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It’s more than just words

It’s more than just words

Carolyn Lane, Editor-in-chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The term "fake news"  refers to false, often sensational, news stories written for the purpose of generating ad revenue or discrediting public figures. "Fake news" does not refer to biased journalism or sloppy reporting. Of course journalists avoid these and many publications actively punish writers ...

Editorial: Tell me something I don’t know

The Editorial Board, Editors

November 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

It’s addictive, it’s dangerous, and it’s only getting worse. We feel good when we have it, so much so that we need it all the time. What is it that’s so darkly addictive? Being right. Discovering new information that reinforces your own beliefs feels good. We all feel satisfied answering a hard quest...

It’s a matter of freedom

It’s a matter of freedom

Connor Lambert, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the 49ers prepared to take the field on Aug. 26 of last year, Colin Kaepernick, the now household figure, knelt during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality and social injustice in American society. Over the past year, other players like Michael Wilhoite have joined in the knee...

It’s a matter of fairness

It’s a matter of fairness

Hudson Beaudry, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As the 49ers prepared to take the field on Aug. 26 of last year, Colin Kaepernick, now a household name, knelt during the national anthem in order to protest police brutality and social injustice in America. Over the past year, other players, including Michael Wilhoite, have joined in the kneelin...

Why we need an arts prefect

Why we need an arts prefect

Emma Pounders, Reporter

November 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

The St. George’s community is without a doubt one that values the arts. Students are required to take art classes in both middle and upper school and can choose from a selection of visual arts classes like pottery or drawing and performing arts classes, such as acting and directing or Modern Music E...

Silver linings in our darkest hours

Silver linings in our darkest hours

Connor Lambert, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

“May the shadow of the moon fall on a peaceful world.” These hopeful words were the last spoken during the 1979 eclipse as ABC News Anchor Frank Reynolds signed off on his coverage. Thirty-eight years later the shadow of the moon has fallen upon a world that would perhaps fall short of Reynold...

Editorial: Let’s use our voices

Carolyn Lane, Editor-in-Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Junior Timber King’s day begins like that of many other St. George’s boys. He wakes up, gets dressed in khakis and a polo then drives to school, where he catches up with friends before attending his first period class. But, unlike many male students, King’s routine also includes putting on a pair...

Why America can’t backdown

Why America can’t backdown

Omar Yunus, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Sixteen years. That is how long the War on Terror has been raging over seas and in the hearts of every American. To put that in perspective, America started its ongoing War on Terror before anyone in the sophomore class was born, and soldiers fighting in Afghanistan today may have been toddlers during 9...

Editorial: Leaving things in good hands

Annie Vento and Miriam Brown

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

As we near graduation and the end of the year, it is easy for seniors to look forward to the end of high school and the beginning of college, forgetting all that they are leaving behind. It’s senioritis but on an emotional front: seniors have been thinking about the day they graduate high school for...

Brasileira in Tennessee

Brasileira in Tennessee

Fe Novoa, Contributing Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

People who don’t know me may not know I lived in Brazil for 11 years of my life. Despite easily assimilating to American culture, nothing about me is American. Portuguese is my first language, and my instinct is to greet someone by kissing them on the cheek. I refer to people using their first name,...

Editorial: We are all Gryphons

Miriam Brown and Annie Vento

April 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Gryphon. That’s what you call both genders of the mythological creature. A female gryphon is not a “lady gryphon” or a “gryphoness.” Like other schools and colleges across the country, we include “lady” on some of our jerseys. Collierville High Schools calls their women’s teams the...

How to survive Heifer Ranch

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator

March 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion

I’m sure you’ve heard the stories and rumors about the horrors of the dreaded Sophomore Heifer Trip. But no matter how many stories you’ve heard from juniors and seniors who have survived, you may find yourself with more questions than you started with. So, what do you actually need to know? Here...