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Class of 2016 senior wills

Class of 2016 senior wills

Emma Pounders, Entertainment Editor

May 17, 2016

Ellie Babb: The stress of the theatre department to Emma Pounders. Sydney Spadafora: Year round tan to Lathan Spadafora. Graham Hawthorne: The curl rack to whoever proves themselves worthy. Stephen East: The right to wear a hat into school every morning to Griffin Gillam. Adam Cruthirds:...

Rejected?

Rejected?

Jacob Peeples, Staff Writer

May 12, 2016

When I was applying for college, I had my heart set on studying at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. I loved the campus, the buildings I would be studying in, and the students and professors. I believed that I would be accepted there without any problems, so I only applied to two other schools,...

Prayer isn’t the only way to find meaning

Prayer isn’t the only way to find meaning

Annie Vento, Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016

If you look around in a chapel service, you will be able to quickly identify the students who are not saying the prayers. Some of them may be Jewish or Buddhist, others may be atheist or agnostic may even be Christian. However, since people don’t wear signs around their necks stating what they...

Who runs the world?

Who runs the world?

Miriam Brown, Editor-in-Chief

April 5, 2016

Instead of sitting in class last Thursday, March 31, a group of junior girls, including myself, attended sessions put on by the first inaugural Memphis Women’s Summit. The summit consisted of inspiring female leaders in the Memphis community who have made it their goal to “elevate Memphis,” lik...

The D-Word

The D-Word

Shane Horton, Contributing Writer

March 31, 2016

It’s hard to remember a time when my parents weren’t divorced. Since I was four, my brother and I split our time at our two houses, shuttling back and forth every weekend. And since I was four, I’ve known a different normal. Normal, for me, is three seats at the dinner table. It’s Mondays wi...

Why I am a Republican

Why I am a Republican

Evan Dorian, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2016

Opinions. Everyone has them, right? If you ask anyone who spends any amount of time with me, they’ll tell you that I have an opinion on just about everything. I am rooted in my beliefs, and I land on the right side of the political spectrum in virtually everything. However, before proceeding a...

Beauty is pain

Beauty is pain

Eric DiNicolantonio, Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Young people are always looking for ways to express themselves, whether it be through music, sports or academics. They are searching for ways to express their individuality, and one failsafe way to do so is through body art. Many are now turning to both non-permanent and permanent ways of displaying...

This is HUGE!

This is HUGE!

Annie Vento, Editor-in-Chief

February 17, 2016

All Syrian refugees are apart of ISIS, all Mexicans are rapists and Muslims need to be banned from the country, according to Donald Drumpf. The best part? He’s in line to be the next president of the United States of America. Drumpf seems to have offended almost every group imaginable, including,...

Your vote, your future

Your vote, your future

Gryphon Gazette Staff

February 16, 2016

An average of 60 percent of eligible voters make use of their right to vote for presidential elections, meaning nearly half of those who can vote don't. Quite frankly, this is unacceptable. In a democratic country with a government that holds inconceivable power in its hands, it is not only our right...

Roses are red, violets are blue

Roses are red, violets are blue

Annie Murff, Copy Editor/Layout Editor

February 11, 2016

Some people seem to get really worked up by Valentine’s Day. It’s a day full of candy and teddy bears and love, but nonetheless, there are still those who find a reason to be angry about it. Valentine’s Day is not a day to burn pictures of your exes, nor is it a day to smother everyone you see with teddy bears, kisses and candy. Valentine’s Day is merely a day dedicated to celebrating the l...

Welcome to society, ladies!

Welcome to society, ladies!

Elise Fong, Opinion Editor

January 28, 2016

This past Saturday, Jan. 23, 25 junior girls were introduced into society at the 2016 Wolf River Cotillion. Along with the junior girls, sophomore girls with mothers on the board and senior girls who were inducted last year were present and watched as each girl was presented. With the opening presentation o...

You will get through it

You will get through it

Kendall LoCascio, Features Editor/Copy Editor

January 14, 2016

“I am so stressed out!” How many times do we hear this phrase daily? There are many factors that induce stress, and we need to change our perspectives on our situations, especially during this time of our lives. Parents are always teaching us lessons by making us do chores or grounding...