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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

Grace Lester

Grace Lester, Editor-in-Chief

Grace Lester has been on the Darlingtonian staff for four years and is Editor-in-Chief. As a senior, she loves spending time with friends, listening to music, reading and being creative whenever and however possible. This year, along with previous years, Grace has been involved in Inkslinger and raising awareness of dyslexia.

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Meet Your 2019 Student Body President Canidates

Meet Your 2019 Student Body President Canidates

April 16, 2019

Darlington’s elections for student body president are this week. The 9th-11th grades are gathering in the chapel to hear out their classmates’ reasons behind wanting to represent them for the 2019-2020...

Come From Away

Come From Away

April 4, 2019

While in New York City, Fine Arts students were given the opportunity to see two Broadway musicals. One of them was Come From Away, which is about the country’s largest terrorist attack, 9/11. After...

A Silent Dinner 2019

A Silent Dinner 2019

March 8, 2019

Students and teachers from Darlington met with students just down the road attending Georgia School for the Deaf Thursday, March 7 for a silent dinner. This silent dinner was a chance for students to not...

An Introduction to Mental Health

An Introduction to Mental Health

March 5, 2019

In this day and age we know a lot about our bodies, but what about our minds? When we are physically damaged it is easily noticed because there is an external mark: a bruise, cut, brace, cast, or limp....

Thank U, Next - Review

Thank U, Next – Review

March 5, 2019

Grammy Award-winning artist Ariana Grande released her fifth album, Thank U, Next,  just five months after releasing her fourth album, Sweetener. Thank U, Next seems to be inspired by her breakup with...

Olivia Harper '19: Branching Out

Olivia Harper ’19: Branching Out

February 6, 2019

Senior Olivia Harper is a scholar, actress, and dorm leader in Regester. During her four years here, Harper has been a part of seven productions and worked her way up to Head Day Prefect. “I’ve...

RUMPUS 2019: Gauntlet

RUMPUS 2019: Gauntlet

January 19, 2019

The most physically challenging event of RUMPUS, Gauntlet, was even more grueling this year due to rain. Runners and watchers were kept on edge, prepared for any changes to be made. Gauntlet was cleared...

Alli Hagler '19: Acing Her Way Through High School

Alli Hagler ’19: Acing Her Way Through High School

December 12, 2018

Senior volleyball player, Alli Hagler, has been accepted to Rhodes College and plans to continue her love of volleyball on a college level. Though Hagler knows she wants to pursue her passion for volleyball...

Maggie Inman '19: Singing Her Way to Broadway

Maggie Inman ’19: Singing Her Way to Broadway

November 1, 2018

Cellist, actress and singer Maggie Inman ‘19 has been in the arts program for as long as she can remember. Inman began singing and acting when she was four. She began learning the cello when she was...

Don't Funk With Dyslexia

Don’t Funk With Dyslexia

October 29, 2018

October is not only the month we’ve all been waiting because fall has arrived but also because it’s Dyslexia Awareness Month. I was diagnosed only three years ago. While reading my story I hope...

Tejas Reddy '19: Wildin'

Tejas Reddy ’19: Wildin’

October 16, 2018

 Senior and founder of Wildlife Appreciation Club, Tejas Reddy, shares his love of wildlife and how he has taken steps to become environmentally friendly. “I’ve always loved wildlife ever since...

Morgan Ivester '19: Acting up and Out

Morgan Ivester ’19: Acting up and Out

September 20, 2018

Senior, and artist, Morgan Ivester has taken huge leaps and bounds over the course of her high school career as she went from a too-timid-to-speak freshman to a confident leading actress in the fall play....

Hillary Tunnell '18

Hillary Tunnell ’18

May 3, 2018

Senior Hillary Tunnell, who will attend University of Tennessee in the fall, became involved with school activities, such as working in the dorm, and found it very rewarding during her time in school as...

Winter Sports Award Assembly

Winter Sports Award Assembly

March 21, 2018

At the end of each sports season, coaches reward hard-working players with one of three awards: academic, pillar or MVP. Though the pillar or MVP award maybe be given in addition to the academic award.   Senior...

