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Editorial: Leaving things in good hands

Annie Vento and Miriam Brown
May 16, 2017
Filed under Opinion

As we near graduation and the end of the year, it is easy for seniors to look forward to the end of high school and the beginning of college, forgetting all that they are leaving behind. It’s senioritis but on an emotional front: seniors have been thinking about the day they graduate high school for...

Brasileira in Tennessee

Brasileira in Tennessee

Fe Novoa, Contributing Writer
May 15, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

People who don’t know me may not know I lived in Brazil for 11 years of my life. Despite easily assimilating to American culture, nothing about me is American. Portuguese is my first language, and my instinct is to greet someone by kissing them on the cheek. I refer to people using their first name,...

Editorial: We are all Gryphons

Miriam Brown and Annie Vento
April 24, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Gryphon. That’s what you call both genders of the mythological creature. A female gryphon is not a “lady gryphon” or a “gryphoness.” Like other schools and colleges across the country, we include “lady” on some of our jerseys. Collierville High Schools calls their women’s teams the...

How to survive Heifer Ranch

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator
March 6, 2017
Filed under Opinion

I’m sure you’ve heard the stories and rumors about the horrors of the dreaded Sophomore Heifer Trip. But no matter how many stories you’ve heard from juniors and seniors who have survived, you may find yourself with more questions than you started with. So, what do you actually need to know? Here...

Under the mask

Caroline Zummach, Features Editor
February 13, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Today, high-schoolers are put under so much pressure to get into college that the college application process turns into a sales meeting to pitch their latest product: themselves. Students across the nation are given expectations that can only be met by overloading themselves with extracurricular ac...

Editorial: Make college affordable for everyone

February 10, 2017
Filed under Opinion

Senator Bernie Sanders received a lot of attention and support this past year for his stance that public colleges and universities should be free. In fact, it was a key reason he was particularly successful among millennials. The cost of college is something that is on every student and parent’s mind,...

Making a difference one march at a time

Making a difference one march at a time

Annie Murff, Opinion Editor
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Millions of men, women and children around the world took to the streets in order to promote the idea of women's equality and to support the continued struggle for women's right on Saturday, Jan. 21, only one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. When including protests taking place across ...

A Letter from the Lodge

A Letter from the Lodge

Annie Vento and Miriam Brown
January 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Splash Page

As you may have noticed by now, the Gryphon Gazette is no longer a newspaper, nor is it the “Gryphon Gazette.” Since November, we have been working to produce a new way to deliver you the news, and now, we would like to formally introduce you to the new student-run news publication of St. George’s,...

Five reasons why you should be St. George’s next beekeeper

Five reasons why you should be St. George’s next beekeeper

Annika Conlee, Reporter
January 22, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Will you be the next bee keeper? With senior Channell Cole graduating, St. George’s is in need of its next bee keeper, and there are five reasons why you should apply for the position. (1) It provides real life business experience. “It’s actual experience. It’s not theatrical. It’s n...

Are you prepared to surmount the “swoon?”

Are you prepared to surmount the “swoon?”

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator
January 11, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Have you heard of the “winter swoon?” Upper School Director Tom Morris defined it via email as the time of year that “gains momentum immediately following Thanksgiving and can last through President's day. Symptoms can include a shift of focus away from learning in favor of the holiday thoughts,...

Hamilton’s special number

Hamilton’s special number

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator
November 21, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Vice President-elect Mike Pence ran into an unexpected surprise when he attended a showing of ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway on Friday, Nov. 18. While the show itself played out as scripted, the cast said some closing remarks at the end of the show directed to Mr. Pence. "We, sir, we are the diverse America who are...

Racism or just rules?

Racism or just rules?

Regine Miller, Reporter
November 18, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“Hair is political.” These are the words of Charles M. Blow’s daughter, as stated by him in his New York Times OP-ED, “Age of Identity.” In a day and age in which more and more African Americans are embracing their natural hair, something that is widely viewed as controversial by schoo...