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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

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Dar Reacts: International Fair

March 20, 2017

The annual International Fair, where Upper School international students have the opportunity to share their native cultures, took place in the Johnson Field House on March 17. Students from each...

TEDx: How Our Tuition is Spent

February 28, 2017

Students and parents alike often wonder how tuition dollars are spent. Headmaster Brent Bell offers his insight into the process of maintaining a school like ours and the role tuition money plays in both...

Ian Kinney 17 spends a great deal of his time working in the Makerspace.

Ian Kinney ’17: Engineering His Future

February 27, 2017

Ian Kinney has been a part of the Darlington community for over 14 years and as a "Dar-Baby", he finds his transition from middle school to upper school has been formative and “In middle school, we...

DarReacts: Black History Month

February 21, 2017

February is Black History Month, so we decided to test our community's knowledge of popular African American figures.

Foolishness in the Growl Pt.2

Foolishness in the Growl Pt.2

February 15, 2017

The Growl was recently closed for the second time this year, and it has been threatened to be closed again. After an email from Dean of Student Life Mr. Evans several weeks ago, explaining why access...

La La Land: Believe the Hype

February 7, 2017

"La La Land" is not the best movie I've ever seen, but it is the best film I've seen in a while. Premiering on Dec. 9, 2016 from the creative perspective of Damien Chazelle, "La La Land" has taken...

RUMPUS 2017: Lip Sync

January 26, 2017

On the second day of Rumpus 2017, Lip Sync began at 7:30 p.m. in the Van Es Arena.  After weeks of practice, each house was given the opportunity to present one large and one small group performance...

Standing proud, Moser participants come together after their win.

RUMPUS 2017: Gauntlet

January 15, 2017

On the second day of Rumpus 2017, Gauntlet began at 3:30 p.m. in Chris Hunter Stadium.  Two teams of six students and one faculty member from each house completed 18 total tasks ranging from...

When in Rome

December 16, 2016

Life as a dorm student often lacks the excitement of boarding-school themed movies...unless you're a student here. Watch as Lisa Van Susteren makes Rome, a city with plenty to offer, her home alongside...

Underclassmen gather in the Growl to sing along to Sorry.

[Photo] Lip Dub | Justin Bieber- “Sorry”

November 15, 2016

Underclassmen gather in the Growl to sing along to "Sorry".

Dar Reacts: Presidential Election 2016

Dar Reacts: Presidential Election 2016

November 14, 2016

The 2016 Presidential Election has sparked conversation all around campus. Students have had mixed emotions about the results of the election, causing a lot of diversity of thought. “People...

TEDx: Why Your Vote Matters

November 7, 2016

Does one vote have the power to make a difference? According to Mr. Evans, the answer is: yes. On Wednesday, Nov. 4, the first TEDx Darlington School talk was given in the Cinema Room during club period....

Senior Retreat

October 20, 2016

For over a decade now, senior retreat has been seen as one of the most anticipated events of senior year. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, members of the Class of 2017 left campus at 6:30 p.m. and had the chance to...

Our cafeteria is in many ways the center of student life. Students stand crowded in the lunchroom.

Eat Between the Lines

September 26, 2016

With this year's schedule change, our time for lunch has been formally cut by 10 minutes. A decrease by 10 minutes seems harmless in theory, but students and adults aren't responding well to the...

Casino Day requires a certain sense of humor. Senior Emily Webster is all laughs as she appropriately held a joker playing card.

Casino Day in the Cove

September 8, 2016

On Wednesday, Sept. 7, the math department hosted its second "Casino Day" in the cove. All Upper School students were invited to participate between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. The chance-based games were set-up...

Walking the Talk

Walking the Talk

August 19, 2016

On June 1, 2016, Mario Lemafa and Sia Figiel began their walk across the country at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., as an homage to western Samoa's independence, which was won on the same...

Varsity Softball vs. Woodland

Varsity Softball vs. Woodland

August 17, 2016

The Lady Tiger softball team played Woodland High School on August 17 and won with an 8 point lead. Their next game will be held by Darlington at 5:30 on August 18 against Cartersville High School.

Varsity Softball vs. Woodland, 10-2

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Annakate Cagle 17 sits in one of her favorite coffee shops, Swift & Finch, and discusses her plans for the future.

Annakate Cagle ’17: Balancing it All

August 15, 2016

Senior Annakate Cagle is ready to face a new scheduling system, her heaviest academic workload to date, dorm leaderhsip, a part time job, and college admissions in her 15th year as a Darlington student.  “I...

