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the official student-produced news site for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

the Gauntlet

Photo from Cum Laude induction in 2019. (names listed from left to right) Maria Erquiaga , Hailey Mallard, Augustus Bayard, Catherine Van Keuren, Hailey Kadivar, and Kassandra Haakman.

Everything you need to know before the Cum Laude Society induction

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer April 17, 2024

The Cum Laude Society is a big deal, and for many, it is the most prestigious honor society that exists in academia. On Friday, April 19th, the Cum Laude Induction Ceremony will be held in the chapel...

Seniors, Juniors tie in unprecedented Spirit Competition finish.

Seniors, Juniors tie in unprecedented Spirit Competition finish.

Andrei Black, Associate Editor April 12, 2024

For the past decade, the answer to who would be headed to Busch Gardens as the victor of the Spirit Competition has always been the Seniors.  But this year, a strong Junior class threatened upend the...

Drop your used shoes off at one of the fundraiserss designated bins.

Shoe Drive ties together Saint Stephen’s community

Grace Baxendale, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

From March 4th to March 28th, the Freshman class is hosting a cross-divisional shoe drive. Partnered with GotSneakers, the fundraiser is accepting new and slightly worn shoes for donation to local families...

A Lovely Night Awaits!

A Lovely Night Awaits!

Sarah Black, Staff Writer March 27, 2024

Get ready to step into a world of glitz, glamor, and a sprinkle of movie magic because this year’s prom is taking you straight to La La Land! Get ready to dance under the stars and create memories that...

Understanding the reason for the nos can help ease the heartache involved and give you a better outlook on your decision.

Understanding the changing college admission scene

Alex McLemore, Editor-in-Chief March 25, 2024

Imagine opening your phone to a notification reading, “There has been an update to your Florida State University portal.” You eagerly sign in, awaiting the decision that could change your life. The...

Financial aid, particularly in the form of school vouchers, is a necessity for many who attend private schools, unless the school can provide the funds directly, as is the idea for SSES.

The move to decline the Step Up scholarship will ensure academic independence

Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer March 13, 2024

In July of 2023, the state of Florida expanded the Florida Empowerment Scholarships, which provides money from the Department of Education to families that wish to send their children to a private school....

Argentina exchange students pose with Freddy Falcon.

The Argentina students have landed in the nest

Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer March 5, 2024

After a delay in their travels due to a pilots’ strike, our sister school exchange visitors from Colegio Nacional de Monserrat in Argentina have arrived. As the students acclimate to life here at...

In February, a group of Saint Stephens students and their chaperones visited the Eisbjerghus Efterskole, our sister school in Denmark, for an exchange visit.

Denmark sister school visit leaves a mark on returning Falcons

Kavi Riedi, Staff Writer March 4, 2024

On Monday, a group of four boys, seven girls and two teachers returned from a nine-day journey to our sister school in Denmark, Eisbjerghus Efterskole. Earlier this year, Danish students visited Saint...

Rock out this Saturday at Rock the Mac.

Major live music event to Rock the MAC this Saturday

Reese Williams, Associate Editor February 27, 2024

Mark your calendars for this Saturday, March 1st, because it’s time to Rock the MAC.  Saturday’s Rock the MAC concert event promises to be a night filled with fun, friends, and fantastic music....

Budget-friendly dates for Valentines day include cooking together, drive-inn movies, beach days, and museum visits.
Art created by Yara Nimer via Canva.

Budget-friendly Valentine’s Day date ideas

Yara Nimer, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

“We fancy like Apple bees on a date night.”  That’s what Walker Hayes sings in his popular romance tune “Fancy Like,” a song that puts us all in our feels…  And we’re fancy like that here...

Winter Spirit Night will feature a number of spirit events, including ping pong, Mario Kart,

Winter Game Night rebranded as ‘Winter Spirit Night’

Kieran Cloutier, Staff Writer February 6, 2024

Winter Formal became Winter Informal, which become Winter Game Night, which became Winter Spirit Night. In a surprise move on Tuesday afternoon, the Student Council met to rebrand Winter Game Night...

A group of sophomore boys (Dylan Kinder, Jackson Pakbaz, George Frano) take part in a lesson demonstrating how the brands we support impact the world.

WinAtSocial sparks change at Saint Stephen’s

Sarah Black, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Last month, Saint Stephen’s introduced an exciting new learning initiative, “WinAtSocial,” run by The Social Institute, that will become a part of the advisory program in all four divisions in years...

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