The Lodge

Two hands reach towards each other, leaving a space in between.

The Space In Between

Laura Beard, Editor May 7, 2019

On Feb. 26, the United Methodist Church voted against a plan that would allow each church to decide on whether to host LGBTQ weddings and would relax restrictions on LGBTQ clergy. To...

People with chronic illnesses created a supportive community for each other called the “spoonie community.” It was named for Christine Miserandino’s spoon theory.

Silent Struggle

Snowden Farnsworth, Editor April 22, 2019

One morning in Aug. 2016 I woke up unable to move. I was completely paralyzed. It almost didn’t surprise me. Over the past year, doctors had discussed diagnosing me with leukemia, lymphoma, neuroendocrine...



Mimi Young, Reporter April 10, 2019

If you scroll through 19-year-old Swedish model and social media influencer Emma Hallberg’s Instagram page, you will see pictures of her with plump lips, medium complexion, and curly hair, but in real...

I chose my word because society over-sexualizes black women at a very young age, more than they do any other race. - Kennadee Carlton

Colors You Can’t Ignore

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories April 1, 2019

"When I see racism in the news and stuff, I think ‘oh, that’s terrible. It’s happening to so many people,’” junior Kennadee Carlton said. “I never really think about how in a few years, this...

An illustration displays an avalanche with miscellaneous holiday items.

The Avalanche

Evan Dorian, Co-editor-in-chief January 15, 2019

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...

A christmas tree ornament hangs in the Collierville Square. Christmas trees have popped up all around Memphis as the holiday season descends.

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

Emma Bennett, Co-editor-in-chief December 24, 2018

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...

Mr. Smothers poses in the desert of Saudi Arabia, showing his joy even during Desert Storm. Waiting to be deployed into Iraq, Mr. Smothers had to make his own fun with his platoon.

Together We Serve

Cary Robbins, Editor December 21, 2018

“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....

Senior Sara Washington paints Ironwood’s blue on Cypress member and freshman Morgan Schrum. Paint-up was just one
of the many activities available on House Day.

Ten Points for GryphNation

Emma Bennett and Snowden Farnsworth November 28, 2018

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...

Senior Bryan Payne speaks out about the death of his brother at the March for Our Lives rally in downtown Memphis on March
24. Payne was one of many who spoke about how gun violence has affected the lives of those who live in the Memphis community.

Voices of the fight

Cary Robbins, Reporter May 17, 2018

"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...



Emma Bennett, Web Editor April 10, 2018

"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....

Pretty Privilege

Pretty Privilege

Lauren Purdy, Opinion Editor April 10, 2018

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,...

Maggie Murphy holds up a flag for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital during the St. Jude 5K race of 2017. This year, St. Georges had the most participants from the school come to the race and support Team Carson and Adams Army.

The saints come marching in

Cary Robbins, Reporter February 9, 2018

     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...

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