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May Justice Be Served in 2020

May Justice Be Served in 2020

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

January 14, 2020

When I first picked up Just Mercy, I was looking for a book to read while I was traveling. By the time I finished the book a few days later, the story moved me so much that I knew I wanted to be a lawyer for people on death row. This book changed my career path and goals entirely. One year later, I watch...

One Curl at a Time

One Curl at a Time

Keiara Baker and Kayla Sanford

January 10, 2020

When I was eight years old, my mother relaxed my hair, and I jumped at the chance to make the change. I knew nothing of what a relaxer meant, other than that it would make my hair straight. A relaxer for black women is a way out, a way to make our hair not only manageable but acceptable to society. W...

Stop and Listen

Stop and Listen

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

January 7, 2020

Memphis is a majority-minority city. According to the United States Census Bureau, 63.9% identify as Black or African American. However, just because there is such a large minority group, that doesn’t mean all people feel included or treated equally. People who identify as Hispanic and Latinx make u...

I WATCHED HALLMARK MOVIES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

I WATCHED HALLMARK MOVIES SO YOU DON’T HAVE TO

Spencer Cotham, Editor

December 19, 2019

No matter how hard you try to escape, Hallmark movies still pop up every Christmas and spread their cheesy holiday spirit. For this issue, I was tasked with watching 10 out of the 28 Hallmark Christmas Movies released in 2018. Some might call me a sadist for forcing myself to watch over 15 hours of s...

St. George’s Swim Dives Into a New Season

St. George’s Swim Dives Into a New Season

Shaun Burgess, Reporter

December 11, 2019

Young but qualified, the St. George’s swim team’s new head coach Katie Kelsoe takes over to drive the team higher.  “I swam for 16 years so it’s kind of weird not swimming for the first time ever, um, it’s pretty easy though since I swam for sixteen years and I’m fresh out of swimming to ...

St. George’s Basketball Starts on a Fast Break

St. George’s Basketball Starts on a Fast Break

Erin O'Connell, Reporter

December 6, 2019

It was a cold November night at St. George’s, but inside the Slatery Gym, tensions were heated.  It was the boys basketball team’s first game, and their chance to make a statement and start their season off with a win. The team had been practicing for weeks in preparation for their upcoming s...

Taking a Chance on Pottery

Taking a Chance on Pottery

Madeline Sisk, Reporter

December 5, 2019

Often the best of experiences happen purely by chance, which is what happened with pottery for senior Khai Willis. Willis entered into the world of pottery after transferring to St. George's late in the 2018-2019 school year. Former art teacher Gwen English believed her to be a good fit and placed her...

Last Man Standing

Last Man Standing

Shaun Burgess, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The wrestling program at St. George’s may be small but it is mighty, with only one high school athlete, Josh Taube, who is led by head coach Eddie Martin.  Wrestling is nearly impossible to practice alone, so not having anyone other than Josh on the team can make practicing complicated. “We hav...

Coffee House 2019

Coffee House 2019

Madeline Sisk, Reporter

December 4, 2019

It is Our Turn

It is Our Turn

Cary Robbins, Editor of Feature Stories

November 29, 2019

“[The guards would say,] ‘If you don’t stop that singing, we’re gonna take your mattress away from you.’ So they opened the door, we threw our mattresses out in the hallway,” freedom rider Dr. Ernest Rip Patton said.  This is just one of the many examples of the bad conditions freedom riders ...

The Case for Sex Education

The Case for Sex Education

Miles Masters, Editor

November 25, 2019

Everybody remembers the scene in “Mean Girls” when the lazy Coach Carr delivers his sum total of sex education: “Don’t have sex, because you will get pregnant and die!” While the depiction of sex ed in movies and TV is laughable, having nothing at all may be even more so. Last year, St. George’s...