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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

PTSD can come from any situation. It isnt a one size fits all term.

Behind the wheel

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

My palms sweat, my heart drops, my hands clench, there's only one place I could be– behind the wheel. Driving has become one of the most anxiety inducing challenges for me, but it wasn't always this...

Knowledge is more important than just a number.

Knowledge > Grades

Lauren Schindler, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

Picture this: It’s finally Friday and you’re ready to go home. At 2:50, right before the bell, your teacher begins strolling between desks, handing back the biology quizzes from earlier in the week,...

Some of the moments that have been captured of me with my friends and family over these past couple of weeks.

Finding love in heartache

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor April 26, 2022

On April 7th, 2022, I had my heart absolutely ripped out of my chest. I was blindsided by a truth that no one, including myself, could’ve ever seen coming. I heard words I never thought I would hear...

The mirrors reflection of me vs how I truly appear

Creature of Comparison

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer March 16, 2022

I go to the Urban Outfitters at UTC mall. I try on a green, patterned sweater and look in the mirror, suddenly my love for the garment diminishes. I see myself standing in the mirror, looking twenty pounds...

Gen Z and Baby Boomer members differ in aspects such as health and social media as shown by original art by Sarabeth Wester.

Changing Priorities

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor March 15, 2022

From Barbies to iPhones, Hot Wheels to real cars, and tag on the playground to winning prom queen, our priorities change as we go through life. As we get older, we value different things, and this shift...

The itch you can’t scratch

The itch you can’t scratch

March 3, 2022

In life, we are always itching. There’s an itch when you need to get out of the house, and there’s that itch when you think about something that bugs you.  And there’s the itch to do something great...

You can tell a lot about a person by the shoes that they wear.

Walk a mile in my shoes

Lauren Schindler, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

They say not to judge a person until “you walk a mile in their shoes” and see the world from their perspective. Otherwise, you may be quick to make assumptions without even realizing what they have...

The age old question: What college is right for me?

Pick your college for you

Caroline Gans, Editor in Chief January 31, 2022

I spent years dreaming about attending Cornell. To me, it was perfect. It had just the right amount of prestige, without the daunting single digit acceptance rate of its fellow Ivy League members. It was...

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...

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