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Snapchat? Soundcloud? Skype? What’s your favorite app?

Kendall Simmons and Niya Dillard
September 19, 2018

  Have you ever wondered what the most popular app at Stratford is? We asked several upper school students for some of their favorites and got a variety of answers. Scotty Kelly’s favorite app to use is Snapchat. Snapchat is very popular amongst teenagers today. Scotty says she loves it because it is an easy way to communicate with her friends, and she loves the filters Snapchat provides. Hunter Hogan’s favorite app to use is Hudl. It's an app that makes watching sports game footage easier. Most sports teams at Stratford use Hudl to review their games. Hunter says Hudl is his favorite because it make him a better player. Edlin St. Vil’s favorite and most used app is SoundCloud.  He uses it to share his music with people all over the country. It also is where his music career began. Elizabeth Sellers’ favorite app is Venmo. Venmo, just like Snapchat, is very popular among teens.  Venmo is a mobile payment app that allows people to transfer money to others account just by the tap of a button. Elizabeth says Venmo is her favorite because it makes leaving her wallet at home so much less stressful. Anaya Thomas’s favorite is the Chick-fil-A app. It allows you to place an order through the app, then  swing by and pick it up. Also, with every visit, you can receive points to earn free treats. Anaya visits Chick-fil-A multiple times a week and once worked there. Brandon Firlotte is a big fan of Quizlet. This app is helpful to study for a test or quiz. Brandon loves to make quizlets or look at other peoples to help him prepare for his test. The best thing about this app is that there are many different ways you can study the definitions to help you learn them in the best way possible. Anne Travis Evans’ favorite app to use is the new Gazebo app. She says this has made getting the information he needed more efficient. She checks the lunch menu, sports section, and looks at the new story topics each day. She also loves to read the stories he has interest in. Ann Travis loves the new Gazebo app and recommends downloading it. Skype is Claudia Pope's favorite app because it is much easier to use than Facetime. You can talk to multiple people at the same time, unlike Facetime, where you can only talk to one at a time. This is very helpful for group projects, studying, or just talking to your friends. Lolly McMahon said that her favorite app is vsco. This is a photography app where you can take or upload pictures and share with your friends. She uses this frequently to edit her pictures. She likes to scroll through her feed and look at all of her friends pictures. Lolly also loves to favorite or republish the pictures she sees and likes throughout her feed. Will Baxley’s favorite app is Fortnite. This app became very popular and addicting once it came to mobile. Will plays the game very often and has become good at it. He said it is a good app to use when you are bored or have free time to spare. Netflix is Molly Groves’ favorite app on her phone. This app is popular for every age group. It provides an endless amount of options of movies and shows to watch. She loves to watch shows such as "Grey’s Anatomy" and "90210." Molly also loves to watch movies on Netflix in her free time. Bobby McCord’s favorite app to use is GroupMe. He said it makes is so easy to communicate with a large group of people. He uses it for his classes and said it makes it easy when you have a question about homework or test. He also uses this app for his team sports at Stratford.

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Top students offer study tips

Sabina Ajjan and Chandani Patel
September 19, 2018

Jocelyn Tang and Nathan Dummitt are two of the most successful students in the 10th grade. Jocelyn recommends people review their notes for each class every day. “If I don’t have a lot of homework, then I will definitely go over [all of them],'' she said. "But if I have a lot of homework, then I will just go over that one class that is harder.'' She starts studying for tests the weekend before an exam. Nathan advises freshmen to take advantage of study hall. "I generally make sure that I have every possible thing done and maybe even try and get ahead before I start playing on my phone or playing on my computer,” he said. Nathan studies multiple days in advance for tests. “I generally study more the less I know about a subject,” Nathan explained. They both play multiple sports as well.  They recommend that to manage time  by getting as much homework done as possible before practices, games and other extracurricular activities. Senior Sai Pagadala has always been a studious student. She believes time management, asking for help during tutorial and help desk, and balancing school work with extracurricular activities is key to being a studious student. Her study routine consists of making quizlets from her notes so she can review as she types the notes out and go over them throughout the day before the test or quiz. She also goes to tutorial to review with the teachers and uses Khan Academy for her math and science courses. She uses Khan Academy to either practice problems/lessons or review her notes from class. Sai says her motivation comes from her parents, who have given her all of the resources and opportunities and are always pushing her to work hard and focus on her schoolwork. She also gains motivation when she makes a grade that is lower than what she is capable of, motivating her to work hard and bring the grade up. Her advice to students is to utilize the resources given to them. "Teachers are always here to help and there are so many websites on-line that can help reinforce materials if the teachers are not available,'' she said. "Also, find friends who are equally as motivated to study with you. You’ll benefit each other in the long run.”    

