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Photo from Cum Laude induction in 2019. (names listed from left to right) Maria Erquiaga , Hailey Mallard, Augustus Bayard, Catherine Van Keuren, Hailey Kadivar, and Kassandra Haakman.
Everything you need to know before the Cum Laude Society induction
Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer • April 17, 2024

The Cum Laude Society is a big deal, and for many, it is the most prestigious honor society that exists in academia. On Friday, April 19th,...

A Lovely Night Awaits!
A Lovely Night Awaits!
Sarah Black, Staff Writer • March 27, 2024
Planet Earth: Saint Stephen's
Patrick Collins, Dylan Kinder, Jackson Sisler, Kieran Cloutier, Danny Dodaj, and George Frano May 8, 2024

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We cover everything from college applications, to what seniors wish they knew before applying.
College Pod E3
Cassidy Miller, Associate Editor, Staff Writer, Podcaster • April 30, 2024

Music credits for this episode: Water Lily by Cody Martin

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I feel as though Im running towards a void, with my only guide being a clock, counting down till the life Ive known slips from my fingers.
The paradoxical reality of graduating high school: am I ready?
Alex McLemore, Editor-in-Chief • May 10, 2024

For years, I have waited for this moment. I’ve planned where I want to go to college, what I want to study, what I want to be in the future;...

Chris Valcarcel selected as new football head coach
Chris Valcarcel selected as new football head coach
Bode LaBelle, Staff Writer • May 10, 2024

Saint Stephen’s named sixth-grade World Cultures teacher and former SSES football coach, Chris Valcarcel, as the new head coach of the football...

Jake has worked for years to achieve the honor of Eagle Scout.
Senior Jake Clulow earns Eagle Scout status after a long journey
Jackson Pakbaz, Staff writer • May 9, 2024

Would you spend the night in the wilderness alone with nothing but leaves to protect you? Senior Jake Clulow did that as part of his journey...

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A reflection of my time in high school.
Dear Sophomores, it's me again
Reese Williams, Associate Editor • May 14, 2024

The first “authentically me” article I wrote For The Gauntlet was an open letter to my class called “Dear Sophomore Class.” At the time,...

Small habits, big impact
Small habits, big impact
Milaan Smith, Associate Editor • May 10, 2024

Many humans navigate life by developing habits. The times they wake up in the morning, what route they take to work, even the time of day they...

Social media can be extremely negative and depressing at times. Dont add to the cesspool of negativity. Art by Jackson Pakbaz
An open letter to hate comments
Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer • May 8, 2024

Have you ever posted a pic you and your buds chilling at a gas station, showing off the new Chevy Camaro you just bought with your own money?...

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Financial aid, particularly in the form of school vouchers, is a necessity for many who attend private schools, unless the school can provide the funds directly, as is the idea for SSES.
The move to decline the Step Up scholarship will ensure academic independence
Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer • March 13, 2024

In July of 2023, the state of Florida expanded the Florida Empowerment Scholarships, which provides money from the Department of Education to families that wish to send their children to a private...

Staff Writer Jackson Pakbaz has a formal discussion at dinner with his date, a stuffed zebra
Spice up your Fantasy league with these five hilarious punishments
Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer • November 29, 2023

The fantasy football season is underway, and the excitement of the playoffs is at an all-time high.  But for many who are part of family and friend leagues, something is missing, and they may...

Alumni Spotlight: Emiliano Concha-Toro
Alumni Spotlight: Emiliano Concha-Toro
Laila Yavalar, Staff Writer • November 14, 2023

Former Saint Stephen’s student Emiliano Concha-Toro returned to campus this October back in uniform (only, a different type of dress code.) After graduating in 2016, Emiliano went straight...

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A very successful meet up at Archer Invitational, Georgia.
Saint Stephen’s Track heads out of state
Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer • May 9, 2024

On March 29th, Saint Stephen’s track athletes headed to the New Balance-sponsored track event, The Archer Invitational, at Archer High School...

Saint Stephens Weightlifter Mark Seklitov lifts 265 lbs
Weightlifter Mark Seklitov lifts off
Derek Aroyan, Staff Writer • May 7, 2024

There is no easy beginning for someone who has to move halfway across the world with his family to start a new life in the United States from...

Sanjay getting set to run a fast race.
Speeding up to break the record
Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer • April 19, 2024

In recent years, Saint Stephen’s track and field athletes have been breaking records all over the board: Sophomore Julian Lazarra breaking...

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An illustration showing the American spirit.
Memorial Day quiz.
Ariana "Ari" Chapman, Staff Writer • May 7, 2024
A picture encapturing a loving mother
Mother's Day quiz
Ariana "Ari" Chapman, Staff Writer • May 6, 2024
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The Hosts with their exchange students.
Sister school visitors reflect on their time at SSES
Yara Nimer, Staff Writer • March 22, 2024
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
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