Some of us here at DHS envy other nearby towns because while they had the day off (and in some cases, several days), we only got dealt a meager 90 minute delay for this October snowstorm. However, we had something they didn't: Halloween on the 31st as usual. Read on to see how many Connecticut towns are actually rescheduling the spookiest night of the year.
This year's fall drama is going to be bloodier than ever before. As the cast of Dracula gets ready to perform this spectacle, read more to find out about this year's new director, Mr. Morrow and his vision for the show, as well as plans for the set in conjunction with the Art Department, and the effects and costumes that will make this show a completely thrilling and unexpected experience.
DHS's own monster creations are once again being displayed in the halls, and are scarier than ever this year. Neirad takes an inside look at the featured artists, the inspiration behinds the monsters, and what makes the gallery so successful year after year.
Neirad Enilno is Darien High School's student-run newspaper. This website is updated monthly with news, articles, profiles, and reviews written by students. We invite all members of the DHS community to submit articles on any topic, in any format, at any time. To submit an article or to propose an idea for an article please contact the Neirad faculty advisors: Sybil O'Hare and Sean Otterspoor
Many new clubs are constantly trying to get started: how to make money, how to get a following, how to make a difference. However, one club has overcome these struggles and is already beginning to make a difference. Read about the newest club Best Buddies and their success story.
A question that is heard too frequently among Darien High School students: "What are we going to do tonight?" The solution: why not check out the local student entertainment around Darien and Norwalk?
Although many students are unaware, DHS' National Honor Society offers free tutoring every week in both Math/Science and Writing. Maybe next time you need some extra help, tap into these volunteer tutors.
Senior Isabel Duncan's new mural on the second floor allows students to peer into a new, remote land. Inspired by the ideas of a children's storybook, her mural will feature exotic animals and bring an exciting mood to the DHS hallways.
By Kylie Maier- November '11
Ten years ago, eleven Darien High School students and two teachers boarded a plane to head off to Shanghai China. These Darien representatives were a few of the first student American diplomats in China. Now, a decade later, the China Exchange program continues to fill in the gap between the culture of China and America.
By Chris Janson- November '11
Halloween came early to one Darien neighborhood this fall. On Wednesday, October 5th, residents of Patricia Lane, Thomasina Lane, and DuBois Street staged a full-on mock Halloween celebration for the town's visiting Chinese Exchange students.
By Caitlin Keady- November '11
After all the candy is either eaten or stowed away, there's still Thanksgiving to look forward to. Nine DHS students share their favorite things to do on this cozy holiday full of parades, food, and family.
By Ryan Barthold- November '11
The wave has crashed over all opponents so far, but can the Blue Wave really hold up against teams like New Canaan in upcoming matchups like the Turkey Bowl? Or will the pressure slowly collapse the Wave moments before their biggest game?
Blue Wave Field Hockey is and will remain a dynasty. The literal definition of a dynasty is "a sequence of rulers from the same family." The word dynasty is not just an accurate description of the program but perhaps a clue into why the program is so successful.
During the school year many students here at DHS will choose to participate in a sport where one’s weight, or more oftentimes diet, is essential to winning a meet or game. Some athletes can eat what they want whenever they want; other times players are on such a strict diet that they refrain from eating all together on game days.
Wave Boys Cross Country comes up with a 17-0 regular season record and a second place finish in the FCIAC championship. Read about one of the strongest team of runners this school has seen in decades.
Upon entering the library, one might overhear a variety of conversations, but chances are someone is complaining about a favorite site now inaccessible because of the new Internet filter. While this is nothing new, the cries have grown particularly raucous this year over what many view as indiscriminate and unnecessary Internet censorship.
Neirad is getting social....