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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.


Web Editors-In-Chief:
Hadley Green
Spencer Matson
Kelsey Ott



Neirad Advisors:
Stacey Wilkins
Sybil O'Hare
Sean Otterspoor



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Do You Know Mrs. Pat Buchanan?
By Marcus D'Iorio - 05/09


The high school has many teachers that you might not know. Mrs. Pat Buchanan is the Literacy/Reading Coordinator and teacher of Reading and Study Skills. Mrs. Buchanan has been teaching here for 27 years. Mrs. Buchanan started teaching psychology and later moved over to Literacy/Reading Department. If you have Mrs. Buchanan for Reading and Study Skills you may not of ever know these fun facts about her.


Moon Pool Mystery
By Julia Lang and Kimberly Michels- 05/09


The Moon Pool has beckoned DHS students for decades. The gigantic lagoon-like water body has been a popular late night destination for teens for more than 40 years. Neirad investigated the mystery behind the Moon Pool. We spoke exclusively with the owner about annoying teenager trespassers.


*Adapted from Neirad Print*



Cribs: Critellis
By Claire Dickson- 05/09


Spring is a time for fresh beginnings. Flowers bloom, yards are green and people start to think about spring cleaning. It is thus appropriate for this month that DHS Cribs made a visit to Shields Road to check out James and Katherine Critelli's new digs where they have a fresh start in their newly renovated home. After living in a rented house for one year, the Darien High School siblings are finally residing comfortably in their recently redone house. Neirad's Claire Dickson stopped by to check out the new space.



Top 5: Prom
By Jose Corte-Real - 05/09


It's that time of year. Prom is just around the corner. The Junior Senior Prom will be held on May 15 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. In anticipation of the big event, Neirad Enilno scoped out DHS students to find out how they asked their dates to Prom this year. Some are obnoxious while others went for the sweet romantic approach.






Hot in the Lot: "Purr-cilla's" Kitty Jeep
By Jorden Cappiello-05/09


Jeeps are commonly known as off-road machines, but for DHS senior, Priscilla Lee, her Jeep is a posh ride decked out with Hello Kitty gear! Her 1999 Jeep Cherokee has never actually been off-road, but Lee plans on trying it out one day. Lee has never really looked under the hood of her ride, and doesn’t have any plans to customize the wheels, but the inside of this Jeep is what’s truly spectacular.


Something to Pass the Time
Will Wygal - 05/09


Tired of doing fun things? Annoyed at how the gym teachers will not raise the basketball hoops during frees? Or perhaps, you feel like you want the new Lil’ Wayne rock album. Well there is a cure for all of this uncertainty, and that solution would be The Rule of Four by Ian Caldwell and Dustin Thomason.




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Chilling off the Stress
By Jose Corte-Real - 05/09


Life at Darien High School is filled with lots of stress. There are the long nights of homework to multi-hour sports practices and the constant pressure to succeed. Each person has his or her own way of dealing with it. Many cope through exercise, a Quake sesh, eating or anything that stimulates the body instead of going with a more relaxing approach.


All Hail Sealand!
By Reece Pelley - 05/09


Unknown to many off the coast of England lies one of the most powerful oceanic countries in the world: The Principality of Sealand. This tiny country is located on an old rundown World War II era barge in international waters off the coast of Northern England.


Murljacic Creates Cookie Monsters
By Lizzie Kirst - 05/09


Drama is something the teachers of the English department encounter everyday in their daily reading and teaching of classical literature. The drama one usually associates with this department would be more along the lines of complex relations between characters in novels or a complicated series of events like those experienced in “Romeo and Juliet” rather than examples of petty fights or gossip usually associated with the word.


Do You Know Neirad's Kimberly Michels?


Neirad co-editor Kimberly Michels recently earned the distinction of Best Connecticut High School Journalist. Kimberly represented the state of Connecticut in the national contest held by the Journalism Education Association. But there is much more to our esteemed editor than all things Neirad. Learn all about her!



Spoons Leaves Family in Chaos and Near Ruin

By Connor McCarthy - 05/09


Over the break, I spent time with my extended family at a twelve bedroom house located in Nag’s Head, North Carolina. This three story house included an elevator, a beach front view, and a pool full of beer cans, pollen, and a dead something – possibly identified as a cat. Moving on – there also happened to be a pool table, hot tub, Wii gaming console, and numerous food items that could be consumed on an hourly basis.


Students Catch Rocking Staff Infection

By Patrick Smith - 05/09


Darien High School band Staff Infection made its live debut at The Depot. Made up exclusively of Darien High School staff members, the band played for a solid hour to a crowd made up of both students and faculty members last month. Although seeing teachers out of school was awkward at first, students soon let loose and allowed the music to take over as they danced through the night.


Pet of the Month

By Kelsey Ott - 05/09


Loretta is a petite American Staffordshire terrier mix of approximately 6 years of age. She is truly an angel with fur. She doesn't know the meaning of the word stranger and greets all with a wagging tail, smile, double-jointed wiggle and a happy heart. She is completely housebroken and walks very well on a leash.



A Movie You Might Want to Get to "Know" About
By Christian Nielsen - 05/09


The world is about to end and all you have for evidence is a list of numbers: just the same as those in your Calculus textbook. The world thinks your crazy and only your son believes you. So what do you do? This is just what Nicolas Cage was fated against in the new movie, “Knowing,” a sci-fi thriller from director Alex Proyas. Stars include Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, an actor many cinema fans are familiar with from his previous roles in movies like “National Treasure,” and “Leaving Las Vegas,” to name a few.


Blast from the Past

Neirad from May 9, 1978


As May finally rolls in, students are flooded with thoughts about prom, AP tests, and summer plans. But what were students thinking about in May 31 years ago? The Neirad issue from May 9, 1978 highlights student volunteer firemen, new schedule changes for the next school year, too much socializing in the library, senior pranks, and more. Live in the past with the May 1978 Neirad.





Nierad May 2009

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