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Students, faculty adjust to ‘distance learning’

Students, faculty adjust to ‘distance learning’

Sabina Ajjan, Annie Shih, Haley Ellison, Caris Weinberg, Jack Medlin, Caroline Crick, Annabeth Tarbutton, and Edie Sharpton

March 28, 2020

Head of Upper School Mrs. Theresa Ferrari said she is proud of how the Stratford family has handled Distance Learning.  “Upper school teachers have been amazing in their efforts to keep students on task and learning,'' she said. "For the most part, the students have been beautifully responsive and ...

More than a dream: I have found my calling

More than a dream: I have found my calling

Annie Shih, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 28, 2020

This past summer, before I moved to Macon with my mom and brother, I was sitting inside a clinic in Paseo Colón, Costa Rica. I was accompanying my father while he examined patient after patient.  Then, I saw a woman walk into the clinic. She had a mass on her stomach that looked like a pelvic tu...

Math Team adds up to great experience

Math Team adds up to great experience

Sabina Ajjan, Gazebo Co-Editor

March 25, 2020

 In seventh grade, I was a new student at Stratford and placed in Algebra 1.  It was the highest math class at the time, and I had not learned quite everything I was supposed to learn at my previous school.  Because of that, and the fact that I was a new student having to adjust a new envir...

A theatre kid memoir

A theatre kid memoir

Matt Newberry, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

At just 7 years old, I was almost a movie star.  I baffled my parents when I was younger because I didn’t like to play baseball, golf, or hunt like my brother and my cousins. Desperately trying to find anything for me to do in my free time, my mom went online and discovered The Academy of the ...

Birthmark leaves part of me ‘legally blonde’

Birthmark leaves part of me ‘legally blonde’

Annabeth Tarbutton, Staff Writer

March 24, 2020

Have you ever seen a real-life Anna from the movie “Frozen”? That’s me. Ever since I was born on August 25, 2004, I have had a blonde strand of hair in contrast to the rest of my dark brown hair. This “freak” streak is considered my birthmark. An uncommon mark has its perks. I always h...

Happiest when I am wetting a hook somewhere

Happiest when I am wetting a hook somewhere

Lawson Cole, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 22, 2020

I thoroughly enjoy fishing.  My favorite type is bass fishing because you have to be very precise and you can't just throw a bait and catch one. But when you catch one you also get to enjoy a very fun fight with the fish.  When you catch other freshwater fish such as bream or crappie, you can reel them in...

I still worry about my family, back home in China

I still worry about my family, back home in China

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

China was the first country infected by the coronavirus and the situation is getting tougher. When I heard this news, I was really worried about my parents, and I called them every day because they live in Beijing, China. Although the first city infected was Wuhan, the spreading speed was fast since it t...

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