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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

A top view of the decorations on the dance floor.

Aly’s Column: You missed out on Winter Formal

Alyson Folkens, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

A couple of weeks ago, the Saint Stephen’s Student Council held a Winter Wormal in the school gymnasium. Like many of my peers, when I first heard about it being held in the gym, I imagined a gloomy...

Once a joy for many kids, reading is seen as a chore for many Upper School students.

Bring back the love of reading

Laila Yavalar, Staff Writer January 25, 2023

Reading. It used to be one of my favorite things to do in elementary school, but now, I resent it. At one point, I was so obsessed with reading that I’d take my tests as quickly as possible just so I...

Benefits of bringing a lunch from home

Benefits of bringing a lunch from home

Alyson Folkens, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

By the time fifth period begins, my stomach is growling like a rabid dog. It’s like clockwork. As the class comes closer to an end, I impatiently watch the clock, waiting for the 12:40 bell to ring....

Ms. Fleming poses after her college graduation from UF in 2019.

SSES welcomes a new college counselor

Reese Williams, Associate Editor January 23, 2023

This year we have had the wonderful College Counselor Mrs. Hasbrouck take on the responsibility of being the only counselor. She’s amazing, of course, but that is a big job for one person to do alone....

A Warrior Asian betta fish posing for a photo

You should raise a fish

Joshua Sket, Staff Writer January 11, 2023

As a new father to a fish named “Figglebottom,” I'm here to share an experience that has really impacted in the recent months.  Raising a fish can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience, but it does...

Albums to listen to before you die (Sket’s pick)

Albums to listen to before you die (Sket’s pick)

Joshua Sket, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

Welcome to Part I of a three-part series in which your very own beloved author shares some of the best and brightest music of all time.   In this part, I will be picking my top albums that YOU need...

Carefully planning a New Years resolution is one step to actually making it happen.

Make your New Year’s resolution count

Caylin Kitchner, Staff writer December 14, 2022

Picture this: it’s December 31st, the New Year is quickly approaching, and the stress of coming up with resolutions comes to the forefront. Family and friends gather around the dinner table and share...

Mr. Mazzarelli has been all around the world, but fortunately for us, hes landed here.

Mr Mazzeralli Falcon Spotlight

Yara Nimer, Staff Writer December 8, 2022

This year, Saint Stephen’s welcomed a new Mandarin teacher to the Upper and Middle school. Mr. Jack Mazzarelli came from Taiwan, having moved to Florida three weeks before the semester started. The minute...

The deepest and sharpest infrared image of the distant universe to date, showing thousands of galaxies. This slice of the vast universe covers a patch of sky approximately the size of a grain of sand held at arm’s length by someone on the ground.

Why Astronomy Rocks

Alyson Folkens, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

Astronomy is the study of everything beyond the earth's atmosphere, covering more physical material than any other subject. There’s so much beyond our sky including moons, meteors, black holes, and stars...

Photo taken by Dr Jeungling

“Falcon Journey” Dr. Juengling

Danny Dodaj, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

Dr. Juengling is a Saint Stephen’s alumna and she graduated in 2006. Many of her school-age years were spent on the campus. As she looks back on her year here at SSES she recalls why she decided to come...

Photo by Ms. Turconi

Falcon Journey: Ms. Turconi

Danny Dodaj, Staff Writer November 2, 2022

After the retirement of Upper School Administrative Assistant Mrs. Lori Desmerais, the school had a challenging task of finding her replacement. After a long search, it seems like we've found the perfect...

Senior Anthony Monetti shares his love of soccer with the primary students of Hernando De Soto School in Barcarrota

Falcon Spanish students go beyond the classroom with cultural exchange to Spain

Jackson Nealis and Daniel Schnur October 26, 2022

From October 13th to October 22nd, members of the Spanish 5 Honors, Spanish 6 Honors and AP Spanish Language classes experienced a rare opportunity to travel to several cities of Spain as a part of their...

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