Are You Ready For Finals?

-Zach Bires

(Defiance, OH). Hey DC! Are you guys ready for finals? Well, like it or not, it is that time of the year once again!

As seasoned college students, we have all been through the finals before, but it does not hurt to reiterate some main points on how to make these finals successful ones!

  • Finals. Like 'em or hate 'em, they're here to stay.
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Yellow Jackets Swarm The Big Apple

-Nathan Height

(New York, NY) On the early morning of March 20th, a group of fifty-one students and five faculty members travelled to New York City to experience a weekend of museums, national landmarks and culture The City that Never Sleeps has to offer.

  • A view of the New York skyline from The Empire State Building.

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Artistic Immersion: DC on Broadway

-Phillip Balla

(Defiance, OH) There is arguably no higher peak of musical theater experience than Broadway in New York City. The magnificent theater, the multi-million dollar sets, and the brilliant world class performers all contribute towards a special experience that is able to transcend the mere sum of the play’s parts. On the latest New York trip Defiance College students had the extraordinary opportunity to go to Broadway. No, they didn’t merely get the opportunity to walk on the street and gawk at the magnificent marquees (although that certainly would have been worth it by itself), the students had the opportunity to actually attend the musical Les Miserables.

The Broadway set of Les Misérables courtesy of Maggie Buhrer.

The Broadway set of Les Misérables courtesy of Maggie Buhrer.

Times Square advertisements for various performances throughout New York courtesy of Cormack Lazarus.

Times Square advertisements for various performances throughout New York courtesy of Cormack Lazarus.

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Imagine Initiative London: The Spring Break Trip of a Lifetime

-Nicole Tank (London, England)

Big Ben Group 1This spring break, a time where most students head south to beaches and warmth, a group of fifteen Defiance College students and two faculty members headed overseas to London, England for the week.

This opportunity was a part of Defiance College’s Imagine Initiative, a program promising international travel to any DC student interested in exploring abroad.

Their week started with touring historic landmarks such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and The British Parliament. The group enjoyed seeing all the different types of architecture on the buildings, describing it as “breathtaking.”

The following day, the majority of the group went to Abbey Road and then traveled to the famous Kensington Palace. The group thought the best part about going to Abbey Road was their attempt of trying to reenact the famous picture of the Beetles, even though it took the group a few tries to get it right.

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2015 DC Baseball Preview

 

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(Defiance, OH) With spring right around the corner, the 2015 Defiance College Yellow Jackets are preparing for an upcoming season and looking to rebound after last year. Even though they finished 9-29 last year and being preseason ranked 9th in the conference, Coach Derek Woodley still has high hopes for this season.

Coach Woodley does not really look into the preseason ranking as much meaning. He thinks “It simply comes down to making plays, pitches, and scoring runs” states Coach.

Being led by 6 seniors, Woodley is looking for great leadership and along with production. These seniors have been to the tournament, and know what it takes to get back and have that urge to get back. Woodley has always believed, “You are only as good as your upperclassmen.”

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Softball Preview

-Zach Bires

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(Defiance, OH) The Defiance Softball team is looking to have a rebound year after a year that was not up to expectations. The Jackets are coming off a 7-26 year, and are predicted to finish 8th overall this upcoming year. Coach Jodie Holava is only looking at the pre-season rankings as a motivator, because they know they are a better program than the rankings indicate.

Despite the 14 new players added to the roster, Coach Holava still has high hopes for the season. The upperclassmen are going to have important roles not only on, but off the field. They are a huge aspect in helping the freshman figure things out like away trips, Florida, adversity, and even on field performance and what to expect.

Coach Holava’s main goal is to keep improving every year and if they can elevate their play, then they will be successful. Holava is looking at elevating the standards of the program and to keep moving forward.

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