Intramural Basketball Preview: Everything you need to know

Last season, the annual Darby Intramural Basketball Tournament ended in an upset. Two time defending champion BAM fell to up and comer YermTeam, in perhaps the biggest upset in tournament history.     The Darby Intramural Basketball League is basically a two month tournament where students can play on teams of their choice. Teams can have up to ten players and can

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The Alarming Truth about Anxiety

The United States population is made up of approximately 42 million adolescents. 9% of which have been clinically diagnosed with some sort of anxiety. That would mean over three million teenagers experience anxiety every day. This is a critical and relevant topic in today’s society and makes many professionals speculate the cause. School psychologist, Alex Beekman, explained the cause depends

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The Best Friend of Nearly Every Darby Student

Caffeine is one of the most commonly consumed substances among the general public, mostly among adults. But in the latest generations, it’s now more common among teenagers and college students getting through school.    In the month of September of 2019, a survey was conducted at Hilliard Darby High School to see the scale of how common caffeine consumption was. A

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If Kickstarter, Ted Talks, and Shark Tank had a baby that grew up in Columbus it would look like this event.

Have you ever had an idea but ran into challenges getting started? Or don’t know how to get funding?     If so keep reading.    Two years ago: what started as just as a dream to fund student’s ideas to better Columbus with hard work has become a reality with an event hosted locally in Hilliard called the O2 conference.     The O2

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Music Review: Harry Styles releases second solo album

Former One Direction member, Harry Styles, has released his second solo album. On Friday, December 13th, the remaining nine tracks that had not been released as singles were released to complete his record, titled, Fine Line.    Styles’ first solo album, Harry Styles, was released on May 12th, 2017. It had an incredible reception, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Charts,

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Effectiveness of vape detectors since installation

In September, the Hilliard City School District announced that it would be installing vape detectors in its three high schools. This month, I set out to evaluate the effectiveness of these detectors since their installation via reaching out to various sources in the district. I was able to receive separate responses from Jon Gleason, the Student Resource Officer at Darby,

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Starbucks’ New Menu Marks the Beginning of the Holiday Season

Starbucks began the worldwide holiday season earlier this month with the release of their seasonal menu.     The returning drinks highlight all the wonderful flavors of this time of year, and are packaged in four new decorated cups. The holiday cups have been a Starbucks staple since 1997 (though the first electronic design files were destroyed in an earthquake and therefore

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Seven Darby athletes sign their National Letter of Intent

Seven athletes who signed (From Left to Right: Lily Garnett-Brown, Kristian Amaro, Nick Cecil. Olivia Zawadzki, Nicole Logan, Adam Ansel, Noah Platfoot) Photo from @HDarbyAthletics Three times a year, there are National Signing Days where senior student-athletes sign their National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Wednesday, November 13th was the first of this

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The Honest History of Thanksgiving

Most children in America were taught an incomplete account of the history of the Thanksgiving tradition. They were told the story of the “first” Thanksgiving, which consisted of happy pilgrims and Native Americans gathered together enjoying a large feast. The truth is, this story is missing a large amount of important information. Today, many people continue to believe this false

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