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Darlington School's Online Student News Source

Darlingtonian

Darlington School's Online Student News Source

Darlingtonian

Darlington School's Online Student News Source

Darlingtonian

Abby Sklar

Abby Sklar, Editor-in-Chief

Abby Sklar is a senior in her 12th year at Darlington. She will serve as Editor-in-Chief of the Darlingtonian this year and has been a part of Student Publications for three years. She is involved with the Global Studies Program, the Young Democrats Club and Advancement Ambassadors. In her free time, you will find her reading or watching Netflix.

All content by Abby Sklar
The College Process

The College Process

May 1, 2018

As the year winds to a close, many seniors have been making college decisions and reflecting on their experience with the college process.   Starting midway through their high school experience,...

American Made Review

April 12, 2018

missions to Central America during the Cold War. Seal soon finds himself overseeing one of the biggest CIA covert operations in history. During his time flying to Central America, Seal becomes involved...

The Disaster Artist Review

April 11, 2018

The Disaster Artist is the story of Tommy Wiseau, a wannabe filmmaker, and his best friend, Greg Sestero. After much struggling to break into the acting business in San Francisco, Wiseau and Sestero move...

Molly’s Game Review

April 9, 2018

Molly’s Game is the true story of Molly Bloom, a once Olympic-class skier, who ran the world’s most exclusive high stakes poker game before being arrested. After her Olympic dreams were dashed, Bloom...

Call Me by Your Name Review

April 4, 2018

Call Me by Your Name tells the story 17-year-old Elio, who lives in a small Italian village. Every summer, a doctoral student comes to live with he and his family to intern for Elio’s father. Throughout...

Shape of Water Review

April 3, 2018

Shape of Water is the story of Elisa, a mute woman, falling in love with a scaled creature who is being housed in a high security lab where she works as a cleaning lady. Upon meeting the creature, Elisa’s...

Red Sparrow Review

March 16, 2018

Red Sparrow is the story of a former Russian ballerina, Dominika Egorova, who has been turned into a spy for the Russian government after being blackmailed by her uncle who works in the Russian government....

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Philip Woford ’18

March 12, 2018

Senior Philip Woford has had a unique experience at Darlington. Starting as a dorm student his freshman year, Woford will graduate as a day student who has been involved in many facets of Darlington from...

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Review

March 7, 2018

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri tells the story of a mother, Mildred Hayes, who has recently lost her daughter to a brutal abduction, rape and murder. After months of no arrests, she rents out...

Screen on the Green

Screen on the Green

March 6, 2018

Eight students from the Global Studies program showed documentaries that they made about important global issues at the first annual Screen on the Green event in Thatcher Commons.   Typically,...

Tips for the Course Fair

Tips for the Course Fair

March 6, 2018

Every year, picking your courses for the next year is extremely stressful. You will be stuck with the decisions you make for all of next year. Tuesday, March 6 marks this year’s course fair. Here are...

Pro of Mary Badham

March 2, 2018

Mary Badham’s speech was meant to highlight the relevance of To Kill a Mockingbird in today’s society. A goal which was accomplished well in spite of the unwarranted outrage her words sparked.   Many...

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Lilley Washburn ’18

March 1, 2018

Senior Lilley Washburn has grown a lot during her time at Darlington. Starting her journey as an athlete, Washburn is leaving having made a significant impact on her peers and the Darlington community...

15:17 to Paris Review

February 28, 2018

15:17 to Paris tells the true story of three men, Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos and Spencer Stone, who thwarted a terrorist attack on a train. The movie shows the three boys growing up together and displays...

12 Strong Review

February 15, 2018

12 Strong is the true story of the first US soldiers in Afghanistan after 9/11. Partnered with a warlord who is part of the Northern Alliance, Captain Mitch Nelson and his team work to take down the Taliban...

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Gabby Jones ’18

February 12, 2018

Throughout her time at Darlington, senior Gabby Jones has tried many different activities which has allowed her to find her passions in the classroom and in the theater.   At the beginning...

Soccer Academy Signings

Soccer Academy Signings

February 8, 2018

On Feb. 8, 17 seniors signed with many different colleges to play soccer next year. Here is a list of seniors and the schools they have signed with: Arttu Heinonen-Back to Finland to play for...

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RUMPUS Closing Ceremony

RUMPUS Closing Ceremony

February 5, 2018

The end of RUMPUS began when the Lip Sync judges left to deliberate the results. Brian Inman invited all of the seniors onto the floor to be recognized, then started the music as a celebration of the end...

Freshman Jayden Boswell carries a marble using two pencils for Cooper.

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February 5, 2018

Freshman Jayden Boswell carries a marble using two pencils for Cooper.

Regester rolls a pair of dice trying to get three sets of doubles.

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February 5, 2018

Regester rolls a pair of dice trying to get three sets of doubles.

Regester bounces ping pong balls into an ice cube tray.

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February 5, 2018

Regester bounces ping pong balls into an ice cube tray.

Junior Giulia Verzino does sudoku for Thornwood.

