The Lodge

Are you prepared to surmount the “swoon?”

Are you prepared to surmount the

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

Cast members perform musical selections from the Broadway musical 'Hamilton' in the East Room of the White House on March 14, 2016. Members of the 'Hamilton' cast directed closing comments to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.

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?

Students protest unfair hair rules in Pretoria, South Africa. The protest was documented on Twitter for the world to see.

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

In this posed photo, junior Katelyn Grisham votes for Honor Council while her friend, junior Carolyn Lane, watches closely. Lane believes that administration should have a say in student elections.

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...

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

Junior Lauren Purdy writes smart or stupid on a white board. The debate over the definition of dyslexia has evolved over time and should eventually reach a middle ground.

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...