2018 NHL Playoff Preview

Beginning on April 11th, sixteen of the top teams in the National Hockey League will compete in the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs, trying to win the coveted Stanley Cup Trophy. The NHL playoffs are similar to the NBA and MLB playoffs, in that teams play a best of seven games series to determine who advances to the next round. The

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Movie Review: Love, Simon

As one of the first young adult movies that focuses on teens coming to terms with their sexuality, Love, Simon is Simon Spier’s coming of age story as he attempts to keep his sexuality a secret throughout the film.   Nick Robinson portrayed Simon, with Jennifer Garner and Josh Duhamel playing the roles of Simon’s mother and father. Also joining the

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The Olympic Athletes from Russia win the gold for Men’s Hockey

With the 2018 Olympics ending, athletes have been awarded their medals, including the twelve Men’s Hockey teammates who competed in Pyeongchang.     On Saturday, February 24th, Germany and the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) competed in the Gold Medal game for Men’s Hockey.   The OAR was the favorite to win, led by two decorated and respected former NHL Players, Paval Datsyuk

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Darby celebrates the Senior Boys Basketball Players and Cheerleaders

On February 2nd, the Darby Boys Basketball program celebrated their senior’s final season in the program. Before the game, against the Dublin Jerome Celtics, three senior cheerleaders and six boys basketball seniors were escorted across the gym by their family.    Meade Akers, Paige Bergefurd, and Kayla Hornish were celebrated for their final season of Darby Cheer, while the senior

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What to expect at the 2018 Winter Olympics

As February quickly approaches, athletes and viewers are preparing for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Hosted in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this year’s Olympics will include 2,800 athletes from 85 different countries, who will compete from February 9th to February 25th.    According to teamusa.org, 97 out of the potential 240 U.S. athletes have already qualified for this year’s Olympics. All but one of the fifteen

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Old vs. new holiday music

25 days out of every year are designated for holiday music. Whether it be on the radio, at stores, or from the top of your friend’s lungs, there is no avoiding the melodies and lyrics that celebrate the holiday season.   Like any style of music, there are always different opinions when it comes to holiday    music. The biggest debate

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Follow-up to “Football rules the mind of the school”

Read the original story here. Members of the Darby community, myself included, noticed a positive change in school recognition and promotion. Since that article was published the PA announcements have included specific events such as band competitions, volleyball matches, soccer games, and theatre performances.    Assistant Principal Chad Schulte expressed that despite the students’ perception, it is not the intention of

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Pie Pops, a fun alternative to the classic Thanksgiving dessert

It’s that time of year again, when everyone’s family comes together and gives thanks over a delicious meal of turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and everyone’s favorite part: pie. Whether it be homemade pumpkin pie or a store-bought chocolate cream pie lots of families enjoy some form of this sweet treat.   This year, to avoid the pain trying to get everyone

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Football rules the mind of the school

When asked in what ways Darby High School promotes school events students responded with the following: tailgates, themed student sections, end of the day loudspeaker announcements, away game busses, teacher recognition nights, pep rallies, administrative attendance, marching the halls etc. It doesn’t take long to spot the pattern here: football.    Although Football Friday Nights are a staple in American

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A night of victories at the Homecoming Football game

Like any other football Friday night, the stadium was filled with people there to support Darby’s football team, cheerleaders, and marching band. What made this Friday different from any other was the yearly pregame tradition of announcing the Homecoming Queen and King, as well as honoring the other members of the homecoming court.   Representing the Freshmen, Sophomore and Junior classes

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