (8-1) against Franklin College (5-4), the second match was Bluffton University (7-2) against Hanover College (6-3) and the Championship match would be played November 9th with the winners of each of the first two matches.

The Yellow Jackets came out slow the first set against the Grizzlies but were able to pull out the win 25-21. The second set the Jackets came out strong winning by eight points. In the final set, the Grizzlies fought back from a large deficit to bring the set within two points but the Yellow Jackets achieved the win to send them to the Championship match. Bree Anderson had 18 out of the 47 team kills for the match.

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Defiance Volleyball Win Streak Snapped

-Daiton Lemmon

(Defiance, Oh) Jacket Nation was in full force Wednesday night for senior night at the Karl H. Weaner Center with the HCAC champions, the Defiance Yellow Jackets (17-11, 8-1 HCAC), defending their home court against rival, Bluffton University (20-8, 7-2 HCAC). Bluffton would not allow DC to extend the HCAC regular season win streak to 19 games thought halting the streak at 18 in three sets.

Bluffton began the match with enthusiasm and ready to play. After Bluffton took a 6-1 lead to start the first set, Meredith Shank put down a big kill, her first of 6 in the set,, to halt the momentum of the Beavers. Bluffton would control much of the first set until the Jackets battled back to tie the game at 17-17.

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The Jackets Continue the 2 Game Winning Streak

-Zach Weaver

(Defiance, OH) Although the Yellow Jackets (3-5) defense stole the show in the second half against Ravens (2-6), the offense put up impressive stats. They racked up 19 first downs, 11 plays over 10 yards, and one play of over 30 yards. Alex Larson and Garrett Teague combined to complete 11/20 passes and led the offense to 3 scores in the red zone.

The Yellow Jackets defense picked off 6 interceptions and took 3 of those back for a touchdown, one of which was nearly 100 yards. They managed to make 12 stops on third down, 2 sacs, 5 total tackles for loss and were penalized 10 times.

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DC Football vs Franklin

(Defiance, OH) Senior night this weekend did not turn out the way the Yellow Jackets (3-6) had hoped after strong wins the last two weeks. Franklin (7-2) came out and proved to the fans why they were undefeated in the conference yet again.

Although the game did not produce the best outcome, the Yellow Jackets were able to put together strong statistics.

The offense converted 17 first downs, 3 of which came on third down, perfect scoring percentage in the red zone, 21/36 passing and 8 plays went for more than 10 yards.

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DC Anime Club Goes to Youmacon Weekend

- Kristen Freese

(Defiance, OH) Last weekend, members of Anime Club, including myself, threw on their best cosplay outfits and took off to Detroit for Youmacon. Although there were only four of us, we had enough fun for everyone else. Plus, we took lots of pictures!

Any con is enough to satisfy the average geek or brony. But Youmacon is one of the big ones. A place where people can gather without being judged for their unique interests. A place where no one bats an eye at a grown man in a disturbingly cute Pinky Pie costume.

There were tons of cool stuff to do, so much that we couldn’t really settle on what to do first. So we all went our separate ways and explored the strangeness and awesomeness of the convention.

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