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Is Stratford getting the vaccine?

Is Stratford getting the vaccine?

Kate Fruitticher, Gazebo Staff Writer April 14, 2021

A year ago, many of us thought the world was ending. Schools, stores and restaurants all closed because of COVID-19. We were instructed to stay at home and "shelter in place.'' Now that a year has...

Students 'exercise' their minds at book fair, which continues all week in Olson Library

Get fit with book fair

'Exercise Your Mind' is theme, fair runs through Friday
Caris Weinberg, Co-Feature Editor April 12, 2021

If you want to exercise your body, you can do push-ups. Or maybe run around the block. If you want to do calisthenics for your brain, the best way is to read a book. "Exercise Your Mind" is the theme...

Valedictorian Sabina Ajjan says she is confident her hard work paid off.

Sabina Ajjan named valedictorian for Class of 2021

Nora Jorgensen, Jocelyn Tang are salutatorians.
Annie Shih , Co-News Editor April 12, 2021

She was given locker No.1 at the beginning of the year. But Sabina Ajjan had to earn the title of being No.1 in Stratford’s Class of 2021.  Sabina was named valedictorian at an Upper School assembly...

Front Row (L-R) Maddie Fackler, Sabina Ajjan, Jocelyn Tang, Sarah Pyles, Claudia Pope, Evie Tharpe.
Back Row (L-r) Nathan Dummitt, Om Patel, Harmony Nagle, Haaris Ahmed, AJ Stevenson, Nora Jorgenson. Not Pictured Danny Zhao

These Eagles are Golden

Thirteen seniors nominated for prestigious Golden Eagles award
Ranya Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer March 15, 2021

What do Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Lady Gaga have in common with Claudia Pope, Maddie Fackler, and Sabina Ajjan?  They all were  nominated for a prestigious award to honor their extraordinary...

Pyles is letter perfect in 'Poetry Out Loud'

Pyles is letter perfect in ‘Poetry Out Loud’

Miller Cranford and Caris Weinberg February 9, 2021

The assignment was to select a poem from a poet whose last name started with the same first letter as your own. So Sarah Pyles, a senior in the AP Literature and Composition class, chose Carl Phillips....

Senior Carson Butcher, left, donates blood during Friday's blood drive in the Science Center

Key Club gears up for Friday’s blood drive

Ranya Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer January 28, 2021

Before summer and mosquitos come back in a few months, why don’t you go ahead and get rid of some of your blood now? The Key Club has a Blood Drive planned for Friday, January 29. To volunteer to...

Freshman Jaxen Garcia reviewing her assigned book to read

Drama Club, DEI join to read diversity books to children

Caris Weinberg and Annie Shih January 28, 2021

Drama Club students will be joining twith the DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion) Alliance in February to read books to Preschool and Lower School students to celebrate different cultures and diversity. Head...

Ecology Club helps with 'Chipper' day

Ecology Club helps with ‘Chipper’ day

Ranya Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer January 15, 2021

A dozen members of Stratford’s Ecology Club had a head-start on making Santa’s good list for next year by helping with the Christmas trees of this year. The Ecology Club helped with Keep Macon-Bibb...

Class retreats, like the sophomores hosting a field day on campus for Elam Alexander students, are still up in the air

For now, annual class retreats on hold

Ranya Ajjan, Staff Writer November 18, 2020

What were you doing on Thursday, November 12? Chances are, you were sitting in English class. Or maybe taking a math quiz. In any other given year, you might have been taking a tour of the Woodruff...

It's 'Home Room' time again

It’s ‘Home Room’ time again

Stratford readies for two-day practice run of Distance Learning to prepare for another possible shutdown

During the upcoming distance learning days, you may be tempted to wake up right before home room, open up your laptop and join your Google Meet stream, while still in your pajamas. A word of advice:...

Senior James Michael Reeves checks out large clock behind circulation desk in Olson Library

‘Fall Back’ means extra hour this weekend

Students, teachers share thoughts on Daylight Savings Time

On the second weekend in March, a few days before Stratford went to distance learning for the remainder of the school year, there was a Friday the 13th, a full moon and all the clocks were moved ahead...

October is Distracted Drivers Awareness Month.

Temptations there, but student drivers aware of distractions

Athena Leskovics and Caroline Crick October 20, 2020

The temptation is there every time Stratford students Matt Moore and Shelby Bandt get behind the wheel of their cars. “I am tempted all the time because of my phone and sometimes I'm driving next...

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