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Konkol leads Falcons past BCS and onto state semifinals

Konkol leads Falcons past BCS and onto state semifinals

Sully Maley and Dylan Davis

November 7, 2019

Many students at Saint Stephen's would describe Junior Matthew Konkol as a soft-spoken kid. Known by many as one of SSES’ most exceptional students, he takes challenging classes and maintains a near-perfect GPA, all while playing three sports. Still, he’s often quiet and keeps to himself. But his performa...

Argentinian sister school visit comes to an end

Argentinian sister school visit comes to an end

Sophia Berry, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Last Wednesday, October 23, eight students, along with their teacher, arrived from our sister school, Colegio Nacional de Monserrat in Cordoba, Argentina. The Estudiantes stayed in Bradenton with their host SSES families for 15 days, spending time at Saint Stephen’s and visiting local attractions ...

Is Climate Change really upon us?

Is Climate Change really upon us?

Caroline Gans, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

In 1910, President William Howard Taft founded Glacier National Park in Montana. At the time of its creation, its grounds were home to about 150 glaciers.  Now, there are less than thirty. As people start to see drastic, fast-moving changes in the environment like these, they are taking action. Recen...

The end of football?

The end of football?

Dylan Davis, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

In recent years, concussion studies have shown that football has a startlingly high concussion rate: 6.4 concussions per 10,000 athletic exposures (an athletic exposure or "AE" is defined as one athlete participating in one game or practice).  As a result of the hard-to-swallow numbers, the safety of ...

Top five local coffee shops you don’t want to miss

Top five local coffee shops you don’t want to miss

Aiden Kovich, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Every morning, the people of B-town rise to go to work or school. And every person’s routine probably differs a little from their next, but almost all share one common thread: coffee. If you identify as a coffee-lover, you've probably been to a few of the shops around town. But maybe your knowle...

Costume dress-up day on Halloween; here’s what you need to know

Costume dress-up day on Halloween; here’s what you need to know

Allie Serterides, Associate Editor

October 28, 2019

Thursday, October 31st, marks the only holiday that allows people of all ages to be whatever they want for just one night.  Halloween is finally here! Unfortunately, this year, Halloween falls on a school night (Thursday), leaving students in a predicament of whether or not they should do their homew...

Popular Netflix film ‘Tall Girl’ stirs controversy

Popular Netflix film ‘Tall Girl’ stirs controversy

Ansley Morris, Staff Writer

October 25, 2019

In the past few years, there has been an increase in movies and TV series attempting to raise awareness of teenage issues. Bullying is a popular topic among these films. About a month ago, Netflix released a new film called Tall Girl. The movie revolves around the struggles of a “vertically-blessed...

Faculty Soundtrack Video

Faculty Soundtrack Video

Cam Vining and Ty Barker

October 24, 2019

Top hidden talents on campus

Top hidden talents on campus

Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Disclaimer: The following piece is humorous in nature.  Have fun! Saint Stephen’s is known as nothing short of an excellent school-- both academically and athletically. Thus, as you can imagine, the talents from the student body, both hidden and overt, can be truly shocking to the soul.  W...

Falcon Spotlight: Mia Mariano

Falcon Spotlight: Mia Mariano

Allie Serterides, Associate Editor

October 15, 2019

Each and every year, Saint Stephen’s gains students that bring new flavor to the school, whether it’s athletically, creatively, or academically. This school year, sophomore Mia Mariano is spicing up the student body with her fashion line, an inventory of fashion threads that Mariano has designed from ...

Best nicknames on campus (and where they came from)

Best nicknames on campus (and where they came from)

Jacob Whorf, Staff Writer

October 14, 2019

What is it about us that makes us keen on nicknames?  Why do we hear so many different monikers in the hallways, instead of just using given names? Turns out, most nicknames around SSES (and abroad) have interesting backstories.  So, what gives?  Why are nicknames so prevalent? A nickname is d...

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