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Mrs. Cotton enjoys her awards.

Teacher Superlatives

Reese Williams, Staff Writer May 12, 2022

Last week, The Gauntlet asked the student body to vote in our Teacher Superlative survey.  We compiled results from over 100 Falcons.  Each category was a close contest, but the votes are in! Most Unique:...

High school relationships: the Ups and Downs

High school relationships: the Ups and Downs

Gavin Conner, Writer May 12, 2022

High school relationships are a thing that many teens look forward to. According to Pew Research, about 35% of high school students are in relationships. It's a common conception at Saint Stephen's, and...

Advice for the upcoming exams from students and teachers

Advice for the upcoming exams from students and teachers

Reese Williams, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, many students are figuring out how to balance regular school work, sports, and most importantly, studying for exams. This is a very stressful time for most students,...

Globe showcasing various flags belonging to different counties around the world.

Sister school visits are coming back to SSES

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor May 2, 2022

Saint Stephen’s has enjoyed a significant international student population for decades and is always looking for new ways and opportunities for students to expand their global perspectives. Global...

Mr. Huff enjoying nature

Falcon Spotlight: Mr. Huff

Jacob Gekht, Staff Writer April 29, 2022

If you have gone through seventh grade at Saint Stephen’s, you most likely had Mr. Huff as your history teacher. The class involves an extensive study of international and domestic history but I, along...

Dr. Pullen poses for the camera

Voices in the Nest: Dr. Jan Pullen

Reese Williams, Staff Writer April 12, 2022

Dr. Jan Pullen has been the head of school here at Saint Stephens for 34 years. She is a talented and respected leader, and recently, she announced that after the 2022-2023 school year is over, she will...

Captain Affolter triumphed over struggles in his youth to become a successful police officer.

Voices In The Nest: John Affolter

Gavin Conner, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Captain John Affolter is the Director of Campus Security here at Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. Mr. Affolter grew up in Bradenton and worked for the Bradenton Police Department for twenty eight years,...

On Friday, the football field will be alive with competitive Field Day activities.

Everything you need to know for Field Day

Jackson Nealis, Associate Editor March 22, 2022

With Field Day fast approaching, we at the Gauntlet wanted to take this time to give you all the information you need about this upcoming event. Field Day will be held this Friday, March 25th from...

The Pioneer Plunge IQ option for Juniors demonstrates the benefits of hands on learning.

Interim Quest options revealed

Jackson Nealis, Associate Editor March 21, 2022

Yesterday during lunch, Upper School students in grades 9-11 were introduced to this year’s Interim Quest or IQ options. Today, we’re going to dive into which programs are being offered, when they’re...

The AP Spanish Class signaled a potential return to field trips with their visit to the Dali Museum.

AP Spanish visit to Dali Museum marks return of field trips.

Jackson Nealis, Associate Editor March 14, 2022

Most students look forward to leaving school for a day to learn on a field trip and last Tuesday, Señora Gustavus’s AP Spanish Language and Culture had that opportunity. The Salvador Dali museum in...

Here are the details, and student opinions, about the recent changes made to the dress code this week.

Major changes to the dress code announced

Sophia Berry, Editor March 8, 2022

Last Thursday, March 3rd, Mr. Forrester announced some changes to the dress code. During the pandemic, the dress code had been allowed to fall by the wayside, as teachers were more focused on enforcing...

Finding the perfect balance between summer sun and portfolio isnt so hard.

The perfect summer

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer February 15, 2022

My friend pulls up outside my house in her gray Acura. The passenger seat has piles of fast food bags blocking the seat. After I finally make room for myself, we drive, windows down, along Manatee Avenue...

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