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The lonely generation: how loneliness is affecting Gen Z

This art work by Gauntlet Staff Writer Evanthia Stirou showcases a young boy sitting alone on a swing suffering from chronic loneliness.
Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

Imagine this: during lunch every day, you and your friend group walk past a girl sitting alone on a bench with her head down, her hair covering her face. She’s scrolling through her phone.  You always...

Should you pay five bucks for organic milk? The GMO vs Organic debate, explained

The debate over the health of GMO vs. organic foods is one that consumers continually have. Original art by Evanthia Stirou.
Sophia Berry, Staff writer February 28, 2020

Walking through Publix you check the price for a gallon of 2% milk: $2.53. You then compare the price of its organic counterpart, say “Horizon,” and find it’s an exorbitant 88% more.  At $4.76,...

Don’t be clique-bait

Don't be clique-bait- original artwork by Gauntlet member Evanthia Stirou
Ansley Morris, Staff Writer February 11, 2020

You’re watching Regina George and her crew “The Plastics” in Mean Girls before starting high school and you think to yourself— there’s no way there are cliques like this in high school.  There’s...

Myths of High School: You need straight A’s to get into a “good” college

This art work by Gauntlet member Evanthia Stirou shows how one
Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer February 4, 2020

Imagine this: your teacher hands you a fancy envelope with the heading “Report Card.” Your heart races; the nerves creep in; slowly, you peel the glue that’s holding the letter together and pull...

Your H&M outfit has some unintended consequences

What exactly is fast fashion, and what's the big deal about it? Original artwork by Evanthia Stirou.
Caroline Gans, Staff Writer January 23, 2020

I am the second-highest contributor to pollution in the world.  I employ more than 60 million workers, most of whom are women and children.  I decide what you wear, where you shop, and how much you spend. ...

The best years of your life?

The best years of your life?
Ansley Morris, Staff Writer November 13, 2019

It’s 6:45 am when your alarm goes off, but you’ve already been up for 30 minutes because there’s a rush of excitement and nervousness coursing through you. You literally couldn’t sleep.  It’s...

Private school kids in a public school town

Negative stigmas surrounding both public and private school students have always been around.  But do they need to be?
Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

Whether we like it or not, stereotypes are a thing. A bad thing. And prep school environments like Saint Stephen’s are no exception. Prep school students are often thought of as spoiled, privileged,...

Do Senior Speeches have the power to impact your life?

The Senior Speech, historically, has been an engine of change in the hearts of Saint Stephen's students.  Original art by Evanthia Stirou.
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...

Living with anxiety

Piece of artwork created by Saint Stephens Gauntlet member Evanthia Stirou.
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...

The journey of Reverend Rich Clark

Rev Rich visiting the beach with his wife and daughter.
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...

Guess who’s coming to town?

Saint Stephen's students in Tokyo at Disney Sea with Japanese students
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...

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

Someone counting money
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...

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