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Budget-friendly dates for Valentines day include cooking together, drive-inn movies, beach days, and museum visits.
Art created by Yara Nimer via Canva.
Budget-friendly Valentine's Day date ideas
Yara Nimer, Staff Writer • February 12, 2024

“We fancy like Apple bees on a date night.”  That’s what Walker Hayes sings in his popular romance tune “Fancy Like,” a song that...

A group of delegates smile for a picture inside the UN assembly room
Columbia Model United Nations in review
Milaan Smith, Associate Editor • January 19, 2024
Behind the scenes of the Lunch Loggia
February 17, 2024

Falcon Friends: Bringing the SSES community closer together
Cassidy Miller, Finn Kemp, and Jacob Fenley February 9, 2024

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Three Honors Marine 3 students(Jake Seubert, Madison McAvoy, and Will Schindler), suited in their wetsuits, prepare to explore the great wonders of the Key Largo reefs.
Marine Science program proves that firsthand experience is the way to go
Sarah Black and Grace Baxendale February 16, 2024

Back in November of this year, a group of Marine Science students visited the Marine Lab in Key Largo to expand their studies in the field. Last...

Art teacher Mrs. Thornton with her husband and two sons. Photo from Mrs. Thornton
Art Teacher Mrs. Thornton brings the good vibes
Derek Aroyan, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

Saint Stephen’s faculty and staff often exceed expectations, and that principle applies to art teacher Mrs. Olivia Thornton. Mrs. Thornton...

Who you surround yourself with can be the difference between happiness and heartbreak.
Finding the right circle
Grace Baxendale, Staff Writer • February 13, 2024

For most of my life, I had thought that my inner circle of friends would last forever. A little naive, yes, but we had been friends for years...

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When it comes to contemporary athletics, no sport is on the come-up quite like hockey. Art by Sarbeth Wester
Hockey is the best sport in the country right now
Ricardo Perazzolo, Staff Writer • February 15, 2024

Everyone who follows sports hears the old heads talking about how the sport was better back in their day. When I was little I watched Neymar...

Make sure you are using your lunch loggia purchase wisely.
Top 5 Lunch Loggia Snacks
Kieran Cloutier, Staff Writer • February 13, 2024

A picture that says a thousand words.
Top 5 ways to eat a potato
Dylan Kinder, Staff Writer • February 2, 2024

Potatoes. They’re everywhere. Accepted by every religion, crucial in diets across the globe, and central to the lifestyle of people everywhere....

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If you follow my five tactics, Im sure the ref will be blushing so hard hell be as red as a tomato.
Your guide to getting along with high school referees
George Frano, Staff Writer • February 14, 2024

*The following piece is satire. We’ve all been there, playing in a match, be it soccer, basketball, or lacrosse.  The crowd is going crazy, and the ref, well, the ref is making some questionable...

A broken heart is never good, but finding the right song can help.  Photo via Creative Commons
Quiz: Find your perfect heartbreak song for Valentine's Day
February 13, 2024

Come out and support the cast of Bye Bye Birdie.
Say hello to Bye Bye Birdie
Reese Williams, Associate Editor • February 1, 2024

Stepping back in time to the nostalgic era of the 1950s, where rock and roll ruled the airwaves and teenage hysteria was at its peak, Bye Bye Birdie takes center stage at the Falcon Playhouse...

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Falcons girls weightlifting team after crushing their opponents at districts.
Girls weightlifting team is back-to-back district champs
Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer • February 16, 2024

Having a huge collection of hardware is something the Saint Stephen's girls weightlifting team didn't expect considering it was a new addition...

Food.  Sports. Games.  The best way to own your Super Bowl experience. Art by Bode LaBelle via Canva
How to make your Super Bowl awesome
Bode LaBelle, Staff Writer • February 9, 2024

For those with no horse in the race during the Super Bowl this Sunday, February 11th, the day might just be any given Sunday. Your team isn’t...

Boys basketball players Jackson Sisler, Jack Horne, and Nick Yatros during the Senior Night game against American Collegiate Academy.
Varsity basketball tips off tonight for district semis
Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer • February 8, 2024

Boys varsity basketball find themselves in a rebuilding phase this season, having lost some key players and adding new talent.  But in recent...

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Meet the Staff
Milaan Smith
Milaan Smith
Staff Writer, Social Media

Milaan Smith is a senior on the Gauntlet where her position consists of being a creative  staff writer. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach, sleeping, and rewatching Superbad for the twentieth...

Meet the Staff
Savannah Hrubar
Savannah Hrubar
Staff Writer

Savannah Hrubar is a first year senior on The Gauntlet and took on the position of a staff writer. Her favorite color is pink, she has a really cute cat, and she plays volleyball in her free time. Her...

Meet the Staff
Andrei Black
Andrei Black
Staff Writer

Andrei Black is Junior on the Gauntlet who has been attending Saint Stephens for eight years. This is his second year as a member of the Gauntlet and is currently a leading editor. His favorite color is...


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