The Lodge

The Avalanche

The Avalanche

Evan Dorian, Co-editor-in-chief

January 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Or is it? What if the holiday season, generally perceived as being an epicenter of happiness, a hub for celebration and time with family, is actually what brings some people down this time of year? In a survey conducted by the National Alliance of...

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Emma Bennett, Co-editor-in-chief

December 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

Let’s say you’re a Christmas tree, or rather, a Christmas tree seedling. You’re going to want to be planted alongside some sister seedlings in a place where you can soak up the sun, roughly seven feet from your fellow tree friends. That’s about 350 million tree friends, by the way, planted all...

Together We Serve

Together We Serve

Cary Robbins, Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Showcase

“I joined the military because it felt like it was the right thing to do,” Middle School IPS teacher Mr. Mike Smothers said. “There wasn’t a war on. It wasn’t this heroic mission thing. It was more that, I wanted to contribute. I wanted to help in some way.” Mr. Smothers was a...

Ten Points for GryphNation

Ten Points for GryphNation

Emma Bennett and Snowden Farnsworth

November 28, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

It should have been an ordinary Friday morning, but an email the night before informing students of a shortened academic schedule suggested otherwise. From morning to noon, freshmen, sophomores and juniors confusingly rotated through their abbreviated classes wondering what awaited them at the e...

Voices of the fight

Voices of the fight

Cary Robbins, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

"When my brother died, the moment that someone told me that he had been shot, I actually thought it was a dream,” senior Bryan Payne said. “I didn’t want to believe that it was true. Why did it have to be him?” Cameron William Selmon, Payne’s older brother, was shot and killed when he was...

ADHD

ADHD

Emma Bennett, Web Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

"I thought it was early Alzheimer’s,” upper school history teacher Dr. Marianne Leung said. “I could not remember. People were saying ‘We talked about that yesterday’ and I had no memory of that. I wasn’t paying attention, so I never heard it. I had not forgotten. It is just my mind was not...

Pretty Privilege

Pretty Privilege

Lauren Purdy, Opinion Editor

April 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

Since she was a little girl, junior Alexis Turner has always been reminded that she had darker skin than those around her. “It’s always been kind of iffy stuff people have said. Moms would be like, ‘Hey, chocolate baby.’ Why do I have to be a chocolate baby? Just let me be a baby,” Turner...

The saints come marching in

The saints come marching in

Cary Robbins, Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

     When alumnus Adam Cruthirds was diagnosed with leukemia at age 16, his first response was one of bravery. “I am not afraid,” he remembers saying. His second response was the beginning of a journey. “What’s leukemia?” he asked. “I didn’t really know what that meant. And then ...

Focus of controversy

Focus of controversy

Lauren Purdy, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

This past August, the “Unite the Right” rally led by white nationalists in Charlottesville,Va. shocked the nation, as protesters violently demonstrated over the removal of a Confederate monument. One person died and several others suffered injuries after one white nationalist’s car plowed th...

CHAPEL

CHAPEL

Carolyn Lane, Editor-in-Chief

November 10, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

To some students, the changes to chapel services this year may have seemed small: we do not say the Pledge of Allegiance, we no longer recite the Honor Code, though both remain a part of assemblies, and in place of former chaplain Mr. Brendan Gorham, we have new guest chaplains for each service. Some...

Midtown oasis

Midtown oasis

Merryn Ruthling, Features Editor

October 23, 2017


Filed under Features, Local, Showcase

The revitalized Crosstown Concourse building is hard to miss – and not just because it’s a 1.5 million square foot building towering over Midtown’s skyline. Abandoned for 17 years, the Sears Crosstown Building reopened its doors Saturday, Aug. 19 to showcase a mixed-use urban vill...

Technology upends the music industry

Technology upends the music industry

Carolyn Lane, Jada Page, Linsey Sparks, and David Deloso

August 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The digital revolution has upended many industries but none more than the music industry. “It’s changed a lot and I feel like it’s changing everyday,” Wil Reeves, owner of Centro Cellar Studio in Columbia, said. For a large part of the 20th century, recording studios relied on analog technology,...