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Cronen’s internship at Mote deepens her love for animals

Sophomore Nikki Cronen enjoys educating the public on the lives of the penguins, especially Rudy.
Monique Chicvak, Managing Editor and News Editor March 7, 2012

It is 11 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and the mammal center at Mote Marine Laboratory is growing more packed with each passing second. Sophomore Nikki Cronen takes guests on tours around the center, briefing...

Ashley contributes to Humane Society, recognized by Bay News 9

Ashley contributes to Humane Society, recognized by Bay News 9
Isabelle Bermudez, Design Editor March 3, 2012

Most young girls spend their birthday money on clothes or toys, but not sixth-grader Sydney Ashley. Ashley decided she wanted to give back to the community. Fueled by her love of animals, she donated $130...

Hot spot is a hot button

Hot spot is a hot button
Devon Tallman, Photo Editor February 8, 2012

If you have ever traveled to downtown Sarasota, you have most likely noticed the picturesque bayfront setting, complete with its own 26-foot statue of a 1940's sailor and nurse kissing. While yes, this...

Students recognized for excellence, inducted into Cum Laude Society

Students recognized for excellence, inducted into Cum Laude Society
Amber Falkner and Devon Tallman February 7, 2012

13 students were inducted into Cum Laude Society before a full chapel of Upper School students, faculty and parents. Cum Laude is the highest honor awarded by independent schools that recognizes academic...

Mentoring program teaches girls to be bold and confident

Isabelle Bermudez, Design Editor January 25, 2012

Every girl needs a mentor, an older girl she can look up to. Saint Stephen’s now offers such a program for girls in the school community. Girls Learning and Mentoring (GLAM), a multidivisional life-skills...

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the spring musical

Isabelle Bermudez, Design Editor January 18, 2012

Lights! Camera! Action! The Gauntlet took a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this year’s all-school spring musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s South Pacific. Mr. Preston Boyd, head of the...

Siri means what Siri says

Siri may be practical, but she also has a sense of humor.
Stefan Wolfe, Features editor January 18, 2012

When a new model of a device is made available to the public, the first question is usually, "What's the improvement?" In the case of the iPhone 4S, there are many significant changes from its predecessor,...

Falcon Voices expand vocals

Falcon Voices expand vocals
Monique Chicvak, Managing Editor and News Editor January 16, 2012

  The harmonious sound of male and female voices drifts under the door of Mr. Jamie Marshall’s room. The chorus group encircles Ms. Michelle Jergenson, who play the piano. The guys stand on one...

Technology separates couples

Monique Chicvak, Managing Editor and News Editor December 6, 2011

When it comes to breaking up, people take the easy way out. Many end their romantic relationships using Facebook or e-mail because it is harder to do it face to face. When two people are dating and communicate...

Students speed into bad habits

Amber Falkner, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 6, 2011

The student swerved out of the lane at the last second, just missing the car next to him. His engine roared as he sped off and drifted around the corner ahead. Senior Nilan Patel played witness to this...

Self-motivation boosts performance

Monique Chicvak, Managing Editor and News Editor December 5, 2011

  Competition is what drives a person to accomplish their goals and surmount certain tasks. At Saint Stephen’s, the students are compelled to achieve high grades. Whether it is through self-motivation...

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