Real Women, Real Purpose: Coach Becks

Real Women, Real Purpose: Coach Becks

March 13, 2018

Once a month, Darlington hosts an empowering female speaker through the Real Woman, Real Purpose speaker series. February’s speaker was Darlington’s very own Rebecca Nolin aka Coach Becks. Nolin is...

The Addams Family Preview

The Addams Family Preview

February 16, 2018

The Darlington Fine Arts presents The Addams Family musical playing at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 16 and 17 and at 2:30 p.m. on the 18.   The Addams Family consists of a oddball dark-humored family...

Senior Long Nguyen walks across chairs during Summerbell's routine.

RUMPUS Lip Sync ’18

February 14, 2018

Lip Sync, the biggest, most-anticipated and final event of RUMPUS, still remained as entertaining and well put together as ever after a three-week delay in festivities.   “I don't feel that...

RUMPUS Reschedule

RUMPUS Reschedule

January 30, 2018

Due to health reasons, RUMPUS was canceled and moved to a later date on February 3.   “We [Mr. Peer, head prefects, administrers, teachers] tried to find days when the fewest number of students...

The Greatest Showman Review

January 23, 2018

The Greatest Showman, starring Zendaya, Zac Efron and Hugh Jackman, is based on the true story of P.T. Barnum’s circus. P.T. Barnum, along with partner Phillip Carlyle, runs a circus with abnormal people...

RUMPUS Changes

RUMPUS Changes

January 11, 2018

RUMPUS, an upper school-wide competition that students from every house participate in over the course of MLK weekend. Throughout the weekend, houses compete against each other in lip sync battles, fear...

Pitch Perfect 3 Review

January 9, 2018

Pitch Perfect 3: Last Call Pitches, the final movie of the Pitch Perfect series, begins by showing the bellas separated and in their unimpressive jobs since graduating Barden University. The bellas are...

First Home Swim Meet

First Home Swim Meet

December 7, 2017

The warm air smelled of chlorine as senior co-captains Caroline Temples and Maddie Bou adjusted their swim caps and prepared for their final first home meet of the swim season.   “It was a...

Reputation by Taylor Swift Review

Reputation by Taylor Swift Review

November 17, 2017

Grammy award winner Taylor Swift’s sixth album, Reputation, was released Nov. 11. Reputation’s edgy vibes bring something new to the table opposed to Swift’s previous album, 1989, which was much...

Mary Anna Fricks '18: Painting My Way

Mary Anna Fricks ’18: Painting My Way

November 13, 2017

Senior Mary Anna Fricks came into school her freshman year not thinking she would take Art 1. However, she had a change of heart despite the trials of being the only freshman in her class that year. Inspired...

Haunted at Dar

Haunted at Dar

October 31, 2017

Over the years, campus grounds have collected many stories and memories, but sometimes people just can’t let go. Some faculty members have experienced paranormal instances on campus.   “So...

Homecoming Court

Homecoming Court

October 18, 2017

     During halftime, the homecoming court nominees from each grade stepped onto on the field. The 2017 homecoming court crowned members were Annabelle Braden as princess, Andy Brunt as prince, Caroline...

Mary Harbin Gilbert '18: Life's a Climb

Mary Harbin Gilbert ’18: Life’s a Climb

October 17, 2017

     Senior Mary Harbin Gilbert woke up, reached for her water bottle, and found it frozen solid. It was Summit Day; the day she would finally ascend to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro.      Making...

Chef Jet Tila

Chef Jet Tila

October 5, 2017

Chef Jet Tila, a celebrity judge from Cutthroat Kitchen, Cooks Vs. Cons, Chopped and more visited our school thanks to our dining services, Flik Independent School Dining. Tila performed a live demonstration...

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Ed Sheeran’s Divide Concert Review

September 5, 2017

On August 25th, Ed Sheeran held the first night of his Georgia stop in the Duluth Infinite Energy Center. Joining him on the tour was James Blunt, singer of 2004’s hit “You’re Beautiful,” as his...

