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Neirad Enilno is a student-run online publication of Darien High School’s Neirad newspaper.

This online edition features news articles, profiles, and reviews written by students. Here you will find exclusive articles that were not seen in the Neirad print edition. Because Neirad Enilno is not constrained by size limitations we invite all Darien High School students to submit articles on any topic, in any format be it print, audio or video, at any time.


To submit articles contact Neirad Enilno by emailing the faculty advisors.


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Hadley Green
Spencer Matson
Kelsey Ott



Neirad Advisors:
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Sybil O'Hare
Sean Otterspoor



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Top Movies to Watch on Valentine's Day
By Amy Sanborn - 02/09


On Valentine’s Day while searching for a romantic film to watch, alone or with your significant other, your mind may draw a blank of the list of classic love stories. Here is that list that you are searching for, a list of love stories throughout the years fit for students at DHS. So pick a film, sit back with a box of chocolates and enjoy.


Ms. Currier: teacher, artist, traveler, and good samaritan
By Katherine Minion - 02/09


Some of you may not know Ms. Currier, as she is tucked away in the F building along with many other art teachers, but for the students who do have Ms. Currier know what a unique teacher she is. Ms.Currier has a passion for art; she is able to have a good rapport with her students, but also has many other interests that you may not expect.



Perspectives on Insanity
By Chris Shaker- 02/09


In "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", author Ken Kesey has presented readers with a perspective on the world that many would never have previously envisioned. He shows readers many things about themselves through a miniature society that exists in a fictitious mental institution.


Reporter Mike McIntire Shows Neirad the Ropes
By Joseph Simonson - 02/09


Darien High School always seems to attract the best of the best, whether it’s our fine educators, top sports teams or famed journalists who kindly take time to visit our journalism classes.


Obama Nation
By Tally Thoren - 02/09


A crowd of nearly half a million people gathered around the Lincoln Memorial on Sunday January 19th in support of Barack Obama. Guest speakers included Tiger Woods, Tom Hanks, Jack Black, and President Obama. Guest performers included Shakira, Usher, Black Eyed Peas, James Taylor, and others.


Best Cars Under 35k
By Charles Spivey - 02/09


In these tough times many people may not have the spare cash to drive a brand new Ferrari off the showroom floor. But that doesn't mean you can't still have a hot car with all the great deals out there. As dealers try to unload their new models, Neirad takes a look at some great deals in automotive America.


Technolibrary: A Look at the New Library
By Alex McGuire - 02/09


Over the course of history, the Darien Public Library has often been a dreaded place in town for students. Nobody wanted to set foot in the dark, musty old Darien Library. However, this year, it will be hard for anybody to stay away from the new building.








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Ms. Wilkins Named JEA State Director
By Kim Michels - 02/09


Hold the presses! Read all about! Breaking News!...okay, okay so those may be a list of every journalistic clichéd phrase ever uttered, but Ms. Stacey Wilkins, as the Neirad advisor and Intro to Journalism teacher at Darien High school, should be used to them by now. Besides the phrases should rightly be used to describe Ms. Wilkins’ latest achievement. This year, (time for the breaking news part) Ms. Wilkins has been appointed the Connecticut State Director for the National Journalism Education Association.


A Junior's Ride
By Jake McCauley - 02/09


Neirad’s Jake McCauley gets the inside scoop on Junior Matt Macksamie’s VW R32.

Question: What made you interested in VWs, specifically the R32?
Answer: I have always had a ton of respect for the VW brand. I believe they have one of the best balances of performance and practicality, meaning that it is fast, but still useful to my lifestyle.


Which virtual wave will you ride?
By Christian Nielsen - 02/09


Lots of people have computers, and most of those people use them to surf the web. The question is what internet browser is best for using the internet? Safari, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox are four options available today, and all of them have recently come out with updates for their browsers, but which one is beyond compare?


