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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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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