The Lodge

Agreeing to disagree

Junior Emily O'Connell supports her political beliefs in a Bernie Sanders' shirt. O'Connell has felt politically isolated since she moved from New York.

Laura McDowell, Communications Editor

November 28, 2016

In junior Emily O’Connell’s household, an addendum might be made to the common phrase “Don’t bring politics to the dinner table” — or out in public. During what started as a pleasant dinner out, the O’Connells’ night ended after some uninvited guests made themselves known. The topic...

So it’s not just Trump and Hillary on the ballot?

Merryn Ruthling, News Editor

November 18, 2016

When you go to vote on Nov. 8, you might be surprised to find that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are not the only ones on the ballot. There are 18 people running for mayor, alderman and the school boards in Germantown and Collierville. These are the people who create and modify laws, pass the budge...

Family feuds

Eighth-grader Joy Huff and her mother act out their disagreement regarding the current election cycle. For generations, young people have been

more likely to share the beliefs of their parents than disagree.

Annika Conlee, Reporter

November 10, 2016

With the 2016 election fast approaching, politics have been coming to the dinner table all around the nation. “I talk with my family about politics every once and awhile,” junior Fe Novoa said. “Since my brother and I have different opinions, we would fight a lot, so now the conversation has...

Money on their minds

Senior Noah Pope shows off Cutco knives for a demonstration in this posed photo. Pope has worked at Cutco for two years and has reached 40 percent commission.

Annie Vento, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2016

When listening to senior Noah Pope speak about Cutco, one could be forgiven if for thinking he was describing Stratton Oakmont from “The Wolf of Wall Street.” “If you walk into a Cutco meeting and you’re sitting there, there’s tons of screaming, tons of cheering loud. It’s controlled chaos,”...

Hard Day’s Night

Senior Shoaf Robinson carries a tray of drinks at Rideway Country Club. Robinson has been working as a server's assistant for almost a year now.

Iona Yates, Entertainment Editor

September 29, 2016

Junior year. It's the most daunting time in any St. George's student’s life. The heavy course load, the beginning of the college process, the games, the prom - it can all be overwhelming. This was especially true for senior Shoaf Robinson, but to this, he added 30 hours of work per week. Robinson h...

Under the lights

A student performs on the stage at the Germantown Campus, home of the theater productions of St. George’s. The Gryphon Gazette will discover what it is like to be in a show at SGIS.

Caroline Zummach, Copy Editor

May 25, 2016

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to stand under the lights as an audience gazes at you while you’re acting out a part that you have never rehearsed or performed on stage? Well, that’s exactly what junior Elle Vaughn had to do on April 30, the last performance of the upper school spring come...

The Birds and The Bees

Junior Shane Horton poses with her chickens, Tupac and Doctor. Horton will be taking on leadership of the birds next year for The Birds and The Bees.

Annie Vento, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016

It’s hot. The sun is shining, and I can hear the wind in the grass and birds chirping around me. Instead of walking through busy hallways and making my way through the noisy crowds, I am surrounded by nothing but nature: the yellow flowers ahead of me, the hoophouse harvesting new vegetables on my right and the newly-built treehouse across the po...

Class of 2016

Class of 2016

Annie Murff, Layout Editor

May 15, 2016

Memorable. Fun. Innovative. School of Champions. Those are just a few words and phrases to describe the class of 2016. With creative SISs like The Teenage Experiment, Suburban Farms and Adam’s Army, this year’s seniors have paved the way for more impactful projects to follow. The class of...

Piecing Together A Better Community

Piecing Together A Better Community

Miriam Brown and Kai Taylor

April 16, 2016

For senior Paige Madison, the learning experiences in her fifteen years at St. George’s haven’t just been academic. She remembers how nervous she was on her first day of school when she joined 19 other students in the first class at the St. George’s Memphis Campus. Now, Madison is prepar...

Behind Closed Doors

Behind Closed Doors

Merryn Ruthling, Staff Writer

April 13, 2016

There is a secret group of students on campus. No one knows when they meet, where they meet or what they discuss. The results of their meetings are held so closely that no one who attends is allowed to speak of them outside of or after the meeting. This group of students is the Honor Council, and wh...

Cancer is no excuse

Adam’s Army has currently raised over $150,000 for St. Jude, $100,000 of which was raised at the St. Jude Marathon. Adam has received support from friends and family throughout this entire journey.

Kendall LoCascio, Features Editor/Copy Editor

March 26, 2016

Senior Adam Cruthirds walked 13.1 miles at the St. Jude marathon arm-in-arm with his friends, pumped with chemotherapy, adrenaline and the knowledge that he had a major surgery the next morning, but he crossed the finish line anyway. This was just another average day for Adam Cruthirds. Adam,...

An unsung hero

Mr. Ricky fixes a lightbulb in the library. Mr. Ricky has been responsible for much of the maintenance that is needed within the school for two years.

Caroline Zummach, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016

“Hey, Mr. Ricky! How’s it going?” These words are spoken dozens of times throughout each week in the halls of St. George’s to Mr. Ricky Higgenbottom, a kind and caring Facilities Associate and Transportation Specialist. Mr. Ricky was born and raised in Oxford, Miss. He fondly remembers play...