DCWB: Ashley Williams

-Waverly Weaks (Defiance, OH)

The Defiance Women’s Basketball team for the 2015-2016 season is looking good, returning all but one of their players from last season.

Recently, I had the privilege to interview #12, junior Ashley Williams.

  • Ashley Williams gets highlighted in a piece on DCWB.

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The Power of Athletes

– Jordan Osborne (Defiance, OH)

When the University of Missouri’s football team boycotted all football and all activities involving the sport, the entire country paid attention to what was really going on. Since the beginning of the 2015-16 school years, the campus has experienced several racist incidents.

  • Picture courtesy of Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel’s twitter.

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Just Keep Swimming: Brittany Pease

– Kailin Regutti (Defiance, OH)

For many students, leaving behind a sport they love is difficult and painful. After years of doing something you love, retiring the jersey or throwing the towel in is not always an easy option. That is why joining a sports team at a D-III college is a great way for students to still participate in a sport they love.

D-III athletes can focus both on academics and still stay active by joining a team they have a passion for. Many students who attend Defiance College belong to the Jacket Nation Athletic community.

  • Senior Brittany Pease reflects on her swim career that was cut short at Defiance College.

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Social Work Majors Travel to Chicago

– Tori Johnston (Chicago, IL)

On Wednesday, November 4th a group of Social Work majors left for a two day trip to Chicago.  Professors Alesia Yakos-Brown and Tess Homier-Sullivan lead the group of undergraduates to the windy city.  The trip consisted of visiting different agencies within the social work community as well as touring some of the different sights.

  • Defiance College Social Work majors traveled to Chicago to visit different agencies in the social work profession.

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Perspective From a Non-Athlete

– Ben Manyard (Defiance, OH)

Being a non-athlete at a campus with so many athletes is a very interesting experience.  Over the years I have observed many athletes throughout my time here and how they act towards the non-athletes like myself. Virtually all of the athletes I have interacted with were all great people and just as friendly as other Yellow Jacket.

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Defiance College Chamber Singers Hit The Road

– Jordan Osborne (Defiance, OH)

On Friday November 20th, the Defiance College Chamber Singers will embark on their Fall Tour in Nashville, Tennessee. The tour consists of 6 stops where the Chamber Singers will be at. The Singers will first stop at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Indianapolis, IN; then the singers will stop at Rhythm! Discovery Center in Indianapolis, IN; the singers will then attend a performance of the Big Fish at the University of Evansville in Evansville, IN; the singers will then perform at the service for St. Peter’s United Church of Christ in Evansville, IN; tour and record at the Historic RCA Studio B in Nashville, TN; and then the Chamber Singers will be making their final performance at the Urbana United Methodist Church in Urbana, OH.

  • Chamber Singers travel domestically to perform over Thanksgiving break.

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