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February 5, 2018

Junior Giulia Verzino does sudoku for Thornwood.

Senior Ethan Willie throws a ping pong ball into cups for Neville.

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February 5, 2018

Senior Ethan Willie throws a ping pong ball into cups for Neville.

Senior Karl Swiger attempts to make a foul shot.

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February 5, 2018

Senior Karl Swiger attempts to make a foul shot.

Junior Jonathan Pieroni stacks cups for Moser.

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February 5, 2018

Junior Jonathan Pieroni stacks cups for Moser.

Senior David Hagler leads a marble using two pencils for Summerbell.

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February 5, 2018

Senior David Hagler leads a marble using two pencils for Summerbell.

Neville finds their way through a maze.

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February 5, 2018

Neville finds their way through a maze.

Ellison Brewster attempts to pick up a marble with two pencils for Thornwood.

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February 5, 2018

Ellison Brewster attempts to pick up a marble with two pencils for Thornwood.

Moser does a wall sit.

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February 5, 2018

Moser does a wall sit.

Cooper does a 30 second wall sit.

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February 5, 2018

Cooper does a 30 second wall sit.

Seniors Nicko Clarke and Fonso Rodriguez-Tubio do sudoku for Neville.

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February 5, 2018

Seniors Nicko Clarke and Fonso Rodriguez-Tubio do sudoku for Neville.

Junior Raechel Irby begins her cup pyramid for Regester.

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February 5, 2018

Junior Raechel Irby begins her cup pyramid for Regester.

Senior Caroline Cordell stacks cups in a pyramid for Thornwood.

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February 3, 2018

Senior Caroline Cordell stacks cups in a pyramid for Thornwood.

Senior Will Reed picks up a marble with two pencils for Neville.

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February 3, 2018

Senior Will Reed picks up a marble with two pencils for Neville.

Sophomore Augusta Wayt tries throwing a ping pong ball into a cup for Thornwood.

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February 3, 2018

Sophomore Augusta Wayt tries throwing a ping pong ball into a cup for Thornwood.

Senior Stacy Chen and junior Ashley Hankinson do sudoku for Cooper.

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February 3, 2018

Senior Stacy Chen and junior Ashley Hankinson do sudoku for Cooper.

Sophomore Andrew Ferderer stacks cups for Summerbell.

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February 3, 2018

Sophomore Andrew Ferderer stacks cups for Summerbell.

Senior Caroline Cordell runs into the Huffman to complete one of many activities.

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February 3, 2018

Senior Caroline Cordell runs into the Huffman to complete one of many activities.

Summerbell tosses ping pong balls into cups.

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February 3, 2018

Summerbell tosses ping pong balls into cups.

Runners take off from the track to begin Gauntlet.

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Runners take off from the track to begin Gauntlet.

The Darkest Hour Review

The Darkest Hour Review

January 25, 2018

The Darkest Hour is the story of Winston Churchill in his first days as Prime Minister as he decides the path Great Britain should follow. As he is thrust into power because of the failures of his predecessor,...

The Post Review

The Post Review

January 24, 2018

If you’re like me, when you first heard of The Post you were wondering the obvious question: How could a movie directed by Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep possibly be bad? And let...

RUMPUS 2018: Fear Factor

January 12, 2018

The 11th annual RUMPUS began with Fear Factor and Hunger Games, which consist of eating either something gross or a large quantity of regular food. Each person on...

Snow Day 2017

Snow Day 2017

December 8, 2017

  Friday morning found the Darlington campus covered in snow, but to many student’s dismay, at 8 a.m., class was still in session. While many students played in the snow, others were hoping...

First Semester Exam Schedule

First Semester Exam Schedule

December 6, 2017

After last year’s hectic exam week, many students and teachers saw that a change was needed, so the faculty worked together to create a new plan for this year’s exam schedule.   Many students...

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Ishani Desai ’18

December 1, 2017

Senior Ishani Desai has been involved in nearly every facet of the Darlington community. From the classroom to the dorms to the court, Desai has taken advantage of all Darlington has to offer.   While...

Daddy’s Home 2 Review

November 30, 2017

Daddy’s Home 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Daddy’s Home, which introduces us to father and stepfather Dusty and Brad. At the end of Daddy’s Home, Dusty and Brad have worked through their issues and...

Bad Moms Christmas Review

November 29, 2017

Bad Moms Christmas is the sequel to last year’s Bad Moms. It is the story of three moms, Amy, Kiki and Carla, who are overwhelmed trying to make the perfect Christmas for their kids. As if they were...

Wonder Review

November 28, 2017

Wonder is based on a book by the same name. It is the story of a boy, Auggie, who has a facial deformity that has kept him from going to school. We meet Auggie before he enters fifth grade and his first...

Home Again Movie Review

Home Again Movie Review

October 21, 2017

Home Again is the story of Alice who is newly separated from her husband and raising her two daughters by herself. She has moved across the country and is struggling with being a single parent. Then,...

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration

September 30, 2017

Every year from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month and all that Hispanic culture has contributed to America. This year, IMPACT worked to celebrate Hispanic culture with...

