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How to survive Heifer Ranch

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator

March 6, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Are you prepared to surmount the “swoon?”

Are you prepared to surmount the “swoon?”

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator

January 11, 2017

Have you heard of the “winter swoon?” Upper School Director Tom Morris defined it via email as the time of year that “gains momentum immediately following Thanksgiving and can last through President's day. Symptoms can include a shift of focus away from learning in favor of the holiday thoughts,...

Hamilton’s special number

Hamilton’s special number

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator

November 21, 2016

Vice President-elect Mike Pence ran into an unexpected surprise when he attended a showing of ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway on Friday, Nov. 18. While the show itself played out as scripted, the cast said some closing remarks at the end of the show directed to Mr. Pence. "We, sir, we are the diverse America who are...

Racism or just rules?

Racism or just rules?

Regine Miller, Reporter

November 18, 2016

“Hair is political.” These are the words of Charles M. Blow’s daughter, as stated by him in his New York Times OP-ED, “Age of Identity.” In a day and age in which more and more African Americans are embracing their natural hair, something that is widely viewed as controversial by schoo...

Hate speech is free speech, too

Hate speech is free speech, too

Annie Vento, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2016

Who do you think supports free speech more, Democrats or Republicans? While Republicans are viewed as supporters of economic freedom, it’s often Democrats who have the reputation as defenders of civil rights. So why is it that Republicans seem to be more in favor of protecting the freedom of speech...

Ruling the school

Ruling the school

Carolyn Lane, Web Content Editor

November 15, 2016

The 2016 presidential election was considered “a disappointing franchise entry” according to Forbes. One candidate was called a liar while the other was deemed a racist, and many believed neither should have been able to run for office. While candidates for student elections at St. George’s will ho...

Protecting families, preserving lives

Protecting families, preserving lives

Samantha Patton, Contributor

November 14, 2016

Some nights as a child, I would be woken up in the middle of the night by the blaring sound of our house alarm, the machine screaming, “INTRUDER, INTRUDER,” over and over again. I would run to my parents’ room down the hall, and they would pull out their 9-millimeters from the nightstands, their...