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Eagle Cafe Menu Week of Sept. 17-21

Miller Cranford and Caris Weinberg
September 16, 2018

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Happy Birthday from The Gazebo

September 15, 2018

September 1 -- Olivia Turullols (Sophomore) September  5 -- Will Baxley (Junior) September 6 --  Sylvia Haynie (Faculty) September 7 --  Adair Brown (Faculty), Nick Ercole (Faculty) September 8 -- Emory Sutherland (Senior), Andrew Moring (Senior), Will Deal (Junior), Ellie Fitzgibbons (Freshman), Claire Hurt (Freshman), Elizabeth Avant (Faculty) September 10 -- Rachel Toon (Freshman) September  11 -- Ashlin Jackson (Senior) September 12 -- William McCormack (Sophomore), Langley Fickling (Freshman), Justin Grant (Faculty) September 16 -- Meghana Vemuri (Freshman) September 18 -- Hailey Mosley (Senior), Hunter Hogan (Sophomore), Greg Atkinson (Faculty), Donna Kay McGoldrick (Faculty) September 19 -- Esha Panse (Freshman) September 21 --: Travis Cunningham (Senior), Jacob Mobley (Junior), Jerry Elder (Faculty), Ginny Reeves (Faculty) September 23 -- Dylan Yurgalavage (Junior), Thomas Jones (Sophomore), Victor Romero (Freshman) September 25 -- Molly Griffin (Senior), Thomas Sachy (Junior), Mary Spencer Reeves (Freshman) September 28 -- Savannah Hendricks (Senior) September 29 -- John Morgan Manley (Senior) September 30 -- Sean Malhotra (Junior), Gaylyn Cole (Faculty), Kathy Fox (Faculty)

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Boswell’s Bungee Barbies

Caroline Sutherland, Gazebo Staff Writer
September 14, 2018

Students in Mrs. Shannon Boswell's seventh period AP Statistics class took part in a linear regression formula exercise on Thursday. The assignment was calculating the number and length of rubber bands needed  to safely suspend Barbie dolls 166 inches from the top of the Grady to the gym floor. The average was about 40 rubber bands. "But everyone killed a few Barbies,'' senior Marta Stevenson said.  

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Drama Club raises curtain on monthly meetings

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta
September 7, 2018

Drama Club president Meggie Aivalotis gets a hand from vice president Matt Newberry at the first meeting of the Drama Club during break on Friday. The club meets monthly and plans to announce upcoming plays in the area that students can both audition for have community service opportunities.      

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Can you guess the most popular names at Stratford?

Josie Lamb, Evie Tharpe, and Mary Lynes Sutton
September 18, 2018

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An Eagles Nest shopping spree

Haley Ellison and Olivia Mann
September 13, 2018

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Faculty ‘tries’ the Dele Alli Challenge

Bonnie Sherwood and Camilla Veale
September 12, 2018

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STARGAZING: Take Two

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar
September 18, 2018

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STARGAZING with Rania & Arya

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta
September 5, 2018

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You can see ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer
August 28, 2018

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Eagles, horses and my double life

Mary Lynes Sutton, Gazebo Co-Editor
September 19, 2018

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Color my world with color guard

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer
September 18, 2018

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Having uncommon name takes some explaining

Evie Tharpe, Gazebo Staff Writer
September 18, 2018

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The long and the skirt of it

Taylor Swan, Gazebo Staff Writer
September 17, 2018

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Playing Miss Daisy

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer
September 12, 2018

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In my other life, I am Mrs. Griffin

Kaitlyn Neel, Gazebo Co-Editor
September 6, 2018

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