2016 Jabberwokks are Here!

May 10, 2016

The theme of this year's Jabberwokk is... "You Know What". Watch Ethan Pender, Editor in Chief of Student Publications, explain why this particular theme was chosen, show sneak peeks of the yearbook,...

Senior Goodbyes

May 9, 2016

114 seniors are graduating this year.   Soon enough, our campus will feel bare and current juniors will occupy the first few rows in chapel.   We will miss 114 large personalities,...

Bernie Sanders is the New-Old Kanye West

Bernie Sanders is the New-Old Kanye West

April 27, 2016

It’s hard to tell if Senator Bernie Sanders is what we need as a country, but he’s what many clearly want.   In 2004, Kanye West was an up-and-coming artist who had proven himself behind...

Rejection and Recovery: Parts of the College Process

Rejection and Recovery: Parts of the College Process

April 22, 2016

Every year, Darlington seniors, along with the other estimated 3.3 million U.S. high school graduates, are faced with what may be their greatest challenge thus far - college acceptance.   These...

Class of 53 Lectureship: Gio Valiante

Class of ’53 Lectureship: Gio Valiante

April 21, 2016

  On Wednesday, April 20th, Dr. Gio Valiante spoke to the school as part of the annual Class of '53 lectureship series.   "I thought it [the speech] was very inspiring, and I actually...

Senior Spotlight: Dawson Horah

Senior Spotlight: Dawson Horah

April 10, 2016

What is a story, happy or otherwise, that you remember that you feel made you into the person you are today? “That’s a great question and like the best questions don’t have answers, so I don’t...

Hypnosis in the Huffman

April 4, 2016

Did you miss Eric Känd's comedy hypnosis show last Friday? Well, here are the first 15 minutes just in case you weren't able to make it.   Beginning at 7:30pm last Friday, twenty brave souls...

Juniors Prepare For College

Juniors Prepare For College

March 29, 2016

Today was the first day juniors met with their college advisors. After a long selection and pairing process, all eleventh graders have been matched with one of our 15 college advisors for the upcoming...

Senior Spotlight: Ivy Brandon

Senior Spotlight: Ivy Brandon

March 2, 2016

What is a story, happy or otherwise, that you remember that you feel made you into the person you are today? "A story that I really look back on from my life that made me into who I am today is when...

Keyla Jis In Between

Scholastic Art & Writing Award Winners

February 24, 2016

Junior Chandler Edge also received recognition for his submissions in the field of writing.

Snow Daze

February 9, 2016

Give your neck a break from turning to look out of the window every 30 seconds, and check out our coverage of this snowy day!  

#RUMPUS2016: Dodgeball

#RUMPUS2016: Dodgeball

January 17, 2016

On the second day of RUMPUS 2016, Saturday, Jan. 16, the annual dodgeball competition was held at 9 p.m. Following the boys' basketball game every year, students and faculty from each set of brother/sister...

RUMPUS Theme Announcements

January 11, 2016

RUMPUS 2016 Themes: SUMMERBELL - Greasers COOPER - Egyptians MOSER - Moser League Baseball REGESTER - Tourists NEVILLE - N.W.A. (Neville With Attitude) THORNWOOD - 101 Dalmatians

Five Ways to Finish Strong

Five Ways to Finish Strong

January 7, 2016

They had us in the first half, here are some tips for the second.  #1  Forget last semester. Whether you killed it or failed epically, it’s over. Done. Finito. This second semester is a fresh start,...

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts Under $10

Holiday Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts Under $10

December 10, 2015

Sephora Face Masks (They actually work!) http://www.sephora.com/face-mask-P392104?skuId=1581032   Cool Socks (Because who doesn’t want to wear pizza on their feet?) http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=36917698&category=GIFTS-UNDER25   Lush...

Dawson Horah

[Photo] Senior Speech: Dawson Horah

December 7, 2015

Dawson Horah

Creed: A Total Knockout

November 27, 2015

Fear not, Rocky fans. "Creed" not only fits right into the Rocky franchise, but manages to breathe life into a series that was buried alongside bell bottom jeans and afros. In preparation before...

Senior Speech: Dylan Paracka

Senior Speech: Dylan Paracka

November 17, 2015

Click above to check out our ThingLink, an interactive look at senior Dylan Paracka’s speech in assembly on Nov. 16, 2015. When I started thinking about this speech, I had no idea what to write....

Senior Speech: Selena Chen

Senior Speech: Selena Chen

November 9, 2015

Click above to check out our ThingLink, an interactive look at senior Selena Chen’s speech in assembly on Nov. 9, 2015. Hi, Delivering this speech is a big challenge for an introvert like me. I...

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