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Dress code to be held to a higher standard this year

Dress code to be held to a higher standard this year

Allie Serterides, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The 2019-20 school year is in session and faculty and administration have shown renewed vigilance in addressing dress code violations. Getting a jump start this year, on the first official full day of school, teachers and administration seized eight infractions of the dress code.  Last year, the...

Losing the love for love songs

Losing the love for love songs

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

The clock reads 7:20 when you hop in the car for your early morning commute to school. Fastening your seatbelt and pulling out of the drive, you flip through radio stations to get your daily dose of kick-back tunes. You turn up the volume and nod your head to the rhythm, only to notice an awfully repet...

Letter to the editor: VOTE EXPERIENCED

Letter to the editor: VOTE EXPERIENCED

Alana Brader

April 22, 2019

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...

Thoughts on prom (from a senior who hates social events)

Thoughts on prom (from a senior who hates social events)

Emily D'Amico, Managing Editor

April 22, 2019

I've done the math and there've been ten dances that the school's hosted since my freshman year, plus last year's winter "informal" event, making that that a total of eleven social events hosted by Saint Stephen's. I've been to two. I'm a person who easily gets anxious in large crowds with lots...

Why beach day shouldn’t be a surprise

Why beach day shouldn’t be a surprise

Olivia Elisha, Staff Writer

April 11, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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 high...

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

What really goes into your Starbucks coffee?

Jules Pung, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

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

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...

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