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‘Screenagers’ assembly gets mixed reviews

‘Screenagers’ assembly gets mixed reviews

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar

February 8, 2018


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A recent assembly showing the documentary “Screenagers” was met with mixed reviews among Upper School students. Many thought the screening of the documentary was not a serious approach to address the issue of device usage. Others believe there is not an issue with the amount of time stude...

Cutting up

Cutting up

Zeraiz Shabbir, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 7, 2018


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Upper School Science teacher Mr. Phil Nicodemo planned a dissection for the Biology Club last Friday, and there was quite a turnout. There were squids, octopuses, and starfish. Upon entering Mr. Nicodemo’s room, everything was already set up and ready to be used. There were even packets of inform...

Quiz Bowl ‘widens a person’s mental acuity’

Quiz Bowl ‘widens a person’s mental acuity’

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 3, 2018


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Can a person know everything? Maybe not, but it would be helpful on the Quiz Bowl team. Quiz Bowl is composed of a group of students that learn a variety of topics, including history, science, literature, art, and geography. Before they become an official member, they must take a qualifying t...

Ooouuuccchhh!!!

Ooouuuccchhh!!!

Madeline Davis, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 2, 2018


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‘The blood you donate could save someone’s life’

‘The blood you donate could save someone’s life’

Madeline Davis and Lolly McMahon

February 1, 2018


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Every year, the Key Club hosts a blood drive to support the Red Cross. This year’s blood drive will be held this Friday, Feb. 2 in the Dorogy Room in the Science Building. Students must be at least 16 years old to donate blood. About 35 people are signed up this year from Stratford. Members of th...

Assemblies on electronic devices, vaping scheduled

Assemblies on electronic devices, vaping scheduled

Rania Akbar and Arya Datta

January 31, 2018


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Special assemblies have been scheduled for Friday, Feb. 2, and Tuesday, Feb. 6. Friday's assembly is a viewing of the documentary, “Screenagers.'' The film was made by a doctor from the University of Stony Brook who conducted research about children and screen times. She was motivated to make th...

A moon for the ages

A moon for the ages

Zeraiz Shabbir, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 30, 2018


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Early Wednesday morning, if you look at the sky, you will be able to see quite a phenomenon. However, you will have to be up pretty early to be able to see it clearly. The celestial event is known as a “blue moon” or "blood moon'' and occurs as the moon slides behind Earth’s shadow during a...

So far, so good with flu season at Stratford

So far, so good with flu season at Stratford

Arya Datta and Rania Akbar

January 29, 2018


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Health officials say this year's flu season is the worse in the U.S. since 2009. Fortunately, it has not been running rampant in the Stratford community. “We have only had five people been out for specifically for the flu, Middle and Upper (schools) this season,'' said Upper School Principal Mrs...

Bhavin Patel recognized for community service

Bhavin Patel recognized for community service

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 25, 2018


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Stratford junior Bhavin Patel was awarded the local Jefferson Award by WGXA-TV (Ch. 24). He was nominated by Mr. Phil Nicodemo, an Upper School Biology and STEM teacher. “I know that he is very involved in the community and was a great candidate for the award,”  Mr. Nicodemo said. The Je...

Gazebo welcomes three staff writers

Gazebo welcomes three staff writers

January 22, 2018


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Three students have joined The Gazebo this semester. Sophomore Lillie Sweet Strickland and juniors Kailey Bohan and Kathryn Spinks are students in sixth-period journalism. Lillie Sweet has been a student at Stratford since pre-K Kailey and Kathryn are sisters and transferred to The Academy this s...

Shout-Out

Shout-Out

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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Junior Alexandra Stefanis was named winner of Stratford’s 2018 “Poetry Out Loud’’ competition on Friday. Alexandra was one of five finalists who returned to the stage of the Henry Tift Fine Arts Auditorium during break on Friday. The others were Carolynn Dromsky, Anna Kate Alford, Ellie W...

SNOW DAY (and the day after)

SNOW DAY (and the day after)

The Amazing Gazebo Staff

January 19, 2018


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 “I ate lunch at my great-grandmother’s house and threw snowballs at my dog.”- Madison James, freshman “I went to Dairy Queen with my friends from FPD.” - Preston Kennedy, senior “I woke up and went to Waffle House with my neighbors. Then, we went to my neighbor's house and drank hot chocol...

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