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Six years ago, sophomore Amanda Sommi and her family took on a daunting challenge, and together they were able to create something that the entire neighborhood could enjoy. Neirad Enilno soared to greater heights to explore Amanda's spot in the sky.
Youth and assets – two words that are not necessarily synonymous. A group of Darien students is trying to change this perception for the better with their group called just that, Youth Assets. Seniors Abigail Sickinger and Katie Duker share their plans for the community-minded group.
On a field trip organized by Mr. Lewis, DHS juniors and seniors got to work side by side with orthopedic doctors and learned how to repair fractured arms. Find out more about this cool in-the-field lesson.
The Blue Wave wins state championships, but it is not always a meritocracy on the field. The coach used to have the ultimate say. Now athletic prowess does not always determine a lineup. Coaches have to deal with hovering parents who want their kids to have more playing time or, in the case of some sports, even get their unqualified child on the team. Find out why some coaches are calling timeout on over-involved parents.
Freddy Weber may not have the “ice cream paint job” or pricey modifications on his Jetta, but his ride is still looking hot in the lot. This senior does have big plans. He talked about the A-grade changes in the works with automotive editor Charles Spivey.
Perhaps the biggest fear newly enrolled college students have is their roommate assignment. Often unable to meet their roommate before school starts, students are often left wondering if their roommate is a closet vampire, a pirate fanatic, or simply nocturnal. Fortunately, Uroomsurf.com is changing the way roommates are assigned, easing anxieties all over the country.
Westhill High School and DHS gathered together to help aid Haiti and Chile in their times of struggle. Students from both schools participated in a concert where all proceeds went straight to relief efforts. DHS’s Tone was present as well as a few other high school bands. Connor McCarthy ventured to Stamford to check it out.
After four years here at DHS, and many more in the Darien Public Schools system, beloved janitor Rodney Brown has finally received a big break. Find out the details on the promotion of a lifetime for Rodney.
“Why can’t Johnny see the book?” The answer is alcohol. In 1984, Neirad reporter William Clements checked out the boozy underside of DHS. The shocking thing about it though is not how much they got drunk, but how daring they were with their drinking, apparently even getting drunk at school! Do students today here fit the drinking symptoms outlined?
The self-proclaimed “greatest doubles player to ever come through this school” is winding down his game. Senior Charlie Taylor talks about how bagels and Kudos bars are the secret to his success on the court.
Senior lacrosse co-captain Liz Calby will need to garner her trademark strong senior leadership after the team had an unexpected defeat to Wilton in the FCIACS semifinals. Now Calby must reinvigorate the girls for States. Neirad Enlino decided to find out more about this future Ivy League player.
Don't let the picture stop you from adopting a great dog. Axel, is a super-sweet Doberman mix who would be the perfect companion for summer road trips since he loves the car. Read more how you can save this great guy.
Order up! The small but renowned burger chain Five Guys has been praised around Fairfield County for its delicious all-American grub. Two lucky students took a look (and a taste) at the Westport location of this fast food hotspot.
Students are starting to savor thoughts of the unfilled hours soon to spread before them. One favorite pastime is watching all the cool shows that launch their seasons this month. Katherine Rissolo tells us what shows to check out.
Everybody remembers the fabled Spartans vs. Lord of the Rings courtyard fight last June. With the weather warming up, what will people to be doing in the courtyard for the few remaining days of school? Neirad talked to students to find out the best ways to have fun outside.
Students are not the only ones who need instruction. The newly formed Youth Assets organization is meeting with parents to give them advice how to work more effectively with their kids. Some students on this campus sounded off on the subject.
Junior Caroline Carmichael is getting an international academic experience of a lifetime. She is moving to China next month. She will attend a British International High School and learn to live amid Chinese culture. Shelby Penfield has this send-off story.
Adios! Au revoir! Buena suerte! Bonne chance! Regardless of the language, DHS is sad to say goodbye to retiring Spanish and French teacher Barbara Schmidt. Find out where she is heading after school ends.
Ever wonder how the relationships between girls laxers is so strong? Why are they always laughing? How are they so goofy in such a serious program? Take a look into junior Olivia Taylor’s life and see just how close they are, and how one person can tie an entire team together with laugher, love for the game, and just plain hard work.
The song will not remain the same for band teacher Carolyn Whinnem. She is taking a final bow this month. Mrs. Whinnem shares some of the highlights of her long career and plans for life outside the academic world.
Say goodbye to Ms Kasony a beloved math teacher who after 32 years of teaching at DHS is leaving. Come see what she has to say about her clothing and jewelry collection. Ms. Kasony is truly one of a kind.
Soon there will be something missing at the front desk. The DHS community is sad to see faculty member Chuck Ferguson go, but will remember his great contributions to the school. McKinley Stauffer talked to Chuck about his funniest memories being the attendance guru.
Junior Stockton McMullin may have made an unsuccessful run for Community Council president, but that is most likely the only unsuccessful run this track star has put down over the past year. Stockton’s leadership skills will not go unused. He is helping take the track team to new heights in the more competitive class L division.
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Last Modified 06/1/11