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The Yearbook Reveal

The Yearbook Reveal

Mark Gharby, News Editor

May 10, 2019

Last Friday, the Spirit Staff (a.k.a. "Yearbook") released the book we've all been waiting for. All four divisions--the Lower School, the Intermediate School, the Middle School, and the Upper school--convened in the gym (Hoagland Arena) for the annual Publications Chapel. The ceremony celebrates...

This is how to win a book award

This is how to win a book award

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Want to win a book award next year?  Easy: Just find your niche. Most people find themselves sitting in their chapel pews in early May for Departmental Awards (an academic recognition ceremony) with no idea about how the students heading  to the podium have gone about earning that prestigious “Book Awa...

College Pennant ceremony photo gallery

College Pennant ceremony photo gallery

Gauntlet Staff

May 1, 2019

On Wednesday, the entire upper school, along with the middle school, looked on in the commons as the college counseling office hosted the annual "Pennant Ceremony." During this lively ceremony, seniors place a pin on a map to announce the college they'll be attending to the hooting and hollering of...

SSES Culture mag “The View” arrives on campus Friday

SSES Culture mag “The View” arrives on campus Friday

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 30, 2019

On Friday, the entire Saint Stephen's community will gather in the Hoagland Arena to celebrate the annual Publications Chapel. You may know this colorful yearly gathering as "Yearbook Chapel," but the event also includes end-of-the-year presentations from the other two school-sponsored publications:...

Senior Showcase returns in full effect

Senior Showcase returns in full effect

Mark Gharby, Section Editor

April 29, 2019

This past Friday in the Upper School Commons, the class of 2019 hosted the first Senior Showcase in five years. The Senior Showcase (which went dormant due to participation issues), is a talent show hosted by the seniors for the purpose of bringing the school together through the "hidden" (or not...

Two positions remain open on Student Council

Two positions remain open on Student Council

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 26, 2019

You might think that election season is over and that you're out of luck. Well, think again. Due to a newly passed and revised student council constitution, the "Parliamentarian" and an "Operations Director" positions have been added as new members on the council. The Parliamentarian is in charge...

How to talk to a senior about college

How to talk to a senior about college

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

April 23, 2019

There are two types of seniors when it comes to bringing up the topic of college (what their plans are, where they're going, what their major will be, etc.). Type one: the seniors who are super excited about the college they’re going to and have a plan for what they want to accomplish in college a...

StuCo elections are coming up. Here are the dates and positions

StuCo elections are coming up.  Here are the dates and positions

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 15, 2019

StuCo (Student Council) elections are around the corner, and elections for the student-led governing body are open to the entire school. Student Council Executive Board (president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, publicist) speeches are set for assembly, in front of the upper school, on April...

It’s time for you to do nothing

It’s time for you to do nothing

Emily D'Amico, Managing Editor

April 12, 2019

Talk to any high school student, anywhere. Odds are they're incredibly stressed, and probably pretty tired. They likely feel like they haven’t slept in a week. During the week before midterms, I was walking through the halls when I overheard someone say, “I drank five 5-Hour Energy so I didn...

Photo Gallery: Senior Walk

Photo Gallery: Senior Walk

Josh Class, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The seniors take on Busch Gardens

The seniors take on Busch Gardens

Mark Gharby, News Editor

April 10, 2019

On Monday, while freshman, sophomores, and juniors in the Upper School attended regular classes, the seniors loaded up the buses and headed to Busch Gardens in Tampa, the culmination of the year-long spirit competition between classes. The buses departed school at 8:00 am and returned at 5:00 pm,...

Latin team wins state academic trophy

Latin team wins state academic trophy

Josh Class, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Last week, the Saint Stephen's Latin Club earned first place in the "Senior Division Academics" at the Florida Junior Classical League State competition (this is essentially the most sought out award there is). Here are Language Department Chair Mr. Revard's remarks regarding their success: For the...