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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

Genetic engineering is the future of our society, and it's not a good thing.

Designer babies: want one?

Lauren Schindler , Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Of all the greatest scientific achievements in the history of mankind, genetic engineering in humans may be the most remarkable and exceptional. Imagine being able to “design” your future child, choosing...

Most pedestrian related accidents are because of distracted walkers on their phones.

Attention walkers: Put that phone in your pocket

Lauren Schindler, Staff writer May 11, 2021

It’s around 5:30 pm on a Friday afternoon. After a long day of work or school, all you want to do is get home. But instead, here you are, driving around a busy Publix parking lot trying to find a spot...

Is thirteen old enough to really navigate social media?  Connor Grindal doesn't think so.

How young is too young for social media?

Connor Grindal May 10, 2021

Social media has become integrated in our society. Statistics show that 69% of adults use at least one social media app. However, the same study shows that 81% of teens use social media. This makes sense,...

The controversy over whether to hike the minimum wage to $15 is soon to come to a head.

The true cost of minimum wage

Connor Davis May 7, 2021

How would you like to make more money than you’re making right now? It’s an easy answer. Of course! Who wouldn’t want to make more money? Well that’s part of the reason the Biden administration...

Many inexperienced lifters put themselves at risk of injury by incorrectly performing exercises such as the deadlift.

The toxicity of modern gym culture

Sully Maley, Editor in Chief May 4, 2021

As an avid gym-goer, I often encourage many of my friends to work out more frequently. A healthy exercise routine consisting of a good balance between cardio and strength training can deliver a host of...

What is the mental monster? In this piece, senior Olivia Kerul discusses the mental taxation that school exerts on students.

The mental monster

Olivia Kerul May 3, 2021

Schools are killing children. The mountains of homework, the pressure of grades, and the looming idea of preparation for college becomes just as effective of a weapon. The stresses of education continues...

Original art by staff artist, Evanthia Stirou, represents the idea that strong and healthy is greater than skinny.

Ansley’s column: Strong > skinny

Ansley Morris, Senior Writer April 27, 2021

As I’ve shared earlier in the year, I spent a good portion of my past year dealing with and recovering from an eating disorder that brought with it with the deadset determination to be nothing but skinny—...

Schools should teach cursive due to the many benefits that it has.

Is cursive making a comeback?

Lauren Schindler , Staff Writer April 19, 2021

Before coming to Saint Stephen's, I had been to four other schools, none of which taught cursive. I could barely even read it. The majority of the other students in my class had been attending SSES for...


How America’s ‘fear culture’ disrupts the transition into adulthood

Jules Pung, Associate Editor April 7, 2021

I could still hear the distant boom of fireworks long after my parents had gone to bed. Despite the tensions surrounding the pandemic, my family’s New Year’s celebration was still filled with copious...

Dr. Suess, a beloved children’s author, has come under increased scrutiny for insensitive racial depictions.

Oh the Things That You’ll Find: Seuss scrutiny rocks Culture War

Jackson Nealis, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

When you opened up a classic Dr. Suess book as a kid, you probably were transported to a fun, wacky world where cats in hats turn up on rainy days and characters dine on green eggs and ham. However, Americans...

Art by: Evanthia Stirou.
Depicts the two main parties and a meek third party.

Third party voting is a waste

Caroline Pope, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

Voting for a third party candidate is throwing away your vote, but that’s only because the political climate in America has made it that way. Throughout American history, you can see party after party...

More time between the bells would mean more time to use the restroom, meet with friends, take a walk, and decompress.

Is the five-minute break between periods enough?

Joseph Salu, Staff Writer March 18, 2021

Picture this: It’s 8:45 AM and the bell just rang. You finish up your marine science class (yes, all the way by the McLewis Bayou), and you’re now expected to trek back to the far end of the upper...

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