The Lodge

Where Do You Draw the Line?

This illustration depicts a crack or divide between two contrasting backgrounds. People who live in once redlined neighborhoods are continuing to feel a separation from society and being able to obtain equal opportunities.

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

April 21, 2020

I live in Memphis Tenn, and as I drive downtown, I pass by streets that have freshly cut lawns and newly painted houses, but the next street over could be vacant with trash covering the lawns and homes with broken windows. I find myself asking, why is the poverty of my hometown so bad, and how can we...

Keiara’s Top Ten Tik Toks:Dance challenges

A recreation of the Tik Tok logo in reference to Keiara's series.

Keiara Baker, Reporter

April 15, 2020

Welcome back to top 10  Tik Toks with me Keiara This week’s Tik Toks will feature various dance challenges. The challenges keep coming so let’s get to my top ten dance challenges  The first dance I found quite interesting was one that took you way back. The  “Can’t Touch This challenge...

Is the United States Prepared for the Pandemic?

This illustration depicts the huge pandemic that has spread around the world. Coronavirus has effected people in many different ways.

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

April 5, 2020

The coronavirus, COVID-19, is hitting the United States hard, and on Friday March 27, the U.S. grew in the number of coronavirus cases. It became the number one country in the world with the most reported cases. As of April 1, there is reporting of 208,029 cases in the United States alone, which has ...

The Legends Who Go Unheard

Angel Moms stand at activist Mrs. Stacie Payne's

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

March 27, 2020

Cameron William Selmon, Curtis Lloyd Johnson and Christopher Thomas died due to senseless gun violence, but many people do not know their names. Kobe Bryant died in a helicopter accident, a helicopter that if he had not been on, nobody but people from the area of the crash would have known about. Accordi...

Crossing the Tan Line

Crossing the Tan Line

Erin O'Connell and Keiara Baker

March 27, 2020

As prom season approaches, high schoolers start to consider different ways to enhance their appearances. One of the most popular trends is spray tanning, especially among females. In 2010, 70% of people who went to tanning salons were white females between the ages of 16 and 29, according to

An Unlikely Solution

An Unlikely Solution

Aiden Curran, Reporter

March 25, 2020

The idealization of our lives on social media has created an epidemic of mental health problems. Instagram’s response was to remove likes from its platform. But was this an effective solution to combat the growing rate of depression among teens? Or just a half-baked attempt to save face?

Paid to Play

Money is central to the world of college sports. But where exactly should that money go?

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

Dr. Ernest RIP Patton speaks at the Al Neuharth Free Spirit Conference in the summer '19. He talked about being a freedom rider in the 1960s.

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

St. George's neglected to provide sex-ed in the 2018/2019 school year.

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

The Lodge Vol. 4 Issue 3 Editorial: OK Boomer, Let's Talk

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...