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Paid to Play

Paid to Play

Sam Kuykendall and Owen Hewitt

January 10, 2020

The debate over the long-standing rule that the NCAA doesn’t condone the paying of college athletes has become a hot topic of late. The debate was sparked when the Fair Pay to Play Act was introduced on the floor of California’s senate, and its eventual passage into law by the Governor. Recently,...

Editorial: Seize the Disruption

Editorial Board

January 8, 2020

There’s been a lot of change recently, from the administration within our own school to the rapidly changing world, and with this change comes disruption. But sometimes, disruption is necessary. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the cacophony this change brings about, but during this time we must ...

It is Our Turn

It is Our Turn

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

November 29, 2019

“[The guards would say,] ‘If you don’t stop that singing, we’re gonna take your mattress away from you.’ So they opened the door, we threw our mattresses out in the hallway,” freedom rider Dr. Ernest Rip Patton said.  This is just one of the many examples of the bad conditions freedom riders ...

The Case for Sex Education

The Case for Sex Education

Miles Masters, Editor

November 25, 2019

Everybody remembers the scene in “Mean Girls” when the lazy Coach Carr delivers his sum total of sex education: “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die!” While the depiction of sex ed in movies and TV is laughable, having nothing at all may be even more so. Last year, St. George’s...

Disney+ or Disney-

Disney+ or Disney-

Jacob Gettig, Editor

November 12, 2019

Am I the only one worrying about Disney+? Sure, I’m excited, too. Who wouldn’t be? While I am most excited for the adult-oriented Star Wars series, “The Mandalorian,” fans can also look forward to the mockumentary series, “High School Musical: The Musical: The series.” The service will als...

Editorial: Telling Our Own Stories

Editorial: Telling Our Own Stories

Editorial Board

November 7, 2019

If you’re in the upper school, you’ve seen the TED talk on “The Danger of a Single Story,” likely multiple times. In her talk, author Chimamande Ngozi Adichie focuses on the pitfalls of presenting only one narrative, either of cultures or of individuals. She states that receiving a single-story...

Disney Live Action Remakes: More or Less?

Disney Live Action Remakes: More or Less?

Sam Kuykendall and Keiara

October 28, 2019

In recent years, production companies have produced remakes of myriad classics films. According to the British online newspaper the Independent, Disney alone has created 10 remakes since 2010, which have grossed over $7 billion in the box office collectively. These remade films have garnered a wide range...

Homecoming in the Lobby: Flop or Fly?

Homecoming in the Lobby: Flop or Fly?

Keiara Baker, Reporter

October 21, 2019

Ideally, a homecoming dance sets the standard for all school events, similar to fashion week in New York or the red carpet debut for award shows. This year’s homecoming was extraordinarily well put together from the music to the food.  To me, homecoming has always been the model of how great the sch...

2019 Tonys: Complete List of Predictions!

2019 Tonys: Complete List of Predictions!

Snowden Farnsworth, Co Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2019

Just in case you get dragged to a Tonys party, check out this list, so you can seem educated and shock everyone into thinking you have an extensive knowledge of Broadway! Click below on the hyperlinks (the red titles) to be redirected to my in-depth analysis of the category, if you'd like. Also, comment below if...

Exam Stress: Do’s and Dont’s

Cary Robbins and Dean Campbell

May 19, 2019

Stick to a routine Hey, is your life going off the rails? Try a routine. According to Northwestern Medicine, people who do not follow a routine often run out of time, while having a routine helps people can stay on track. “People who set routines tend to stick to them better,” Dr. Stewart Burgess,...

Dear Everyone…

Callie Hollis, Reporter

May 13, 2019

Mental Health is Not a Choice “People think of mental health as a mindset, not a chemical imbalance. You cannot just flip a switch and change your entire demeanor.” - Senior Danielle Chandler “It’s a biochemical thing that you have no control over. Then I think understanding it as that, breaks t...

Dark Humor

April 2, 2019

While lacking a formal definition, dark humor is widely considered to be humor which pokes fun at serious topics like natural disasters, mental illness and recent or past tragedies. A recent rise of the use of this kind of comedy on the internet has sparked controversy regarding the use of sensitive...