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Do Senior Speeches have the power to impact your life?

Do Senior Speeches have the power to impact your life?

Alyssa Nucci, Staff Writer

October 7, 2019

Here at Saint Stephen’s, a core component of the graduation process is the famous “senior speech,” where a senior speaks to the whole school during chapel about a core aspect of their life.  During our weekly chapel services, seniors can use this culminating opportunity on stage to reveal anythi...

Living with anxiety

Living with anxiety

Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer

September 24, 2019

Stress taking over your life?  Hurting inside? Feeling overwhelmed? This may be caused by a well-known disorder known as anxiety. Students at Saint Stephen's and all around the globe may suffer from anxiety and not know it. Perhaps getting a look at the disorder through a student’s eyes will give mo...

The journey of Reverend Rich Clark

The journey of Reverend Rich Clark

Sully Maley, Editor in Chief

September 17, 2019

I’d never been inside of our school chaplain’s office before last May when I got the chance to sit down and hear some of his stories from his journey to priesthood. Even if you’ve never met Reverend Rich Clark, known by Falcons as “Rev Rich,” a simple visit to that room (which is always open...

Guess who’s coming to town?

Guess who’s coming to town?

Sophia Berry, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

In late October of this year, approximately eight Argentinian students from our sister school Colegio Monserrat in Cordoba, Argentina, will make the journey to Bradenton to visit SSES for a week as part of the Saint Stephen’s Global Initiative Program.  Several Falcons visited them last year in Cordoba for their Int...

What it’s like to be a student with a job

What it’s like to be a student with a job

Emily D'Amico, Managing Editor

May 3, 2019

After spending nearly eight hours sitting at a desk, listening to teachers talk for hours while frantically scribbling down what they say, the average high school student wants nothing more than to go home and take a nap. At the end of the day, the student leaves campus, makes their way home, and spends...

What it means to be a writer

What it means to be a writer

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

When people hear I’m a member of The Gauntlet, chances are they’ll assume one of two things. The first is that I’m just another writing geek. The second is that I took it as an opportunity to catch a break from droning lectures throughout the day. While the latter may seem more likely to most ...

Facing the slump

Facing the slump

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

Imagine settling down at your desk for another long block period. You expect it to be like any other day of the week, trying your best to pay attention to the arduous lecture. Suddenly, the room goes dead silent. You look up from your paper to see the teacher’s face alarmingly red, from his nose t...

The Gauntlet wants YOU

The Gauntlet wants YOU

Sully Maley, Design Editor

March 18, 2019

The third interim ended last week, and that means two things: Pre-Calculus students are dreading their report cards, and it's almost time to pick classes for next year. And while you may not have considered it, I suggest you consider taking Journalism. I can honestly say it has been one of the most fun...

Adjusting to life without a sister

Adjusting to life without a sister

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

During my freshman year, it wasn’t uncommon for people to ask how I felt about my sister leaving for college, especially in the months leading up to graduation. In an effort to keep the mood light, I would often joke, “Well, I get to have a bathroom all to myself, so that’s something.” L...

Who will save the senior speech? (Editorial)

Who will save the senior speech? (Editorial)

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019

Note: The editorial board represents the opinions of the editors and staff of The Gauntlet. For those of us who have been part of the Saint Stephen’s community for longer than the past two years, we imagine senior speeches as engaging outlets for seniors to share stories and reflect on their high...

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Many Upper School students simply can’t start their day off right without a Starbucks cup o’ joe in the morning before heading to class. Much of the country acts the same way–we just can’t get enough of our Starbucks.  But there may be a catch to that latte: a moral catch. A series of con...

Catching more z’s: How a later school start time affects SSES

Catching more z’s: How a later school start time affects SSES

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Over the holiday break, I came across an article that addresses an increasingly prevalent issue in our national school system: how early school start times and resulting sleep deprivation are proving to be detrimental to the overall well-being of teens across the country, and how shifting that time coul...

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