Neirad is the team that brings DHS all the latest news, sports and features. The journalists on the staff have often dedicated all four years of their high school career to the paper. We decided to take our readers behind the scenes the month to show how a person becomes involved with the journalism program. Who knows? Maybe you will even decide to join us.
Since the beginning of time, one piece of apparel has been as important to many seniors as the title of "senior" itself: the senior backpack. Neirad went out and found some of the top backpacks this year, certainly adding some flair to the hallways of DHS.
The art of karate is an age-old craft that requires skill, athleticism, and mental power. Darien Martial Arts has been known to groom kids into their full potential as karate experts, but how will they move on after a group of seniors just graduated?
The library is rolling with some big changes. Some new staff members and new furniture. Students are happy to welcome the staffers but not the stationary chairs, which brought the rolly era to an end. Taiki Miki reports.
For many, senior year means college on the horizon, enjoying the last few months of high school, and ditching the bus to drive their own cars to school. However, not every senior is fortunate enough to possess a license, let alone their own car. Read about some of the struggles that many uppe classmen face on a daily basis.
The Neirad Enlino team took to the field to see how Field Day shaped up this year. They canvassed different grades and received often widely divergent responses.
The school is starting to gear up for the 10-year accreditation process that is known as NEASC. Darien High will be evaluated in 2012. For this month’s ‘Blast from the Past” we decided to take a look back at the NEASC process that took place 30 years ago.
One of the most exciting weeks of the DHS school year is Homecoming week, where students are full of school spirit in the wackiest of outfits. From the spirit days, to the pep rally, to the Saturday football game, DHS is hopping with enthusiasm. Neirad caught up with our student body to see what their favorite parts of this week are.
With a boatload of talent, there's no doubt the girl's swimming and diving teams are capable for a big run this season. But a move up to Class L won't make things any easier. Do these teams have what it takes to meet their goals?
It’s no secret that the cafeteria is very intimidating. Everyone knows that every grade has their certain section to sit in. Neirad investigated more about why these sections are there, if the cafeteria was designed this way, and how students feel about it.
In the beginning of every year, club leaders pass out fliers to spread the word for their clubs. From Theatre 308 to Quidditch, DHS offers every club in the book, yet specific organizations created by students are becoming less and less popular, while some clubs are completely vanishing from the school’s agenda.
The fact that the days of driving a manual transmission are over does not sit well with one disgruntled senior. Find out why Frank Lombardi is ticked off that clutch diving is now a thing of the past.
This year, the DHS parking has been graced with the presence of the “Batmobile.” Olivia Taylor’s decked-out green Volvo S40, with its high safety rating and virtually bulletproof body, is plastered with the signature bat symbol and ready to save the day.
How about a Halloween treat that doesn’t involve a sugar high? Two adorable little pups are ready to give a lucky person a treat – their presence in a new home. PAWS has two great dogs waiting at the Norwalk pound.
It’s always hard to move to a new school. There are new kids and teachers. However, for Margot Sweeney she moved to a whole new life. She left her home on the Island of St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands this summer and moved here to cold and snowy Darien, Conn. Neirad reported Annabel Schneider sat down with her and found out the life of a true Caribbean local.
Every morning Dana Howe is put into an optimistic mood when she sees the bright green walls of her room. Inspirational quotes fill her giant bulletin board with positivity. The colorful poster and pictures which decorate her crib create a vibrant atmosphere. Come take a look at Dana’s bright room.
Who says Halloween is just for kids? Students are just as excited about scoring a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or a bag of Sour Patch. (candy buyers - please no Mary Janes or Circus Peanuts!) We decided to check out what sweets are topping their Halloween trick-or-treat-lists.
Neirad Enilno is Darien High School’s student-run newspaper. This website is updated monthly with news, articles, profiles, and reviews written by students. Because Neirad Enilno is not constrained by size limitations we invite all members of the Darien High School community to submit articles on any topic, in any format be it print, audio or video, at any time. To submit an article or to propose an idea for an article please contact the Neirad faculty advisors Stacey Wilkins, Sybil O’Hare or Sean Otterspoor.
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