DNL started off as a performance called “Zits” but when South High started to have the same thing, Dimond High had to improvise and name the show after the popular nighttime show Saturday Night Life. Dimond Night Live draws many people to its two shows a year, and has everybody from Freshman to teachers involved in the stage production. It is one of the many traditions that we have here at Dimond and is a good way for students to get involved with the school and just have fun by being part of something. Some students actually use this to help them practice acting while looking at it as a possible career choice. Junior Michael Aronwits said that “It gets me more stage time to keep improving, and a smaller audience than I am used to is fun to practice on”. Sophomore Steven Watson loves to be on stage and commented that he “wanted to be in a drama production, and didn’t want to be in any plays”, which is how many of the students feel as well. Many incoming Freshman don’t join because they are not aware of DNL but “freshman learn a lot about Dimond like the teachers and what they are known for, and it was a great way to meet new people” Steven said. DNL has its troubles like any production but fighting for parts doesn’t seem to be one of them as junior Cierra Carrigan mentioned, “People don’t fight over parts, people know their place and there are enough people that don’t want large parts but enough as well that step up to fill the big roles”. “One conflict that does happen is with track for me, DNL is kind of like doing another sport and is a big time commitment” said junior Holly Andrus who has been in DNL since her freshman year. Mrs Smith, one of the teachers involved did say though that “we understand that students are busy, they are committed however much they want to be committed”. Overall what Dimond wants to see is as many kids involved in things as possible and this is just one of the many opportunities there are to have fun and perform with your peers. The meetings for starting to write scripts start next month where students meet in a classroom and just begin to brainstorm. Mrs Smith said that “there has been skits that everyone has hated, and one year the smoke alarms would keep going off because of the fog machine, but regularly it is a smooth running show that students enjoy and spectators love”.