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Falcons crush at Latin States; several members win State titles

The Latin team poses with all the trophies and ribbons they earned
Kassandra Haakman, Co-Editor in Chief April 27, 2018

Last week, the Saint Stephen’s Latin Team spent three days, from April 18 until April 20, in Orlando to participate in the State Latin Forum. Students from both the Middle School and the Upper School...

Under the sea: Marine Science program takes SSES to next level

Under the sea: Marine Science program takes SSES to next level
Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer April 13, 2018

Living in Florida is an experience unlike most in other states around the country. Thousands of people move here every year to soak up our warm weather, sunny skies, and world-class beaches. For many...

After Parkland, Saint Stephen’s reflects on safety, gun control

After Parkland, Saint Stephen's reflects on safety, gun control
Nicholas Mattheys, Staff Writer April 9, 2018

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Las Vegas, and now Parkland. School shootings, in fact, shootings in general, are spreading like a plague across America.  There have been seven since the beginning of 2018....

Meaningful community service: Boys and Girls Club

Meaningful community service: Boys and Girls Club
Kassandra Haakman, Co-Editor in Chief April 4, 2018

Community service, being a requirement for graduation, is an important part of being a student at Saint Stephen’s. Students start early in middle mchool with regular community service trips during the...

What should you watch next? Students share their top Netflix picks

What should you watch next? Students share their top Netflix picks
Kassandra Haakman, Co-Editor in Chief March 15, 2018

Netflix, despite being relatively new, has become really popular and has even served to replace cable television for many people. This isn’t any different among Saint Stephen’s students, as most...

Ready for Powder Puff next Friday? Here are the do’s and don’ts for the big game

Ready for Powder Puff next Friday?  Here are the do's and don'ts for the big game
Ryan Thompson, News Editor March 13, 2018

For this year’s Gym Day, a recently added festivity is drawing some hype: “Powder Puff” football is coming, and the students are all about it. Powder Puff football is a much-loved game at many...

Mock Trial headed to States! Gauntlet Wednesday to honor team

Mock Trial headed to States! Gauntlet Wednesday to honor team
Kassandra Haakman, Co-Editor in Chief March 12, 2018

On March 3rd, the Saint Stephen’s Mock Trial team traveled to Sarasota to compete in the circuit 12 competition, which includes schools from Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto counties. Their performance...

Falcon wrestlers compete in the state tournament; Manning places 4th in state

Falcon wrestlers compete in the state tournament; Manning places 4th in state
The Gauntlet Staff March 5, 2018

On March 2nd and 3rd, Saint Stephen's sent three wrestlers to the Silver Spurs Arena in Kissimmee, Florida. The wrestlers who competed at the state tournament were Jake Manning (Junior), Max Manning (Senior)...

Whoa. 6th period film class taught by a student? Yes, yes it is

Luke Valadie leads a lesson on the classic Japanese film
Nicky Mattheys February 27, 2018

This school year, the English department introduced a new junior/senior seminar which endeavors to study films and analyze the art of film construction. This seminar, which is currently in session...

Picking your first car? Here are five “fun” cars your parents may actually support

Picking your first car? Here are five
Ryan Thompson, News Editor February 22, 2018

For those of you out there looking for a new car, there are plenty of options. However, whether you have any say in what your first ride will be is another issue. If you get to take part in the decision-making...

When was the last time you read a book? Five reasons to get back into reading

Sophomore Paul Williams enjoys a good book.
Kassandra Haakman, Co-Editor in Chief February 21, 2018

With the development of new technology, such as tablets, computers, and video game consoles, and the upswing of social media, people have been reading less. They've started filling the gaps between...

The future of chapel is in your hands, according to Student Vestry

The future of chapel is in your hands, according to Student Vestry
Jaclyn Schlossberg, Staff Writer February 13, 2018

This week during chapel and advisory, the Student Vestry (the body of students that manages chapels) reached out to students and the community for new ideas regarding what to do during our chapel time. The...

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