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the Gauntlet

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

the Gauntlet

Chinese teacher Mr. Mazzarelli provides many opportunities for his students to practice their skills outside the classroom. These students are the first from Saint Stephens to participate in the Florida Statewide Chinese Competition.

There has never been at better time to take Chinese at SSES

Grace Baxendale, Staff Writer April 23, 2024

“Raise your hand if you're taking Spanish class,” my teacher said one morning. Half of the class raised their hand. “Raise your hand if you're learning Latin,” he followed. The other half raised...

Mr. Paoletti in his environment on the softball field

The Journey of Coach Lenny Paoletti

Bode LaBelle, Staff Writer April 10, 2024

Throughout the history of Saint Stephen's, there have been many well-known traditions; touching the Falcon statue at the MAC before sports games, Chick-fil-A Chicken Minis on Fridays, Mr. Forrester’s...

Mr. Holt in his element working the front desk.

A farewell to Mr. Holt

Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Imagine it’s your first day of high school. You sleep in and you’re now late to your first class. A tardy on your first day is a bad way to kick off 9th grade. You are beyond nervous and question your...

Mr. Kraft hugging Dr. Pullen during his investiture ceremony earlier this year, when Kraft was installed as the new Head of School for Saint Stephens.

The journey of Mr. Peter Kraft

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer March 26, 2024

Without a doubt, you’ve seen him on campus and supporting our students and faculty at many after-school events. There’s always a smile on his face and he’s a welcomed new addition to the faculty...

The abundance of As: Grade inflation is weakening the once-coveted grade

The abundance of A’s: Grade inflation is weakening the once-coveted grade

Laila Yavalar, Associate Editor March 11, 2024

Imagine a world where getting straight A’s, and having a 4.0 GPA, is neither extraordinary nor even an especially grand reason to celebrate.  This is quickly becoming the reality at schools ranging...

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 has been at Saint Stephen’s now for two years and is enjoying...

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 and continued to be that way with no obstacles. Well, until...

Photos of Mrs Cambells recent artworks. Photo credit Frazer Cambell.

Falcon spotlight: Ms. Frazer Campbell

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer January 29, 2024

If you’ve seen a “new student” walking around the art wing always wearing an apron and having clay on her hands, you have probably been seeing Ms. Campbell. Ms. Frazer Campbell is a new addition...

The recent uptick of alumni entering the field means one thing: high school journalism opens doors.

High school journalism opens doors

Reese Williams, Associate Editor January 18, 2024

Taking high school Journalism may be more important now than ever before. Journalism teaches students to conduct interviews, write with excellence, share their voices, and collaborate with their peers,...

Senior Alex McLemore serves during the holiday for Feeding America

Give instead of get

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

Quickly approaching us is the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas. With the holiday season on the way, some people are preparing by changing their closets from fall to winter, putting up their trees,...

A crest featuring our school mascot in the entrance of the Turner Building.

What is the Saint Stephen’s senior gift?

Dylan Kinder, Staff Writer November 10, 2023

The Saint Stephen’s seniors have an annual tradition of giving back to the school, departing with a lasting impression by leaving a Senior Gift. These donations, left by a graduating class for the...

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