Tips for the College Fair

Tips for the College Fair

September 8, 2017

No matter if you are a freshman or a senior, the College Fair is overwhelming. There are so many colleges, many of which you’ve never heard of. Here is a list of things you can do to make this experience...

David Hagler (’18): Living in the Moment

August 28, 2017

Senior David Hagler has learned many valuable life lessons in his time at Darlington and hopes to continue learning new lessons throughout his senior year. Hagler has been at Darlington since he was...

Total Solar Eclipse

Total Solar Eclipse

August 21, 2017

On August 21, the first total solar eclipse since 1979 hit the US. The long anticipated eclipse was celebrated at Darlington when everyone got to leave class and watch it from the football field. "Everyone...

One Year Later: The New Schedule

One Year Later: The New Schedule

May 18, 2017

This school year, we adopted a new schedule. One year out, administrators are reflecting on the successes and failures of the schedule and how to work out the kinks. "I think we had a lot of successes...

Dar Reacts: New Student Body President

April 26, 2017

On April 25, the results of the 2017-2018 Student Body President Election were announced. In a closely contested race, junior David Hagler won 102 votes and Sam Tackeberry won 98 votes. Click here to...

DarProm 2017

DarProm 2017

April 25, 2017

On Saturday night, Darlington Students enjoyed a "Midnight in Paris" at the 2017 prom.

Student Body Presidential Election Runoff

Student Body Presidential Election Runoff

April 24, 2017

When the voting of the first round ended at 8 a.m. on April 24, no candidate had reached the required majority, so now, juniors David Hagler and Sam Tackeberry will compete in a runoff election to see...

Going Nuclear

Going Nuclear

April 6, 2017

On April 6, the Senate confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, began. For weeks, Gorsuch has been questioned by the Senate. However, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding...

Light the Lake 2017

April 3, 2017

March 31, 2017, marked the 9th annual Light the Lake, one of the school's favorite traditions defined by its fun activities, luminaries and balloon release. This year, Light the Lake was put on...

“Before I Fall” Movie Review

March 21, 2017

"Before I Fall" is the perfect mix of "Mean Girls" and "Groundhog's Day." It is based on a book of the same name by Lauren Oliver. It’s a story of a teenage girl Samantha who is forced to relive...

Review of Amélie on Broadway

Review of Amélie on Broadway

March 17, 2017

I went into Amélie expecting good things. It had many things in its favor. There was a lot of hype surrounding its opening and Tony nominated actress Phillipa Soo was its star. However, Amélie was a...

Books to Read over Spring Break

Books to Read over Spring Break

March 3, 2017

Spring Break is a time to relax, whether it be at home or on vacation. Here are a list of books that are perfect reads for break. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon Carla is allergic to the world...

Trumps First Address to Congress

Trump’s First Address to Congress

March 1, 2017

On Feb. 28, 2017, Donald Trump made his first address to a joint session of Congress. Many on both sides of the aisle were worried about what this speech would bring; however, Trump stayed on topic and...

Chandler Edge 17: Finding His Place

Chandler Edge ’17: Finding His Place

February 22, 2017

Senior Chandler Edge has found his place in high school, even if it took trying a few different activities to find it. "As I came into the high school and our grade expanded, we've matured a lot and...

Best Birthday Deals

Best Birthday Deals

February 13, 2017

Many places offer some sort of special birthday deal. Here are some places around Rome or online that offer birthday deals. Restaurants At Panera, you can get a free bakery...

Hidden Figures Review

Hidden Figures Review

February 9, 2017

Every year, several movies based on true stories come out and they all claim to be "inspiring" and oftentimes, they are. However, normally these movies are focused on the successes of one person and...

Thanks, Obama

Thanks, Obama

January 18, 2017

“Thanks, Obama” is a phrase that has been sarcastically repeated many times throughout the past eight years. Whenever anything, literally anything, goes wrong, we sarcastically thank our president....

RUMPUS 2017: Fear Factor

January 13, 2017

On day one of Rumpus 2017, Fear Factor was on the Chapel Lawn. Fear Factor consists of eating either something very gross or a whole lot of something. Each person on the team must complete...

Thornwood reveals their Rumpus theme Thornwood Football League.

[Photo] 2017 Rumpus Theme Reveal

January 9, 2017

Thornwood reveals their Rumpus theme Thornwood Football League.

Girls Cross Country with their Rome All-Area trophy.

Cross Country wins Rome All-Area Championships

October 17, 2016

On Oct. 16, both boys' and girls' cross country won the title of Rome All-Area Champions at Georgia Highlands. This is the first time the boys have won in several years; however, this is the fourth...

Hillary Clinton political cartoon

Let Them Eat Cake!

October 3, 2016

"No. We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices...Government has to make those choices for people."    - Hillary Clinton

Logic performing on Saturday at Music Midtown.

[Photo] MUSIC MIDTOWN 2016

September 19, 2016

Logic performing on Saturday at Music Midtown.

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