Review and Preview: January/Feburary

January

The turn of a new year was a relief for many who were tired of 2016. A discussion on whether 2016 was as bad as so many people thought can be read here, and an overall summary of 2016, along with a preview of 2017, is here.

On the political side of January, the nightly news had a lot to cover also in the first month of the new year. The 16th was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and an opinion piece comparing  his similarity to today’s social movements is here. On the 20th, America said hello to a new president, and goodbye to student’s childhood president Barack Obama. The effects Obama had on America during his presidency can be read here.

There was also a Columbus Woman’s March, held a week before the march in Washington. Many Darby students, teachers, and alumni, were seen marching to the capital building.

Participants march through the streets of Columbus. Photo taken by Kiera Toliver.

Information on the Columbus march and the movement in general can be seen here. Ohio also found itself with many law changes, from traffic changes to puppy adoption rules, and an overview of these changes is here.

 

   Many Darby musicians participated in Solo and Ensemble, where the majority received a superior rating on the 25th. Band, orchestra, and choir were able to go and some of their reactions can be seen here

   A review of the basketball team’s student section, including the cheers, vibe, and overall positivity of the Darby vs Bradley girls game  can be enjoyed here.

  The theatre troupe presented their winter play, 12 Incompetent Jurors, on the 27th and 28th. The play was a parody of 12 Angry Men in which the fate of a cat burglar is decided.. It featured returners to the stage, like Seniors Matthew Connell and Sarah Krumpe, and a few newbies, like Junior Gabe Willemburg and Sophomore Michael Tromboli. Earlier in the month, the troupe hosted a theatre conference, and information about Senior and troupe actor vice president Christian Hill’s role in the all Ohio show can be seen here.

Actors take their final bows. Photo taken by Madeline Capka.

 

February

The short month of February starts of with a three-day-long Ohio Music Education Association choir convention in Cleveland,

  This month is filled with basketball games, with the first ones taking place on the third of the month. All teams will be going up against Dublin Jerome, with the boys’ teams playing away and the girls’ teams playing in Darby’s gym.

 The first intramural basketball games before the last two teams on the bracket face off, is on Saturday, February 4th at 9:00 am to 11:00 am.

  Darby’s own Jazz Ensemble will be performing their winter concert on the 9th at 7:00 pm, so be sure to come out and support the hardworking musicians!

  Also taking place on February 9th will be the Varsity and Junior Varsity wrestling match at Dublin Jerome High School.

  The Varsity swim team will be competing in Sectionals on the 11th at the Columbus School for Girls. Good luck to all swimmers!

  The day after the swim team competes, the Varsity competition cheer team will be participating in the Winter Open Nationals at the Columbus Convention Center. The top teams of the event will win trophies, along with a medal and banner.

  The Senior class cabinet is hosting a Valentine’s Day dinner open to everyone at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Monday, February 13th in the commons.

    February 14th is Valentine’s day so use this day to celebrate your sweetheart! Also, don’t forget to head out and buy some discounted candy on the 15th.

   On February 15th there will be a screening of the documentary, Screenagers, followed by a discussion that is open to both students and their parents. The film focuses on teenagers and technology use and will be shown at 7:00 pm in Darby’s Performing Arts Center.

Thanks to a teacher conference day on the 17th and President’s Day on the 20th, there will be a four day weekend for all students.

  On February 24th, the coed Varsity Swimming team will compete in States at Canton McKinley High School.

  On the last day of February, the 28th, the band will be performing in their annual winter concert at 9:00 pm.

 

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