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Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 8 NFL power rankings

The Indianapolis Colts host the San Francisco 49ers at Lucas Oil Stadium on Oct. 8, 2017.

Evan Dorian, Reporter

November 5, 2017

Biggest Jump: Ravens, 15 spots Biggest Fall: Dolphins, 13 spots   1. Eagles (7-1, no change from last week) No surprise here. As long as the top team keeps on winning, it will stay right here. That’s exactly what the Eagles are doing - they cruised to a victory over the weak 49ers ...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 6 NFL power rankings

The Cincinnati Bengals visit AT&T stadium to face the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 9, 2016.

Evan Dorian, Reporter

October 22, 2017

Preface: Thanks to all who read last week’s power rankings and plan to tune in for my future sports writing contributions to The Lodge. Last week, I detailed my reasoning for moving every team up or down, and added a blurb about the player from each team that you’d be smart to pick up for your f...

Evan’s guide to all things NFL: Week 5 NFL power rankings

The Tennessee Titans take on the Jacksonville Jaguars at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on Oct. 27, 2016.

Evan Dorian, Reporter

October 13, 2017

1. Chiefs (5-0) The score of Sunday night’s bout with the Texans doesn’t tell the entire story of Kansas City’s dominance. Rookie standout Kareem Hunt continued to impress, despite being held out of the end zone for the second game in a row. Alex Smith is having what is perhaps the best sea...

Hidden gems: croquet is king

Bart Mueller, Contributing Writer

October 12, 2017

Croquet (pronounced crow-Kay) is a sport most people do not give much thought. When thinking of this sport, most people have images of an upper class British family enjoying a leisurely game on the lawn of their stately manor. In this stereotype, they would actually be mostly correct since the game w...

Gryphons commit: John Carter Hawkins

Senior John Carter Hawkins prepares to shoot the lacrosse ball. Hawkins committed to Rhodes College last week.

Bayard Anderson, Sports Editor

November 28, 2016

Senior John Carter Hawkins committed to play division three lacrosse at Rhodes College this past week. “I felt like a small liberal arts school was a good fit for me,” Hawkins said, “and the community is great.” Hawkins also wanted to thank his teachers, coaches, friends, family and God for hel...

Gryphons commit: Kate Murphy

Murphy (left) poses with her cousin Griffin Gearhardt. Both girls committed to Vanderbilt to play lacrosse.

Bart Mueller, Reporter

October 14, 2016

Sophomore Kate Murphy committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. this past August. Vanderbilt’s close proximity to home and tradition of  academic excellence played a major role in her decision. “I ended up choosing Vanderbilt because I wanted to pla...

Humans of Memphis

Josh Beitler works at Great American Cookies on Sunday, March 20. Beitler helped me pick out a cookie and talked about his life experiences.

Elise Fong, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016

Today began like any other day for me. I ran out to the mall to buy some things I needed, I went to Barnes and Noble to finish up some homework and look at new books, and later on, I started to get hungry. So, I thought, what better way to fight off my hunger than sweets? I quickly ran over to Great Am...


An iTunes library shows some of the songs people have been enjoying lately. We asked some of the high schoolers what their favorite songs are at the moment.

Rachel Ducker, Entertainment Editor/Copy Editor

March 16, 2016

The Gryphon Gazette went around the high school asking people what they are listening to at the moment. These are their responses. Let us know what you’ve been listening to lately in the comment section down below! Senior William McBride: “What Went Down” by Foals Senior Elise Fong: “Mallea...


A record player plays new music from Coldplay. Coldplay, G-Eazy and Kid Cudi all released new albums within the month of December.

Rachel Ducker, Entertainment Editor/Copy Editor

December 8, 2015

Disclaimer: Not all songs and artists reviewed are appropriate for all ages. Listeners’ discretion is advised. G-Eazy G-Eazy released his third studio album on Dec. 4, but it failed to live up to the hype. While the album does have great production and dynamics throughout, it lacks in other aspects....


Phones display new music from One Direction, Justin Bieber and Adele. All three artists released new albums this November.

Rachel Ducker, Entertainment Editor/Copy Editor

November 24, 2015

Recently, many big names in music have released their long-awaited albums. They have incorporated new sounds, transformed their songwriting and matured as artists. The records that they have produced have certainly not disappointed their listeners. Adele - 25 Adele’s long-awaited new album wa...

NewsGryphs try the Memphis Escape Rooms

NewsGryphs try Memphis Escape Rooms. All three groups failed.

Kendall LoCascio and Rachel Ducker

November 10, 2015

“I got to the parking lot, but I didn’t think it was the right place,” junior Channell Cole said. “When we were walking down those creepy stairs I said, ‘Kendall, where did you take us?’” Memphis Escape Rooms is brand new to Memphis, as it opened on July 20, 2015. Per request by ...

Gryphons commit: Avery Whitehead

Junior Avery Whitehead poses with the state runner up trophy. The Gryphons fell to Hutchison in the state championship game.

Bayard Anderson, Sports Editor

November 5, 2015

Junior Avery Whitehead has verbally committed to play Division 1 lacrosse at Furman University. “Whenever I compared it [Furman] to my other options, it was always better,” Whitehead said. “Also, Furman's team is new and super up-and-coming, so I really wanted to be a part of that.” Whitehead...