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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Trevor Baily’s Fight for Recovery

By Kevin Dillinger

Sometimes in the blink of an eye life can change forever. This happened to Defiance highschooler Trevor Bailey on August 29th 2012 when the perfectly healthy sixteen year old had a sudden onset of type 1 diabetes.  The sudden onset sent Trevor into a diabetic coma due to his brain swelling. While doctors were able to save Trevor’s life, the boy suffered significant brain damage. As days passed, Trevor slowly improved and today Trevor is at home and going to school while doing therapy every day.

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Looking Back: The Fires at Defiance College

By Kevin Dillinger

With the fire at McReynolds Hall still hot in the news it seems fit to remember the fires that Defiance College has endured in the past. While the fire in McReynolds Hall is being ruled as arson is a cause for concern, it is important to remember that the fire was relatively minor and confined to the stairwell. The same is not true for many of the fires in the past. Defiance College has had fires in nearly every one of its buildings, including all of its older buildings; the only building that has not been engulfed with flames is Tenser Hall.

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Study Tips For Finals


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Like it or not dreaded finals are here.  Many students this week here at Defiance College are preparing for the start of finals week which can be stressful. Here are some quick study tips to make it not so stressful.

If you have any good study tips make sure to leave a comment so others can benefit from what works for you!

 Study in Groups              

As attempting it is to study with your friends it might make more sense to study with other students from your class.  When studying with friends it can be too tempting to gossip instead of studying. Then the next thing you know you will be taking an exam you are not ready for.

Study in Chunks

Plan your study time in chunks.  Don’t cram.  Plan to study anywhere from 20 to 50 minutes for each session.  After each study session is complete take a break from 10 to 20 minutes before starting another study session.  This will help keep the material fresh and keep you on track with studying.

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