The Lodge

Silent Struggle

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

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 tumors, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease and West Nile Virus, to name a few. At that point, I...



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 life, she is a white woman with straight hair, thin lips, and a light complexion. This is the social...

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 could happen to me.” Carlton is not alone in worrying about racism. A study by NBC news found...

The Avalanche

An illustration displays an avalanche with miscellaneous holiday items.

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 brings some people down this time of year? In a survey conducted by the National Alliance of...

Where Do Christmas Trees Come From?

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

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 feet from your fellow tree friends. That’s about 350 million tree friends, by the way, planted all...

Together We Serve

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.

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. It was more that, I wanted to contribute. I wanted to help in some way.” Mr. Smothers was a...

Ten Points for GryphNation

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.

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 juniors confusingly rotated through their abbreviated classes wondering what awaited them at the e...

Voices of the fight

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.

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 to be him?” Cameron William Selmon, Payne’s older brother, was shot and killed when he was...



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. 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

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

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

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 was the beginning of a journey. “What’s leukemia?” he asked. “I didn’t really know what that meant. And then ...

Focus of controversy

The statue of general Nathan Bedford forrest stands above the burial site of Forrest and his wife. The statue of the confederate general and early member of The Ku Klux Klan was erected in 1905.

Lauren Purdy, Opinion Editor

November 10, 2017

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...