The Lodge

Shots fired

Students line up shots at trap practice. Studies have shown that there has been broader consensus on gun control than what may be expected.

Carolyn Lane, News Editor/Layout Editor

February 17, 2016

“People ask you ‘what do you have to have to drive a car?’ ‘A driver’s license,’ you know,” senior Will Courtney, an avid hunter since the age of nine, said. “A car is just as dangerous as a gun. It just matters who’s driving.” Courtney’s moderate stance on gun regulations may surprise som...

The alums are coming!

The respective new homes of alumni Taylor Owens, Owen Miller and Caroline Cannon are illustrated in a map. Owens, Miller and Cannon were the St. George's class of 2015.

Elise Fong, Opinion Editor

December 17, 2015

With Christmas break on the rise, many St. George’s alumni are returning home to freshly-made beds  and homemade food. The class of 2015 has been missed by many students, and they have been keeping busy while away at college. Whether it’s taking on a internship, injuring every body part possible or learning m...

‘Lifelong Gryphons’

Students participate in “the roller coaster” at the football state championship. The Gryphons proceeded to win the state title in front of over 220 students.

Miriam Brown, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2015

The Bleacher Creatures weren’t about to let a fence at an away football game keep them from celebrating a St. George’s win. Even though St. George’s students had been told that they were not allowed to run on the field to celebrate after the 38-21 win over Briarcrest on Aug. 28, they...

Through the lens

Senior Sophia Quesada poses for a photo while looking through her camera lens. For her SIS project she took photos of different students.

Annie Murff, Copy Editor

December 16, 2015

When students log on to The Teenage Experiment’s Instagram, they learn that sophomore Maggie Vento’s favorite place is the St. George’s beach and senior Caroline Green goes to Gibson’s Donuts with her dad on a regular basis. Students can keep scrolling and learn even more fascinating facts ...

Jenette McKurdy sparks excitement with students

Senior Harrison Schutt plays  with his band, Jenette McKurdy. Last year, the band played at the St. George's Carnival Day.

Caroline Zummach, Staff Writer

November 9, 2015

When walking into a Jenette McKurdy concert, one will find many people dancing until they sweat and singing their hearts out. One will be met with a jam-packed room of fans jumping up and down to the rock music of Jenette McKurdy. Jenette Mckurdy was formed when Harrison Schutt, Joseph Preston, Nicholas Ma...

True colors

Mr. Dennis Darling and his husband, Mr. Bryan Darling, pose the morning of their wedding in a car with a sign that reads “Just Married” in Italian. Their wedding was held last summer in Italy.

Annie Vento, Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2015

Soon to be featured in Martha Stewart Weddings magazine: the wedding of Mr. Dennis Whitehead and Mr. Bryan Darling, which took place in a castle outside Tuscany, Italy. While their wedding would have been difficult to imagine not long ago, it was made possible by events that transpired just w...

New faculty brings St. George’s to new heights

New teachers (from left to right) Mr. Jason Hills, Ms. Jessica Hardy, Mr. Sam Abrams and Mr. Jordan Wells pose for a picture in front of the school during the first fire drill of the school year. These four teachers came to St. George's from different schools and different states.

Annie Vento and Miriam Brown

September 21, 2015

More than 18 new faculty members joined the St. George's staff this fall, many of whom are new faces representing entire departments. Because of this, many branches of St. George's, including college guidance, theater, citizenship and science, now appear brand-new to returning students. After the...

St. George’s welcomes new head

Mr. J. Ross Peters visits the Agape Chapel in April. Mr. Peters will be assuming the role of Head of School in July.

Anna Marie Beard, Copy Editor

May 18, 2015

On January 5, 2015, St. George’s announced its selection of Mr. J. Ross Peters as the next head of school. This is a bittersweet moment for the school community as it marks the end of President William Taylor’s time at St. George’s. “I was here when [the Collierville campus] was just ...

Two left feet

Connor Funck ’16 and Annie Vento ’17 prepare to swing dance at Blue Suede Ballroom. At the practice, the instructor, Jonathan, taught the “neutral stance,” how to turn and how to swing your partner or be swung.

Annie Vento, Sports Editor/Copy Editor

May 14, 2015

As I picture myself walking into St. George’s prom, I am immediately greeted with couples dancing elegantly to music that my great-grandparents most likely listened to at their proms. The twirling and swinging is enough to enchant anyone. Although I never pictured myself being able to pick up...

Mind-altering math

Mind-altering math

Katie Boyle, Writer

May 13, 2015

The administration has added an extra math class to the middle school rotation by taking away a study hall one out of six days in the rotation in order to give students more time to develop their problem solving skills. In previous years, math teachers have taught their classes four days out of the...

A day in the life of a librarian

Mrs. Leah Allison works to improve the library by putting away a book that was put in the wrong spot, making it available for students to find easily. The library has been a fundamental part of the St. George's community since its founding, hosting a quiet place for studying and reading.

Emily Persons, Staff Writer

April 14, 2015

You walk in and then eventually back out. You go in looking for a leisure read, study time or help with resources and leave feeling accomplished. The one constant element every time is the librarian sitting behind the desk at the entrance of the library. However, what most assume is a boring and effortless...

The final challenge

The final challenge

Anna Marie Beard, Copy-Editor

April 13, 2015

The final hurdle every senior class has to overcome at St. George’s is Global Challenge. The second component of the senior class project, Global Challenge entails students being randomly divided into groups, and then selecting a global issue for their group to solve. Every group is assigned a guide...