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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...

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...

Rosser in action as he commands his go-kart around a track.

Falcon Spotlight: Noah Rosser

Joseph Salu, Staff Writer April 30, 2021

As a freshman, he’s been part of a racing team since 2018, won regional races, and participated in a huge fundraiser. While social distancing has affected a lot of hobbies this year, go-kart racer Noah...

Senior Olivia Kerul won this year's Falcon Fiction Award for her story

Senior Olivia Kerul wins Falcon Fiction Award

Lina Graf, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

The Falcon Fiction Award is the official Saint Stephen's short story competition. Every year, the contest accepts 50-100 student submissions to be judged by a panel (Mr. Moore, Ms. Pommer, Mr. Hoonhout,...

The SSES Varsity Boys Lacrosse Team

Mullet Men: The story of the Saint Stephen’s Boys lacrosse team

Jordan Clark, staff writer April 26, 2021

The Saint Stephen’s varsity boys lacrosse team has had its fair share of ups and downs over the last several seasons. But despite the adversity, the team has adapted and become one of the most powerful...

In the wake of Ms. Johnson's departure from the Visual Arts program, how have the new teachers changed the curriculum?

What’s new in the Visual Arts Department?

Jules Pung, Associate Editor April 21, 2021
With the introduction of hybrid learning and two new faces in the art studio, I recently sat down with Art 1 teacher Ms. Lorelei Leibert and Ceramics teacher Ms. Kelly Wood to discuss some changes they've made to the Visual Arts program this year.
Students had the opportunity to choose the direction of the school in elections yesterday.

Student Council election results 2021

Jackson Nealis, Staff Writer April 20, 2021

Yesterday, elections were held for the Executive Board of the Student Council. We’re so proud of the diverse group of people who ran for these most important elected positions in the school. Here are...


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...

This colorful wall and message can be seen as soon as you walk in the shop.

Rise & Nye’s: An ice cream shop with a cherry on top

Ansley Morris, Senior Writer March 24, 2021

Inclusion. Jobs. Dignity. These are the three defining characteristics of one of Sarasota’s newest ice cream shops, Rise & Nye’s. After some complications due to COVID that set the opening date...

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