Review and Preview: October/November


Spooky times, somber sports games, and introspective thought marked October for Hilliard Darby. October is also the National Breast Cancer month, and many students and clubs at Darby raised money to support the cause.

The month started on a somber note, when 59 people were killed and over 500 injured in a mass shooting in Las Vegas. For more information on the gun control situation and the sunday night concert, read this. The topic of the extreme focus the darby administration and country have on football was prominent on everyone’s mind this month as well. Stories on each topic, darby administration, and football kneeling, are available. Clubs have started up in Darby after the summer break, including spikeball, Ping Pong, Key club, and Younglife.

Orchestra had their annual concert and spaghetti dinner on the 8th at Heritage middle school. The dinner and a show featured fall themed tunes and are always a big hit.

Saturday, October 7th was the Darby Dash, an annual cross-country event held here on Darby grounds. The thoughts of those running their Darby Dash for the final time can be seen here. Later that day at the stadium was The Hilliard Band Invitational. The event gathers all three Hilliard marching bands, and was a success for the Darby Marching band and color guard.

Columbus Day, or Indigenous Peoples Day, on October 9th, is still questioned on its validity.

There was no school on October 20th, which left many students in appreciation, but also in wonder of the cause. For more information on that day, and no school days coming up, check this out.

As fall sports season winds down, senior nights were scattered around the month. October 5th was the final night for girls volleyball, boy’s soccer on the 10th, and football and marching band’s occurred on the 20th.

The 25th was the annual Powderpuff game and a review of the gamces can be seen here.

Halloween, the biggest day of October in many people’s eyes, and the spookiest of days, is filled with candy, scary movies, half-hearted costumes, and commercial and homemade pumpkin spiced foods.

Written by Olivia Deslandes


On the first day of November, the euchre and self defense intramurals will be meeting for the first time after school at 2:45 pm. Euchre will be in the commons, while self defense will be in the media center.

Darby Theatre will be putting on a production of “Jabberwock” in the Performing Arts Center at 7:00pm on both the third and fourth. Come out and support all the hard work theatre has put into this play.

On these same days, beginning at 9:00 am, Marching Band will begin competing in the OMEA state finals. Good luck to the band who has had an undefeated season.

The Cross Country State Championships will be held at the National Trail Raceway in Licking County. Darby’s own Varsity team is competing, and everyone wishes them the best.

November 7th is election day and Hilliard will have the whole day off of school. If you will be 18 by this date you can register to vote here, or stop by Mrs. Messick’s room for a form.

The basketball season starts on the 13th with the JV girls playing at Watkins Memorial High School, and the Varsity and Freshman boys will be at Olentangy High School. All games start at 6:00 pm.

All Sophomores visit Tolles on November 20th to learn more about the classes and opportunities offered there.

On the day before Thanksgiving break, Darby will be hosting the annual talent show, which will start at 8:00 am and last around two hours.

The entire district has the 22nd through the 24th off for Thanksgiving, which is on Thursday the 23rd, with Black Friday being the day after. Be sure to enjoy the time off!

Written by Madeline Capka

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