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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

A reflection of my time in high school.

Dear Sophomores, it’s me again

Reese Williams, Associate Editor May 14, 2024

The first “authentically me” article I wrote For The Gauntlet was an open letter to my class called “Dear Sophomore Class.” At the time, I was writing because we had just finished our second homecoming...

Small habits, big impact

Small habits, big impact

Milaan Smith, Associate Editor May 10, 2024

Many humans navigate life by developing habits. The times they wake up in the morning, what route they take to work, even the time of day they take their pets out for a walk are all programmed habits that...

Social media can be extremely negative and depressing at times. Dont add to the cesspool of negativity. Art by Jackson Pakbaz

An open letter to hate comments

Jackson Pakbaz, Staff Writer May 8, 2024

Have you ever posted a pic you and your buds chilling at a gas station, showing off the new Chevy Camaro you just bought with your own money? Within minutes, the comments start popping up and one catches...

Is the SATs shift to digital a good thing?

Is the SAT’s shift to digital a good thing?

Laila Yavalar, Associate Editor May 7, 2024

What every high school student should know about the new and ‘improved’ digital SAT.  It’s true, technology is slowly taking over. The Scholastic Aptitude Test, known as the SAT, which acted...

Is stressing over your Act or SAT score even worth it?

Test-optional doesn’t really mean test-optional

Savannah Hrubar, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

Every Senior anticipates the day they get the letter from their “dream college” that says, “Congratulations on your acceptance.” Leading up to this exciting day, Seniors have a large list of requirements...

The case for private promposals

The case for private promposals

Yara Nimer, Staff Writer April 26, 2024

For a moment, let’s imagine what a promposal looks like. You walk through the halls, or you’re ambushed in class, friends and acquaintances are filming, and your proposer walks closer with a giant...

Pictured are the eight programs that made the list.  Which one is your favorite?

The best cartoons of all time

George Frano, Staff Writer April 19, 2024

Every now and then, people turn on some cable television and flip to their favorite childhood channel. As the channel changes to Nickelodeon and SpongeBob Squarepants, you are filled with nostalgia, reminiscing...

With 38 days till graduation, let student voices be heard. We want the ability to decorate our grad caps; we want the ability to be authentically ourselves on graduation day.

Let us be individuals, let us decorate our grad caps

Alex McLemore, Editor-in-Chief April 18, 2024

“I now declare you, on this 25th day of May, graduates of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School.” Seniors toss their decorated graduation caps, soaring them through the air, adorned with images of...

The image illustrates that even though january may feel like an eternity-- I can assure you-- the month will come and go just as any other.

Why January is the dumps, and I’m glad it’s over

Ariana "Ari" Chapman, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

January is the month after the best months of the year.  In October, you get to trick or treat, throw parties, dress up, and decorate. November you get a break, you get to see family and friends. Then...

All of the mentioned albums are showcased in a collage.

Eight albums you need to listen to before you die

George Frano, Staff Writer February 28, 2024

Everyone has individual music tastes that differ based on what one's parents listened to, where one’s from, and what relates to them the most. Therefore, the topic of best music albums is one of the...

When it comes to contemporary athletics, no sport is on the come-up quite like hockey. Art by Sarbeth Wester

Hockey is the best sport in the country right now

Ricardo Perazzolo, Staff Writer February 15, 2024

Everyone who follows sports hears the old heads talking about how the sport was better back in their day. When I was little I watched Neymar and to this day I’ll defend just how good he is while my dad...

If you follow my five tactics, Im sure the ref will be blushing so hard hell be as red as a tomato.

Your guide to getting along with high school referees

George Frano, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

*The following piece is satire. We’ve all been there, playing in a match, be it soccer, basketball, or lacrosse.  The crowd is going crazy, and the ref, well, the ref is making some questionable...

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