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Stories from St. Stephen's Episcopal School
How I learned I’m more than a number on a scale
Opinions

Ansley Morris | October 23, 2020

There’s no question that society today can be a bit toxic at times, especially with social media. The effect these platforms can have on body image is a major issue, placing pressure on many young adults…

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Senior produces, distributes over 200 face shields in fight against COVID
Coronavirus

Jacob Whorf | April 13, 2020

“At first, the change was exciting because it was novel,” senior Michael Mills said about living in quarantine as the result of the Coronavirus pandemic.  But he added that after a couple of days,…

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Class of 2020 struggles to cope with school shutdown
Coronavirus

Noelle Bencie | April 3, 2020

Among the many things COVID-19 has impacted this past month, the seniors, members of the Class of 2020, may be near the top of the list. 

The school closure came as an expected shock to most students….

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We should react this way to other contemporary issues
Opinions

Caroline Gans | March 30, 2020

About two months after the first case of coronavirus in America, the total number of US cases has reached nearly 140,000 cases, with approximately 2,400 deaths to date. 

That number seems scary and…

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They’re watching you… Life under Life360
Opinions

Ansley Morris | March 24, 2020

You’re walking out of your house to go hang with friends on a Saturday afternoon, but you get an eerie feeling that someone’s behind you, hovering somewhere nearby, tracking your every move. 

Whoever…

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This is what remote learning looks like
Coronavirus

Sanna Lexhed | March 20, 2020

By now, your school has probably reverted to remote or “distance” learning due to the Coronavirus pandemic. For most students, including us at Saint Stephen’s, this concept of working away from school…

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Should you pay five bucks for organic milk? The GMO vs Organic debate, explained
Features

Sophia Berry | March 5, 2020

Walking through Publix you check the price for a gallon of 2% milk: $2.53. You then compare the price of its organic counterpart, say “Horizon,” and find it’s an exorbitant 88% more. 

At $4.76,…

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Your H&M outfit has some unintended consequences
Opinions

Caroline Gans | January 24, 2020

I am the second-highest contributor to pollution in the world.  I employ more than 60 million workers, most of whom are women and children.  I decide what you wear, where you shop, and how much you spend. …

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The end of football?
Sports

Dylan Davis | November 6, 2019

In recent years, concussion studies have shown that football has a startlingly high concussion rate: 6.4 concussions per 10,000 athletic exposures (an athletic exposure or “AE” is defined as one athlete…

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Private school kids in a public school town
Features

Sanna Lexhed | November 6, 2019

Whether we like it or not, stereotypes are a thing. A bad thing. And prep school environments like Saint Stephen’s are no exception. Prep school students are often thought of as spoiled, privileged,…

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Is Climate Change really upon us?
Opinions

Caroline Gans | November 6, 2019

In 1910, President William Howard Taft founded Glacier National Park in Montana. At the time of its creation, its grounds were home to about 150 glaciers.

Now, there are less than thirty.

As people…

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Falcon Spotlight: Mia Mariano
Features

Allie Serterides | October 15, 2019

Each and every year, Saint Stephen’s gains students that bring new flavor to the school, whether it’s athletically, creatively, or academically. This school year, sophomore Mia Mariano is spicing up…

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Falcon Spotlight: Maddy Boehm
Features

Ansley Morris  | October 14, 2019

In the Upper School this year, there’s a new addition to not only the student body but also the basketball team. Maddy Boehm, sophomore, is not only a star basketball player transferring from Riverview…

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Living with anxiety
Features

Sanna Lexhed | October 8, 2019

Stress taking over your life?  Hurting inside? Feeling overwhelmed? This may be caused by a well-known disorder known as anxiety. Students at Saint Stephen’s and all around the globe may suffer from anxiety…

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Thoughts on prom (from a senior who hates social events)
Opinions

Emily D'Amico | May 15, 2019

I’ve done the math and there’ve been ten dances that the school’s hosted since my freshman year, plus last year’s winter “informal” event, making that that a total of eleven social events hosted by Saint…

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Facing the slump
Features

Jules Pung | April 1, 2019

Imagine settling down at your desk for another long block period. You expect it to be like any other day of the week, trying your best to pay attention to the arduous lecture. Suddenly, the room goes dead…

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Adjusting to life without a sister
Opinions

Jules Pung | March 7, 2019

During my freshman year, it wasn’t uncommon for people to ask how I felt about my sister leaving for college, especially in the months leading up to graduation. In an effort to keep the mood light, I…

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Who will save the senior speech? (Editorial)
Opinions

Editorial Board | February 23, 2019

Note: The editorial board represents the opinions of the editors and staff of The Gauntlet.

For those of us who have been part of the Saint Stephen’s community for longer than the past two years,…

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Upper school survives week without cell phones
News

Mark Gharby | February 12, 2019

In a surprise move last January (2018), the Saint Stephen’s administration announced that the Upper School would participate in a “social experiment,” requiring students to leave cellphones at home for…

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From quarks to cultures: New freshman history class makes its debut
News

Jules Pung | January 31, 2019

For as long as the students of the Upper School can remember, Western Civilizations has been the one and only history class offered to freshman.  The course has been a lynch-pin of the history curriculum…

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Becoming a teacher: The story of Mr. Yanelli
Features

Jules Pung | December 19, 2018

Thirteen years after his arrival at Saint Stephen’s, Mr. Yanelli is still at the front of the classroom–and loving every minute of it. The students view the U.S. History and Economics teacher not only…

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Not-so privileged seniors: new changes to senior privileges cause stir
News

Noah LaBelle | November 20, 2018

With the 2018-2019 school year upon us, the Class of 2019 (like all classes before) is looking forward to the “senior privileges” that the previous Saint Stephen’s classes have had. Senior privileges are…

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Falcons take to Atlanta to fight cancer
News

Jules Pung | October 8, 2018

It’s midmorning in north Georgia. With the sun shining high overhead, hundreds of men, women and children wearing brightly colored bathing caps gather on the lake’s edge, waiting for a horn to sound….

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