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More class time needed for sex ed

Taylor Owens, Editor-in-chief

April 28, 2015

Sexual education tends to be a sensitive topic in the academic world. Middle school and high school are not only for academic growth. They are also intended to help teenagers grow into well-rounded and socially aware adults. There is debate about how much sexual education should be included in this process,...

Is dress code the best road?

Is dress code the best road?

Anna Marie Beard, Copy Editor

April 10, 2015

At St. George’s, nothing is quite so divisive as the dress code. It is a dangerous, capricious enemy, one that sets student against faculty and peer against peer. A realistic, mutually satisfactory solution to the issue has yet to present itself, and most people seem to be fine with this state of affairs. My...

Balancing act

Balancing act

Kai Taylor and Miriam Brown

April 9, 2015

Did you have trouble choosing which classes to take next year? You’re not alone. St. George’s currently requires students to have 24 and two-thirds credits in order to graduate, which would be an easy task if it were not for complications within the current elective system. While completing class...

The Best Buddies Inclusion Revolution: it starts with you

The Best Buddies Inclusion Revolution: it starts with you

Miriam Brown, Sports Editor

March 25, 2015

This year, I was put in charge of St. George's Best Buddies club and, to be honest, the organization has helped me more than I have helped it. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities for one-on-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development...

Why Heifer Ranch is worth your time

Why Heifer Ranch is worth your time

Miriam Brown, Katie Boyle, and Kai Taylor

March 18, 2015

Every year, sophomores take a class trip to Heifer Ranch, one of the more well-known trips of the St. George’s experience. Although we were not particularly happy about this trip, it was an eye-opening and memorable experience for all of us. The poor shelter conditions left many students freezing...

Choosing the 901: A city like no other

Choosing the 901: A city like no other

Emily Persons, Writer

February 19, 2015

Growing up in Memphis, I used to think everything here was normal and assumed Memphian qualities could be found in other cities as well. However, upon venturing outside of the 901, I have since realized that Memphis truly has much to offer that other places do not. We, as locals, often take these certain...

Amendment 1 starts a conversation

Amendment 1 starts a conversation

Lexie Marotta, Editor-in-chief

February 19, 2015

Amendment 1 was passed on Nov 6 2014 with a 52.6% approval. The amendment has not changed women’s rights. It has opened the door to discuss certain aspects of abortion, such as regulating the sanitary condition of clinics and enforcing informed consent. Informed consent is when a patient grants...

Amendment 1 chips away at women’s rights

Amendment 1 chips away at women’s rights

Annie Vento, Sports Editor/Copy Editor

February 19, 2015

On Nov. 6, 2014, voters in Tennessee passed a dangerous measure threatening women’s rights known as Amendment 1, which will give state officials more authority in regulating and restricting abortion. Amendment 1 was one of the most carefully-watched items on the ballot, as it presented a profound...

We should not fear those who are meant to protect

We should not fear those who are meant to protect

Kai Taylor, Writer

January 8, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 24, St. Louis prosecuting attorney Robert McCulloch announced that Darren Wilson would not be indicted and was free from any charges that could be filed against him in the shooting death of Mike Brown, a young black man from Ferguson, Missouri. I remember standing in the kitchen watching...

Behind the scenes of Election Day

Behind the scenes of Election Day

Juliana Wall, Photo Editor

November 10, 2014

Tuesday, Nov. 4, was Election Day, and I had the opportunity to work the elections that day at the Hickory Withe precinct in Fayette County.  This was my second time working the elections, my first being this previous August elections. This experience seemed daunting at first, as I was worried that...

Victim blaming must stop

Victim blaming must stop

Annie Vento, Sports Editor/Copy Editor

October 29, 2014

On February 15, 2014, former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice and his fianceé were arrested on charges of assault after an altercation at an Atlantic City hotel. A video of Rice dragging her unconscious body out of an elevator was released by TMZ. Then, on September 8, TMZ released an additional...

Don’t shoot

Don’t shoot

Kai Taylor, Writer

October 29, 2014

Mike Brown was a young black male who was ruthlessly shot dead in Ferguson, Missouri. Citizens are actively protesting- outraged at the police’s reaction toward the case and do not appear to be backing down any time soon. Early on Aug. 9, 2014, Brown was supposedly involved in a petty robbery at...