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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...

Under the mask

Caroline Zummach, Features Editor

February 13, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Today, high-schoolers are put under so much pressure to get into college that the college application process turns into a sales meeting to pitch their latest product: themselves. Students across the nation are given expectations that can only be met by overloading themselves with extracurricular ac...

Editorial: Make college affordable for everyone

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Senator Bernie Sanders received a lot of attention and support this past year for his stance that public colleges and universities should be free. In fact, it was a key reason he was particularly successful among millennials. The cost of college is something that is on every student and parent’s mind,...

Making a difference one march at a time

Making a difference one march at a time

Annie Murff, Opinion Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Millions of men, women and children around the world took to the streets in order to promote the idea of women's equality and to support the continued struggle for women's right on Saturday, Jan. 21, only one day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump. When including protests taking place across ...

A Letter from the Lodge

A Letter from the Lodge

Annie Vento and Miriam Brown

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Splash Page

As you may have noticed by now, the Gryphon Gazette is no longer a newspaper, nor is it the “Gryphon Gazette.” Since November, we have been working to produce a new way to deliver you the news, and now, we would like to formally introduce you to the new student-run news publication of St. George’s,...

Five reasons why you should be St. George’s next beekeeper

Five reasons why you should be St. George’s next beekeeper

Annika Conlee, Reporter

January 22, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Will you be the next bee keeper? With senior Channell Cole graduating, St. George’s is in need of its next bee keeper, and there are five reasons why you should apply for the position. (1) It provides real life business experience. “It’s actual experience. It’s not theatrical. It’s n...