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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

Gavin Conner hard at work learning beneficial skills.

Should you get a job in high school?

Gavin Conner, Staff Writer April 26, 2022

Walden University estimates that about 30% of high schoolers are employed. It’s easy to see why: work by its very nature teaches workers not only new skills and time management but gives the worker a...

Heartbreak in high school can be tougher than you think.

Heartbreak in high school

Caroline Gans, Editor in Chief March 22, 2022

A few days ago, I was driving home from school when a song from one of my Spotify daily mixes started playing through my car’s speakers that completely took me aback. It was a song that I had neither...

Volodimir Zelenskyy visiting Eastern Ukraine in Spring of 2021. Picture by Simon Shuster.

The solution for peace in Ukraine

Jacob Gekht, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

Unless Putin is ousted from his entrenched position of power in Russia, military conflict and violence in Ukraine and its surroundings will most likely continue. There are, however, several ways to de-escalate...

Zendaya stars in HBO Maxs hit series, Euphoria, as Rue who actively struggles with addiction and mental health.

‘Euphoria’ isn’t as far from reality as we think

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor March 14, 2022

As you’ve been walking through the halls the past month, you’ve probably heard quite a few conversations about the hit HBO Max show, Euphoria. After a two-year hiatus, the series came back for its...

A stop sign to represent the need to realize that it might be time to take a break.

A reminder to take a minute to be present

Sanna Lexhed, Associate Editor March 2, 2022

What homework is due tomorrow? What should I pack for my trip on Friday? Where am I going to college? What if I do badly on my test tomorrow? Did I say the wrong thing to that one person today? These sorts...

pickles are praised in this review to many peoples favorite salty snacks

Anthropocene Review: “Ode to a Pickle”

Sophia Berry, Editor February 26, 2022

In May of last year, in the midst of the global pandemic, young adult novelist John Green published his first nonfiction book, reviewing the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene, as Green puts it, is “the...

TikTok can lead to its users finding themselves in a negative loop of comparison with others.

TikTok promotes self loathing

Caroline Gans, Editor in Chief February 25, 2022

According to my screen time analytics, I spend about half an hour on TikTok every day. For those who are unaware, TikTok is a social media platform where you scroll through videos that are usually around...

Boris Johnson announcing Coronavirus guidelines; the same rules he allegedly breached multiple times.

Rules for thee but not for me: Boris Johnson and ‘Party Gate’

Jackson Nealis, Associate Editor February 4, 2022

In these chaotic past two years, Americans have been, say, distracted by challenges at home. But if we take a moment to look up from our own situation and gaze across the pond at the political and social...

image of two cars hitting each other

Anthropocene Review: “Driving in Florida”

Sophia Berry, Editor February 1, 2022

In May of last year, in the midst of the global pandemic, young adult novelist John Green published his first nonfiction book, reviewing the Anthropocene. The Anthropocene, as Green puts it, is “the...

Shown above is Mulan from 2020 compared to the Mulan from 1998.

Have you ever seen an indie film?

Alex McLemore, Staff Writer January 25, 2022

“Hey, have you seen the new Spiderman movie?” This winter season, the long anticipated third installment of the MCU’s Spiderman hit the box office. As reported by Hollywood Report, the film accumulated...

The Formula One safety car with in the #WeRaceAsOne livery. Artwork by Evanthia Stirou

The hypocrisy of the righteous

Jacob Gekht, Staff Writer January 19, 2022

I’ve always had a keen interest in sports. Whether it was soccer, basketball, or recently Formula One, I’ve always found myself drawn to live athletics with loud and intimate atmospheres. Recently...

2021 seems to have been the year of spinoffs, but are they living up to their originals?

Don’t bother tuning in to today’s woke tv

Ansley Morris, Associate Editor January 18, 2022

One of the defining hallmarks of the 21st century has been numerous groups fighting for equality and acceptance, whether it’s standing up against racism, speaking out for LGBTQ+ rights, increasing diversity...

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