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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...

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...

Host families still needed during IQ Week

Host families still needed during IQ Week

Sully Maley, Design Editor

April 9, 2019

The Upper School is searching for four host families for students from Maurick College, our sister school in Holland. The students will be here for all of IQ week to participate in an environmental program with Saint Stephen's students. Host students do not need to be in the IQ program with these...

Cade Westberry, Staff Writer

April 2, 2019

On Wednesday night at 7:30 pm, Lakewood Ranch High school will host a basketball game featuring some of the best seniors in the area for a fundraiser all-star game. In addition to the game, there will be two contests. There will be a three-point contest before the start of the game featuring the three...

Beach Day is coming sooner than you think

Beach Day is coming sooner than you think

Alex DeStefano, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019

Wednesday, March 20th, Student Council President Ashleigh Rodhouse made an announcement regarding the annual US Beach Day. Although the announcement was subtle, it gave us insight on when beach day could be... That is, any time after spring break (likely in the 2-3 week span from April 1-21).  Rod...

Addams Family Musical to show March 20th

Addams Family Musical to show March 20th

Olivia Elisha, Staff writer

March 6, 2019

The Upper and Middle school production of The Addams Family is coming up quickly.  In recent years, the plays put on by the theater department have only gotten better and better.  This one should not be missed.  The department's rendition of the classic television show and movie series is set in th...

Upcoming events

Upcoming events

Mark Gharby, News Editor

March 5, 2019

There's a lot of things coming up this month, from plays to art shows to college visits.  Here's a rundown of what's to come. Don't miss out on the upcoming college visits. Sign-up through Naviance a day in advance, and request permission from your teacher: University of Alabama - Friday, March ...

All new “Speech Week” for underclassmen English classes

All new “Speech Week” for underclassmen English classes

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Along with this year's No-cellphone Experiment, faculty are currently implementing another "experiment," one that the English Department has coined "Speech Week." According to English Department Chair Mr. Jamie Moore, this mini-unit is a solution to an issue AP Language and Composition students brought...