Return of the Jedi
By Will Wygal - 02/09


Jedi Mind Tricks does it again with the reunion of Jus Allah with Vinnie Paz and DJ Stoupe in its latest release “History of Violence.” There is a lot to love about this new Jedi masterpiece. Vinnie and Stoupe hit hard with epic battles, flawless backtracks, and rugged stylings. Jus was there for Violent by Design and has returned to the Jedi to back Vinnie in History of Violence. Jedi Mind Tricks is pure hardcore hip-hop with intelligent politics embedded into lyrics and tracks alike.


The Fast and the Furious in Fairfield County

By Charles Spivey - 02/09


Driving through town around 10 p.m. you occasionally see the casual speeder, those doing 10-15 miles per hour over the speed limit, but usually not the street racers doing 100+ on city roads. Either way though, you will usually see someone committing an act that could easily cause an accident, and is putting themselves or others at risk.


Top 5 Valentine's Day Candies
By Amy Sanborn and Reece Pelley - 02/09


Every year, February 14th brings a joyous celebration of love in the form of hugs, kisses, flowers, and candy. Anyone can look forward to this winter day when sweet treats are being shared. The holiday's signature candy is a box of chocolate hearts or a bag of conversation hearts bearing the cutesy phrases "Be Mine" or "I heart U", but sugary snacks of all shapes and sizes are bought by the masses. Neirad Enilno asks readers, "What is your favorite Valentine's Day candy?".


Pet of the Month

By Reece Pelley - 02/09


If you are looking for a fun loving dog without a home, Westport Animal Control (303-341-5076) has the dog for you. Ben is a neutered male Staffordshire mix who is about 2 years old. Ben had been neglected from birth by his previous owner and poorly mistreated but is happy and eager to start over again.



The Random Life
By Mackenzie Cockerill - 02/09


One day, as I drove to school, I became aware of how horrible some Darien roads are, pothole-wise. Maybe it’s just my horrible early-morning vehicle maneuvering, but I seemed to have a particularly bumpy ride. The next morning, my drive to school was pleasantly smooth and I felt like I might have been in a car commercial. The Midnight Asphalt Gnomes are at it again!


Mr. Woelker and Shaman Inspire Dodgeball Club
By Taiki Miki - 02/09


Dodgeball has captivated millions of people across the world. Hearing the words dodgeball during PE brings delight to many adolescent souls. But for some, dodgeball is not just a game about hitting people with balls. For English teacher Mr. Eric Woelker, it’s about redemption and vengeance.



Fuel-Efficient Power, the Change Away From the V8
By Charles Spivey - 02/09


Back in the day, what we know now as sports cars were equipped with high-displacement fuel-drinking machines. All that has changed now as companies strive to improve their car’s performance while trying to save mother earth as well. Companies have put their focus towards efficiency of an engine, while trying to get the most power using the least amount of gas.


Jon nee's crib
By Christian Nielsen - 02/09


Last month, DHS Cribs showcased the snow twins and how they shared their space. This month, sophomore Jon Nee shows us his game-pad, equipped with everything to achieve a technological bliss.




NeiradNeirad Print for February


  • DHS’ Ungrateful by Jose Corte-Real
  • “Genre”-lization by Meg McIntire
  • The Names Program Makes Its Way Back to DHS by Jenny Larg
  • Affordable Housing, Rich with Debate by Lisa Randall and Joe Simonson
  • Library Crackdown by Meg Murphy
  • Hallway Hurdles by Connor McCarthy
  • DHS’ Dancing Queen by Andi Cara
  • Celebrity Lookalikes by Amy SanbornA
  • History Lesson on Love by Kimberly Michels
  • Dewey Book Review by Meg McIntire
  • Mysteries of the Bearded Man Revealed by Chris Shaker
  • Alternatives to Athletics by Jordan Cappielo
  • Moderation of Motivation by Laura Durham
  • From Basketball to Business By Lizzie Kirst











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