The Gauntlet

About Us

The Gauntlet
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E-mail address: [email protected]

The Gauntlet is a student-produced news site produced by journalism students at Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. Its aim is to inform and entertain its audience in a broad, fair, ethical and accurate manner on all subjects that affect readers. The publication was established to serve as a public forum for the opinions of students, the newspaper staff and the faculty to encourage an exchange of ideas and opinions on issues of prominence to the readers. The Gauntlet strives toward excellence and aims to be a vital part of the school community.

With the revolutionizing of The Gauntlet from a print to an online component, the staff now has the ability to report on daily student life and school activities. The Gauntlet aims to provide up-to-date articles about current events by utilizing the many benefits the Internet has to offer.

Letters Policy

The Gauntlet encourages citizen journalism as an avenue for student opinion. Letters to the editor may be submitted to Mr. Hoonhout’s mailbox or emailed to [email protected] All letters to the editor will be verified by a student editor to determine the authenticity of the writer.


  1. Letters to the editor should not exceed 300 words, must be signed and must include writer’s email or phone number for verification.
  2. No material will be printed where content is obscene, invasive of another’s’ privacy, encouraging physical disruption of school activities and/or implies libel.
  3. Personal attacks are not allowed.

The SSES journalism student editors reserve the right to withhold a letter or column or other submission and/or return it for revision if it contains unprotected speech or grammatical errors that could hamper its meaning. All letters to the editor become the property of the school newspaper upon receipt and will not be returned to the author.

Comment Policy

The Gauntlet intends for this area to be used to foster healthy, thought-provoking discussion. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. As such, we do not permit the use of profanity, crude language, personal attacks, or the use of language that might be interpreted as libelous. Comments are reviewed and must be approved by a moderator to ensure that they meet these standards. The Gauntlet requires a valid e-mail address. No anonymous comments will be accepted. The e-mail address will not be displayed but will be used to confirm your comments.


Journalism Education Association
Columbia Scholastic Press Association
Florida Scholastic Press Association


Columbia Scholastic Press Association:

Gold medalist, 2017

Silver medalist, 2016

Gold medalist,  2013

Gold medalist, 2012

Silver medalist, 2011

Silver medalist, 2010

Silver medalist, 2009

Bronze medalist, 2008

Silver medalist, 2007

Silver medalist, 2006

Florida Scholastic Press Association:

Gold Medalist, 2013

All-Florida, 2012

Silver medalist, 2011

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