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Guns are a responsibility, not a right

Guns are a responsibility, not a right

Blair Smithwick, Contributor

November 14, 2016

Each year, more than 30,000 people die from guns in the United States, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. While the Constitution gives citizens the right to bear arms, this freedom has resulted in terrible bloodshed. Gun owners claim they have the right to carry a gun for protection...

Why McMullin

Why McMullin

Evan Dorian, Contributor

November 14, 2016

Recently, more than a few Republican leaders have come out in open opposition of Donald Trump, the Republican Party’s unfortunate nominee for president. It’s a good thing I waited to endorse a candidate for the Gryphon Gazette until now – my initial plan to simply bash Hillary Clinton but never...

Why Clinton

Why Clinton

Connor Lambert, Contributor

November 12, 2016

One of the major questions of this election cycle is not of policy or substance, but rather “How did we end up here?” A majority of people seem appalled at the choice of candidates, yet many of them will not participate in the political process besides fuming on Facebook. Nine percent of the...

Why Trump

Why Trump

Jacob Saripkin, Contributor

November 10, 2016

Yes, I support Donald Trump. I guess that makes me a deplorable, huh? How can I support someone who has been called racist, sexist, xenophobic and whatever description the mainstream media (MSM) can come up with? Well, to understand this, you need to look past the narrative MSM tells us. We live ...

Dyslexic Goldilocks

Dyslexic Goldilocks

Annika Conlee, Reporter

November 3, 2016

At three, I mumbled but never spoke. In second grade, unable to do daily timed math work sheets, I would cheat. That same year, embarrassed by my difficulty with writing, I would fiercely cover my paper in class, so no one would see my inability to spell basic words or even copy sentences from the bo...

SG responds to the Commercial Appeal

SG responds to the Commercial Appeal

Essence Davis, Mr. Mac McCarroll, Mr. Jamie Roszel, and Dr. Russ Wigginton

October 27, 2016

The Commercial Appeal ran a story in May 2016 about St. George’s three-campus model and the first five graduates to begin their journey on the Memphis Campus, titled “Pioneering St. George’s Students Navigate Academic and Cultural Minefield.” The Gryphon Gazette reached out to a broad spectrum...

I am not a “starving artist”

I am not a “starving artist”

Elle Vaughn, Illustrator

October 13, 2016

I remember my first art commission. An upperclassman approached me, asking if I could create an illustration, saying she would definitely pay me for my work. I accepted. I worked constantly for a full week on the picture, creating countless sketches and two complete versions of the piece, just to be sure i...

Editorial: How we can protect the honor code from favoritism, ambiguity

The Gryphon Gazette Staff

October 4, 2016

The St. George’s Honor Code is an essential part to our identity as a school. It’s everywhere: hung in every classroom, written on every assessment and recited in every chapel. All students are well aware of the importance the honor code holds, but nobody knows exactly what the consequences of honor ...

Double Standards, Double the Controversy

Double Standards, Double the Controversy

Regine Miller, Staff Writer

September 26, 2016

Many people believe that there is a sense of inequality in school dress codes, and ours here at St. George’s is no different. Our ideas of professionalism and appropriateness are not only affected by what our parents tell us is right, but also by cultural and social norms. But what are our comm...

Graduating “with distinction” isn’t what you think

Graduating “with distinction” isn’t what you think

Carolyn Lane, News Editor/Layout Editor

May 26, 2016

This year, valedictorian and incoming Harvard freshman Sope Adeleye will be graduating from St. George’s without distinction. The reason? Her SIS received a grade of “pass” rather than “pass with distinction.” St. George’s is perhaps the only school in the region to base the status of...

Thank you, teachers

The Gryphon Gazette Staff

May 25, 2016

Dear Teachers, Thank you. Thank you for spending hours with us before and after school to review material. Thank you for being flexible with assessment dates when we were having mental breakdowns. Thank you for being patient during those Friday classes when we can’t pay attention. Thank you for alwa...

The B Word (No, not that one)

The B Word (No, not that one)

Laura McDowell, Copy Editor/Layout Editor

May 25, 2016

I have been called “bossy” since I first started talking at eight months old. I have heard it from everyone, ranging from my brother to classmates I barely know. For most of my life, I have accepted this adjective with a sense of pride, but it was not until recently that I began to shy away from...