The Gauntlet

Letter to the editor: VOTE EXPERIENCED

Letter to the editor: VOTE EXPERIENCED

Alana Brader

April 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials

Disclaimer: The following article was submitted to The Gauntlet by junior Alana Brader, a member of the Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School student body. It does not necessarily represent the opinions of The Gauntlet or Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School. Having served on Student Council myself, I have lear...

Why beach day shouldn’t be a surprise

Why beach day shouldn’t be a surprise

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Note: The opinions expressed in this piece are those of the author's.  They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of the editorial staff of The Gauntlet.  Beach day is one of the most fun days of the school year. You get to go to the beach, hang out with your friends all day, and do no...

Student-Athlete: Does the latter term deserve more respect?

Student-Athlete: Does the latter term deserve more respect?

Cade Westberry, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As students at Saint Stephen’s, we are gifted with an incredible liberal arts education, setting us up not only for college but also for life. And like high schools across the country, many of our students participate in extracurricular activities beyond the classroom. These activities can be anything from...

Do you have a reputation?

Do you have a reputation?

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I’m sitting in bed, late on a Friday night with my iPad in my lap, half asleep with my dog Butterscotch next to me. My younger sister is sleeping across the room. I’m watching the movie Mean Girls on Netflix, when the montage of students talking about Regina George comes on. They’re gossiping about ...

Adjusting to life without a sister

Adjusting to life without a sister

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Features

During my freshman year, it wasn’t uncommon for people to ask how I felt about my sister leaving for college, especially in the months leading up to graduation. In an effort to keep the mood light, I would often joke, “Well, I get to have a bathroom all to myself, so that’s something.” L...

Be the change you want to see on campus

Be the change you want to see on campus

Ellie Lowe

February 21, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

The following article was submitted to The Gauntlet by senior Ellie Lowe, a member of the Saint Stephen's Episcopal School student body. It does not necessarily represent the opinions of  The Gauntlet or Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. This year there have been many changes in the Upper School: the sw...

Who will save the senior speech? (Editorial)

Who will save the senior speech? (Editorial)

Editorial Board

February 15, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Features

Note: The editorial board represents the opinions of the editors and staff of The Gauntlet. For those of us who have been part of the Saint Stephen’s community for longer than the past two years, we imagine senior speeches as engaging outlets for seniors to share stories and  reflect on their...

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Features

Many Upper School students simply can’t start their day off right without a Starbucks cup o’ joe in the morning before heading to class. Much of the country acts the same way–we just can’t get enough of our Starbucks.  But there may be a catch to that latte: a moral catch. A series of con...

Catching more z’s: How a later school start time affects SSES

Catching more z’s: How a later school start time affects SSES

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


Filed under Editorials, Features

Over the holiday break, I came across an article that addresses an increasingly prevalent issue in our national school system: how early school start times and resulting sleep deprivation are proving to be detrimental to the overall well-being of teens across the country, and how shifting that time coul...

Is Homecoming rigged?

Is Homecoming rigged?

Mark Gharby, Section Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

Homecoming Week is always the most hectic week of the school year.  It's fun; it's competitive; but is it rigged in favor of the seniors?  This question has been the talk of the hallways, so The Gauntlet decided to uncover the truth behind spirit point scoring and judging to set the record straight. Each...

Not-so privileged seniors: new changes to senior privileges cause stir

Not-so privileged seniors: new changes to senior privileges cause stir

Noah LaBelle, Section Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Showcase

With the 2018-2019 school year upon us, the Class of 2019 (like all classes before) is looking forward to the "senior privileges" that the previous Saint Stephen's classes have had. Senior privileges are traditional "advantages" on campus that each senior class earns as a result of three years of hard...