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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

Know thyself (and thy shadow)

Know thyself (and thy shadow)

Evanthia Stirou, Creative Director January 12, 2022

“It is only when you see your shadow in others that you can begin to understand it.” This is what my mother has told me all my life, but I never really understood what she meant until recently. We...

The stigma surrounding this community causes mental health issues that can permanently harm the subject.

The elephant in the room

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer December 3, 2021

150 pounds. That’s the number I saw when I first stepped on the doctor’s scale in 4th grade. Growing up, I was always the biggest kid in my grade. Did I ever stop and think about it? No, I mean,...

One day youre in pre-school and the next youre graduating. Where does the time go, and how do we cope with its passage?

How to grow up

Caroline Gans, Editor in Chief November 16, 2021

For the majority of my life, I was absolutely enchanted by the idea of growing up. Whenever things would get hard, I would just remind myself that soon enough I would be leaving all my troubles behind...

Showcased here are two pictures of Alex McLemore alongside his close friends as he wears the wedding dress.

The only one that can touch your masculinity is you

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer November 2, 2021

We all know that guy. You know, the guy who refuses to listen to Harry Styles because he “only makes music for girls.” He feels that the music isn’t “masculine” enough for him to listen to, but...

Censorship is an issue often associated with distant lands, but what happens when it makes its way to the home of the free?

Can we censor our own history?

Caroline Gans, Editor in Chief October 26, 2021

There’s a town in Texas where the Holocaust has two sides.  The town at the center of the controversy, Southlake, has been in the headlines a lot lately. Earlier in October, a teacher in the Carroll...

Although becoming an adult is a huge change, it can lead to many new life experiences.

Becoming an adult

Lauren Schindler , Staff Writer October 25, 2021

It’s your 18th birthday: the day you officially become an adult. Now you can vote, buy a house, or even change your name. This is the age that most teens look forward to their whole life— I know I...

Piece of art by Evanthia Stirou showcasing a girl staring into the mirror confused about who she sees.

Who are you? Finding yourself in high school

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor October 4, 2021

“Who are you?” asked the person glaring back at me in the bathroom mirror. In my head, I knew the person was me. It was the same person who has been in the mirror my entire life. Nothing had changed....

Instagram shows only the mere highlights of our lives, not our reality.

Instagram is a highlight reel

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor September 15, 2021

What your followers see: A highly saturated, perfectly filtered photo of you, nonchalantly posed in front of a beautiful beach setting. The piercing blue waves are crashing on the beach, and the birds...

A family, loaded up with suitcases, are ready to head off on their family road trip.

How to survive a family trip

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor May 13, 2021

Ah, the end of the year, what a stressful, yet hopeful time. APs and regular exams are approaching, but you know what else is? Summertime. Woohoo! Summer is the ultimate reward for a student's year-long...

As the artist of this piece, Evanthia Stirou, puts it: your life is not a to-do list.

Living life as a means to an end

Caroline Gans, Associate Editor April 29, 2021

I have a note on my phone that lays out my plan for my life in the form of a bullet-point list. Each bullet point builds off the last, until the list finally culminates with “be happy.” The issue with...

Life in quarantine was hard, but theres finally some light at the end of the tunnel. Original artwork by Sarabeth Wester

Looking back on the year that changed everything

Caroline Gans, Associate Editor April 9, 2021

Coronavirus brought about its fair share of negative outcomes, but its few positive outcomes are too often overlooked. Of these, the most notable was surely the way quarantining forced people to slow down...

Neera Tanden’s confirmation was doomed by past Tweets coming back to haunt her.

Neera Tanden: How Tweets cost her career

Jackson Nealis, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

It seemed like Neera Tanden’s career was finally peaking. After years of wandering around in Democratic politics, working for think tanks and the Clinton family, her experience with the think tank Center...

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