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Ten tips for Dance-Off you don’t want to miss

Ten tips for Dance-Off you don’t want to miss

Sophia Berry, Staff Writer

September 18, 2019

You enter the Upper School Commons in the Turner Building and it’s loud.  Really loud.  It's crowded with high schoolers and teachers and staff members. You can feel the tension, the animosity between the students of opposing grades. Everyone is pressed up against the railings, fighting for the be...

A creative solution for any problem

A creative solution for any problem

Alyssa Nucci, Staff Writer

September 17, 2019

As Saint Stephen’s evolves into a modern, world-class school, the artistic and “design” demands of the community continues to grow. Technology is taking over, and the need for clever designs, logos, websites, posters, merchandise, and more out in the community has never been greater.     ...

Ask and you shall receive: study pod arrives in US library

Ask and you shall receive: study pod arrives in US library

Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

Last weekend, an exciting new addition arrived in the Upper School library: a sound-proof, 8ft by 10ft study room (some are calling it a "study pod") for you and your friends to use, giving students a quiet place to work both individually and in groups.  Every year, juniors enrolled in AP English L...

Reserved Parking Spot fundraiser to be held every two weeks

Reserved Parking Spot fundraiser to be held every two weeks

Dylan Zoller, Staff Writer

September 10, 2019

So, what’s the story with the “Reserved Parking Spot” fundraiser that’s been happening the last few mornings outside the Turner Building? In the rise of a new era of Student Council, one which started with a fiercely competitive election season last spring, Vice President Max O’Dell has decided t...

What’s the move?

What’s the move?

Allie Serterides, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Imagine this. It’s Friday, school just ended for the week, and you and your friends are ready for a bumpin’ weekend. You hope it lasts forever— until you wake up Monday morning, complaining about how you didn’t do anything fun over the weekend.  Most small towns have that one place that ev...

Personifying SSES, one Googly Eye at a time.

Personifying SSES, one Googly Eye at a time.

Ansley Morris , Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

There’s a new trend taking the school by storm, and it’s a spectacle you’re going to need to see to believe. Eyebomb sightings have been made all over Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School this past Friday. Eyebombing is a way to humanize inanimate objects using googly eyes, for example, the fire...

Homecoming Dance moved up due to conflicts

Homecoming Dance moved up due to conflicts

Noelle Bencie, Staff Writer

August 30, 2019

For many Saint Stephen’s students, Homecoming season is an active way to kick off the new school year. With events like dance-off, face-caking, the homecoming court, Homecoming has always been the tradition that allows a break from the start of the hectic school year. Yet, like any tradition, it changes....

Club Fair comes to US Commons tomorrow

Club Fair comes to US Commons tomorrow

Allie Serterides, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Five days a week, seven hours a day, and a whole lot of stress. School can be rough sometimes. If you’re looking for ways to relieve the stress during those tough school days, then make you sure you head to the club fair tomorrow, Wednesday, during assembly. Located in the Upper School Commons, club fa...

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...

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...

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