A new year meant a new system of government for the city of Hilliard

Michelle Crandall was sworn in as Hilliard’s first-ever city manager.     In 2018, Hilliard residents voted to approve Issue 33 which means they agreed to transition the City from a “Mayor-City Council” form of government to a “City Council-City Manager” form of government.    Councilman Les Carrier helped lead the support of this new government. After working to change zoning policies he

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“While I’m Away” Music Review

Hilliard’s music future is looking bright. Many alternative bands are forming and rocking out their head banging, hot wheel fast, songs that your grandma hates. Amongst these bands are the highly decorated “While I’m Away.” They formed in 2018 and went on to play at the Rock N’ Roll Hall Of Fame, made it to the Groove U band competition

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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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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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Just the Wind – A Fall Scary Story

Along the old Rail Trail in Hilliard, a chilly breeze combed through the sea of leaves on the ground. Golden brown speckles drifted down the path, and some made their way under the shoe of a girl. A satisfying crunch escaped from under her foot, and several more as she carelessly sought out more crisp leaves on the trail. A

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A Century long Rivalry

The football rivalry between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan dates back to 1918, when the schools started playing annually. These teams have had one of the most intense rivalries in college football history. It is said to have originated during the 1830’s when the two states were arguing over the Toledo strip of land. This controversial

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Cancel Culture is Getting Canceled

In America, the First Amendment protects your right to say what you want, no matter how controversial, as long as it’s not inducing panic or a call to violence.  Even though your protected by law, you have no protection from the court of public opinion.      So why is it that people are now losing their careers because they say something? 

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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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Drop-in Center in West Columbus

A non-profit organization is looking to open up a drop-in center for human trafficking victims and prostitutes in West Columbus. The group is trying to raise $150,000 to open this center at 1195 Sullivant Avenue.    Holly Zacharaiah, a Columbus Dispatch reporter, elaborated on the location of the drop-in center. “The location of Sanctuary Night is located in the heart of

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Mighty Mick’s Gym Preview

Mighty Mick’s Gym, located just three minutes from Darby, continues to grow and thrive thanks to the “Everybody In” mentality.   Starting from humble beginnings, in 2014 former Darby teacher and owner of Mighty Mick’s Gym, Dave Eagle, has created a unique gym experience. Offering a cross-fit style training regiment, Mighty Mick’s is good for any fitness level.   “I think it’s

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Halloween DIY

This October get your spooky on with this Halloween witch potion bottle decoration.. This is a simple, cost effective DIY mostly using things laying around the house. These witch potion bottles will make your house look like you are a 21st century chic witch.  Materials Glass bottles Paper Glue Scissors Black paint Step One:    Start by getting old glass bottles

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November 5th will decide new leadership for our school district’s future

On November 5th, while Hilliard City School students are out of school, voters will be hitting the polls to decide new leadership for Hilliard’s Board of Education. The Hilliard Board of Education is comprised of five members who help develop policies, listen to parent and student concerns, and continuously improve the quality of education in Hilliard. This upcoming election, five

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