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The Gauntlet


The effects and misconceptions of sexual assault


Maddie Cashen

May 25, 2020

“I believe you.” Those are the words every survivor needs to hear as they drown under waves of emotional trauma and uncertainty about their own truth. That “I believe you” is the support and validation from another person, the hand reaching out to pull them from the water. And yet, many people...

Falcon entrepreneur finds ‘Cura’ for smelly sneaker problem

Standing in the middle in a red-and-white T-shirt is Papps, selling her product at a market in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer

May 16, 2020

The Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on everything, from businesses to living situations to world economies, and to life in general. During these times, it’s crucial to stick together help one another. This is what Hannah Papps, a Saint Stephen’s junior, is trying to do via her shoe freshener co...

Canoes, wilted lettuce, handwritten letters… What teachers are doing during quarantine

Mr. Whelan heads into the wild.

Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer

May 15, 2020

Let's face it-- your teachers are probably having a better time in quarantine than you are.  All teachers seem to have "something" that they're really into, whether that's the great outdoors or gardening or reading or cooking.  We decided to send out an email inquiring about their current activities ...

The untold pain of COVID-19

American health workers donning protective gear.  Photo credit: U.S. Navy

Dylan Zoller, Design Editor

May 5, 2020

When the COVID-19 pandemic began to sweep through the United States, many people became concerned with what would come next. First, there was the travel ban with China, then with the world, and then the cruise ships came rolling in, cruise ships with outbreaks at astronomical numbers (and some govern...

The unexpected opportunity of being quarantined

What better time than the present to start working on savoring these last few years at home? Original artwork by Evanthia Stirou

Caroline Gans, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Picture this: you’re on a vacation with your family in Hawaii. Every day you wake up excited to spend the day with them and see what adventures are in store in this new, uncharted territory.  Sounds fun, right? And it will be, for the week you and the fam are there.   Okay, well imagine that...

Stop social-media shaming people who don’t quarantine

Being home and staying safe is important during this time but so is spreading positivity.

Allie Serterides, Associate Editor

April 28, 2020

“Stop going outside and listen to the darn government!" Stay in your homes!"  "Some people disgust me!”  These are actual posts I've seen on peoples' social media platforms recently.   No joke. The reprimands were, obviously, in reference to the necessity for people to stay home to prevent the sp...

It’s time to start the school day at 8:45 am

Since the school has decided to remain virtual, we should start online classes at 8:45 am.

Sophia Berry, Staff writer

April 23, 2020

It's 7:30 am on a Monday morning, and I stumble out of bed to brush my teeth, eat breakfast, and get ready for the school day. Despite the fact that I'm not leaving my house, my first class is still bright and early: 8:00 am. As we head into the second month of remote learning,  the 8:00 a.m -3:00...

Teachers share what remote learning has been like for them

Mr. Johnson and Mrs. Gustavus share what the transition to online learning has been like from a teacher's perspective.

David Johnson, Maggie Gustavus, and Sully Maley

April 22, 2020

While students may be having difficulty adjusting to a virtual learning environment, teachers are seeking ways to adjust as well. The Gauntlet asked two Upper School teachers to share their thoughts on the virtual learning experience. _____ *The following reflection is from Mr. David Johnson, an English ...

Quarantine Bingo

This bingo features 25 things (some normal, others not so much...) you have possibly done during quarantine.

Sanna Lexhed, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020


Saint Stephen’s Bingo

Saint Stephen’s Bingo

Dylan Davis, Staff Writer

April 2, 2020

*Note-- the three top scores will earn SSESGauntlet laptop stickers.* Place an X over any Saint Stephen’s milestones you've experienced.  Then, count your score and comment with your #! All contestants are on the honor system.     ...

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