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the Gauntlet

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

the Gauntlet

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

the Gauntlet

Mr. Forrester is stunned by the progress of Hurricane Ian.

Hurricane Ian storms through school schedule

Julia Craig and Jackson Nealis September 26, 2022

After meeting earlier this morning, Saint Stephen’s administration announced that school will be closed from Tuesday, September 27th through Friday, September 30th. Updates will be posted on SSESonline...

Have no fear, your teachers are here

Have no fear, your teachers are here

Reese Williams, associate editor September 19, 2022

My head is pounding, my hand hurts from writing so much, and my eyes are only half open. It’s 10:30pm, and I have to wake up at 6am for school in the morning. Yet, I still have a comparative essay to...

The 2019 Pep Rally, featuring the Senior class performing a pirate inspired scene with their float.

Homecoming Week: what you need to know

Jackson Nealis, Editor in Chief September 12, 2022

Last Wednesday at assembly, the Student Council rolled out this year’s Homecoming theme: Through the Ages. Throughout Homecoming Week, from October 3 to October 7, students will be engaged in a week...

Senior Josh Sket devours his cookies.

HONEY, I shrunk the cookies!

Caylin Kitchner, staff writer September 6, 2022

As the advisory break bell rings, students rush to the lunch loggia. The line grows longer and longer with every second that passes…it's cookie break.  Every day at 10am, Falcons get a chance to...

Juniors Caylin Kitchner and Lexi Vega show off their new Spirit Shirts.

New-and-improved spirit shirts arrive

Julia Craig, Staff Writer August 26, 2022

Breaking News: Spirit Shirts for the 2022-2023 school year are here! And this year, expect to be pleasantly surprised with the new threads. For the first time ever, Spirit Shirts across all divisions...

Class of 23 kicks-off year with Senior Sunrise

Class of ’23 kicks-off year with Senior Sunrise

Michael Konkol, Associate Editor August 23, 2022

The first day of school was sent into motion with an early morning for the seniors, gathering together at 6:30am at the Moor Athletic Complex to celebrate their last-first day with the Senior Sunrise....

An egg sandwich can be a nutritious way to get through the school day.

Panera breakfast coming to SSES

Jackson Nealis August 17, 2022

Students heading back to classes on empty stomachs this week will be delighted with a new initiative this year: Panera breakfast in the Lunch Loggia.  Lunch Room Coordinator Mr. Ed McAvoy announced that...

Sophomores Isabella, Sienna, Sofia and Julia and juniors Sophia and Paige appreciate time together at prom.

Photo Gallery: Prom 2022

Reese Williams, staff writer April 27, 2022

Team Manatee placed 2nd at the State Commissioners Academic Challenge in Division One.

Falcons earn runner-up at state academic competition

Sophia Berry, Editor April 6, 2022

Saint Stephen’s Academic Team members placed runner up at the State competition over spring Break. Three competitors from Saint Stephen’s attended the Commissioner's Academic Challenge (CAC), a team-style...

The Lower, Middle, and Upper School art show will be held in the Sunshine Library in the Russel Building

All you need to know about Fine Arts Week

Sophia Berry March 18, 2022

Get ready for Fine Arts Week, which starts on March 18 and ends the following Friday on the 25th! We start off this celebration of the arts with the opening night of the Middle and Upper School musical...

Music Man broadway poster that displays title performs names.

‘Music Man’ controversy sparks change

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The long anticipated Music Man revival returned to the Broadway Stage February 10, 2022. This beloved show features stars Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster. We all know and love Jackman from his time as...

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