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the Gauntlet

the official student-produced news site for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

the Gauntlet

the official student-produced news site for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

the Gauntlet

Saint Stephens Student recycles his water bottle. Photo by Amelia
Recycling is Back!
January 24, 2023
A twist on a sun chips to show my distain for the snack . Art by Gauntlet Creative Director, Sarabeth Wester.
Settling for Sun Chips
January 12, 2023
A family from Mexico poses with a poster and shares their cultural story.
World Cultures Day comes to the IS (Photo Gallery)
Reese Williams, Associate Editor • February 1, 2023

English teacher Mr. Hoonhout proudly shows the phones his advisory has shelved for the week.
"Low-Tech Week" comes to Saint Stephen’s
Danny Dodaj, Staff Writer • January 24, 2023
Saint Stephens Student recycles his water bottle. Photo by Amelia
Recycling is Back!
Amelia Sabo, Staff Writer • January 24, 2023
The CMUNCE team standing in front of the Low Memorial Library. (Joshua Sket)
Columbia Model United Nations 2023
Joshua Sket, Staff Writer • January 23, 2023
A Christmas Carol
Michael Konkol, Luke Donley, Aquiles Gonzalez, and Asa Watkins December 7, 2022

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Gauntlet vs Denmark Trivia
Michael Konkol, Aquiles Gonzalez, Luke Donley, and Asa Watkins November 8, 2022

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Shup Funpule: Battle for the Falcon
Luke Donley, Michael Konkol, Aquiles Gonzalez, and Asa Watkins October 28, 2022

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The Dance-off this year was considered one of the best in decades.
The 2022-23 Dance-Off Video
Aquiles Gonzalez, Luke Donley, Michael Konkol, and Asa Watkins October 7, 2022

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My sister and I visiting Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium for the first time in 2008.
Find your marine science
Julia Craig, Associate Editor • January 27, 2023

“Smile!” My mom said as she clicked her Canon camera. My sister and I, only four and five, were positioned in front of the humpback whale...

Art done by the Gauntlet’s Creative Director, Sarabeth Wester.
Bringing Awareness to Human Trafficking
Reese Williams, Associate Editor • January 17, 2023
A twist on a sun chips to show my distain for the snack . Art by Gauntlet Creative Director, Sarabeth Wester.
Settling for Sun Chips
Amelia Sabo, Staff Writer • January 12, 2023
Not belonging to a faith can make you feel alone. You look around and everyone around you belongs, but you.
My personal struggle with faith
Alex McLemore, Associate Editor • November 16, 2022
Different moments captured during my time at camp.
How camp has shaped me
Reese Williams, Associate Editor • November 16, 2022
Is graffiti still art?
Is graffiti still art?
Adam Graf February 3, 2023

Being from Ústí nad Labem, Czech Republic, I have seen the city-engulfing layers of graffiti first-hand. A vast majority of the buildings,...

Why I quit video games
Why I quit video games
Adam Graf, Staff Writer • December 15, 2022

Each night I gamed, I would spend it dominating on Valorant or exploring on Minecraft. I would stumble awake the next morning groggy, but I knew...

Chess is rapidly becoming a phenomenon both at SSES and across the country.
Why Chess is Cool
Adam Graf, Staff Writer • December 8, 2022

If you happen to pass the library during your free time during the day, you may see my friends passionately battling in chess competitions through...

When it comes to the 4-inches above the knee rule, it seems boys are less likely to be dress coded
Breaking the (dress) code
Laila Yavalar, staff writer • December 6, 2022

Imagine a hot day in Florida, the weather in the 90s, and instead of wearing shorts to combat the hot weather, your school dress code encourages...

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A top view of the decorations on the dance floor.
Aly’s Column: You missed out on Winter Formal
Alyson Folkens, Staff Writer • February 7, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, the Saint Stephen’s Student Council held a Winter Wormal in the school gymnasium. Like many of my peers, when I first heard about it being held in the gym, I imagined...

Once a joy for many kids, reading is seen as a chore for many Upper School students.
Bring back the love of reading
Laila Yavalar, Staff Writer • January 25, 2023

Reading. It used to be one of my favorite things to do in elementary school, but now, I resent it. At one point, I was so obsessed with reading that I’d take my tests as quickly as possible...

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Matthew Vara commits to U Tampa for lacrosse.
Senior falcons soar to collegiate athletics
Jackson Clark, Staff Writer • November 15, 2022

This year’s senior class is full of student athletes, but this past weekend there were four athletes who stood out among them all. Ben...

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