Winter Musical Reveal

Winter Musical Reveal

August 23, 2017

On August 22, Darlington’s Winter Musical was announced. Students waited impatiently in their seats as Ms. Daniel pulled up the announcement video. The video revealed that this year’s Winter Musical...

GAWVI's We Belong

GAWVI’s We Belong

May 15, 2017

GAWVI, an up and coming EMD artist, just released an album called “We Belong.” The album is an electro-pop album dashed with latino spices and featuring artists. GAWVI has added something special I...

Five Indie Movies

Five Indie Movies

April 19, 2017

Have you ever sat in bed sick or bored, tired of your Netflix binge show or simply wanting to have nothing to do with it? Well, here are five indie that can be found on Netflix or Amazon to fill that emptiness...

Divide by Ed Sheeran Review

Divide by Ed Sheeran Review

March 29, 2017

Two years since his last album, Ed Sheeran straight dropped two singles out of thin air off his newest, much anticipated album Divide; “Castle on the Hill” and “Shape of You.” Sheeran opens...

Once on this Island: Cast and Crew Interviews

Once on this Island: Cast and Crew Interviews

February 17, 2017

On Feb. 17-19, the fine arts department will be putting on "Once on this Island" as the annual winter musical at the Rome City Auditorium. You can buy tickets here.     Palesa Molapo:...

Review of Glory Days by Little Mix

Review of Glory Days by Little Mix

December 14, 2016

British girl band, Little Mix, recently released their fourth studio album with Syco Music and Columbia Records on Nov. 18. Their first released single, “Shout Out to My Ex ,” from the “Glory Days”...

Illuminate by Shawn Mendes

Illuminate by Shawn Mendes

December 6, 2016

Shawn Mendes, a star on the rise, released his second album “Illuminate” on Sept. 23. Mendes’ new album continues to follow his personal touch by writing on all of his songs and keeping the boy-with-his-guitar...

New Fall TV Shows

New Fall TV Shows

November 1, 2016

Speechless - ABC  Speechless is a show about life in a family with an impaired child, a high-schooler named J.J., who has cerebral palsy (a neurological disorder in which the body loses its motor...

Dangerous Woman Review

Dangerous Woman Review

October 16, 2016

Ariana Grande’s third album, Dangerous Woman, originally entitled Moonlight, continues to carry out her electric contemporary beat from her first two albums, My Everything and Yours Truly. “Dangerous...

5 Ways to get Through Homework Faster

5 Ways to get Through Homework Faster

September 19, 2016

  1.  Take a Break        It is so relaxing to give yourself a break in between school, your ASA and homework.  This break can help with not being able to get so distracted by your...

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[Photo] ‘Hamilton’ Review

April 18, 2016

Playbill and ticket at "Hamilton"

Review of Ruth B's The Intro

Review of Ruth B’s The Intro

February 24, 2016

In this EP, The Intro, Ruth B. does not hide from the hurt of the real world and the scars left by it. In her first track on the EP, “Two Poor Kids”, the song talks of a poor couple living in a rich...

Review of Demi Lovato's Confident

Review of Demi Lovato’s Confident

February 23, 2016

Demi Lovato has definitely found her confidence and is sharing it with the world. She proudly put “Confident” as her first track on the album entitled Confident. As most of the world knows, Demi has...

Review of Little Mix's Get Weird

Review of Little Mix’s Get Weird

November 20, 2015

Little Mix, the first girl group in UK history to ever win on the hit show "The X Factor", has become an established part of the music scene all over the world. They've smashed the Spice Girls’ chart...

Ghost Stories

Ghost Stories

October 29, 2015

Halloween is this Saturday, and what better way to bring in the season by reading ghost stories? Or as I like to call them, stories that prevent me from sleeping. We sent out a poll to all high school...

Palesa Molapo

A Doll’s House: Cast & Crew Interviews

October 8, 2015

Show dates are Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 15-17 at 7 p.m. There is also a matinee Saturday at 2 p.m. Students get a free ticket to one of the four performances. There are only 100 seats available per...

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