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Autocorrect is running … oops, ruining my life

Autocorrect is running … oops, ruining my life

Will Baxley, Stratford Gazebo Writer

November 14, 2018


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Autocorrect is RUNNING my life. Oops, I mean ruining. There it goes again. Every day I have to deal with this terrible future feature. I meen mean other day I texted my mom meaning to tell her I was going to take a nap after school. But it autocorrected to "I’m taking a nip nap after scho...

Senioritis? I have a few cures

Senioritis? I have a few cures

Anna Parel, Gazebo Co-Editor

November 6, 2018


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I had strep throat at the beginning of this school year. I had a bad stomach virus last year. I’ve had the flu before. But none of these illnesses can compare to having senioritis. I began noticing the symptoms of senioritis on the second day of school. My teachers had announced there were go...

The good … and bad … of having my mom as a teacher

The good … and bad … of having my mom as a teacher

Haley Ellison, Gazebo Staff Writer

November 6, 2018


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Ever since my mom, Donna Ellison, started teaching in the middle school here at Stratford Academy, my life has been different. Having her nearby results in some very good things and some very bad things. Mom was a tutor and long-term substitute before being hired full-time in 2014, when I was in the fifth ...

Beach house destroyed, but memories will last forever

Beach house destroyed, but memories will last forever

Carson Simmons, Gazebo Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


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I first visited Mexico Beach over spring break in 2008, when I was in Mrs. Kathy Larsen’s kindergarten class. I went with Madeline Davis because she had a beach house there. My family and I instantly fell in love with the small town and calm beaches. We have been every year since. Four years ag...

A creepy story for you

A creepy story for you

Alex Stefanis, Gazebo Creative Writer

October 31, 2018


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Run. Three letters, a chance to get it right. I have become accustomed to the messages he leaves, but today, things are different. Today, the letters are running down and becoming blurred stains. I could go, but nothing says he will not find me again. There is no way to know if this is a ...

Happy Birthday/Election Day to me

Happy Birthday/Election Day to me

Caroline Horn, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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I will turn 18 years old on Tuesday, Nov. 6, and I will be attending  a big party that night. There will be lots of food to eat, but no birthday cake. Hopefully, it will  be a celebration party for Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for governor. Everyone’s 18th birthday is a milestone. I...

The most scared I’ve ever been (and it wasn’t even Halloween)

The most scared I’ve ever been (and it wasn’t even Halloween)

Josie Lamb, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 31, 2018


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On a cool, fall day in 2012, my friends, Lillie Sweet Strickland and Elizabeth Sellers, and I were almost kidnapped. Or so we thought. We had spent the night at Lillie Sweet’s house that Friday night, and on Saturday morning we decided to go on a walk and ride scooters around the neighborho...

My sister gave me ‘senioritis’ … and I’m only a sophomore

My sister gave me ‘senioritis’ … and I’m only a sophomore

Caroline Sutherland, Gazebo Staff Writer

October 12, 2018


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Senioritis is an “affliction of students in their final year of high school or college, characterized by a decline in motivation or performance.” That's the definition, according to Google. It is known as a “disease” at the Academy, and almost every senior has it. For many Stratford student...

Coming full circle with yearbook, journalism

Coming full circle with yearbook, journalism

Karen Jarrard, Gazebo Co-Editor

October 10, 2018


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Four years ago, I sat down to my middle school desk and signed up for yearbook as my high school elective. I thoughtfully wrote down the answers to the questions, knowing this was the class I wanted to take for the next four years. On my first day of the ninth grade, I followed an embarrassing l...

Chicken every day that ends in ‘y’

Chicken every day that ends in ‘y’

Graham Hefner, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 26, 2018


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My father, Eric Hefner, started franchising Zaxby’s in 1996, the year my older brother Jonathan was born. He currently franchises 20 Middle Georgia Zaxby’s. I have been eating chicken wings and tenders since I was 3 years old, and I never get tired of them. If I had to pick a  Zaxby’s meal ...

The making of a cheerleader

The making of a cheerleader

Jansyn Stephens, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 25, 2018


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I had been a gymnast almost my entire life. I practiced every day of the week, all summer, for three hours a day. I continued this schedule throughout the school year. I even had competitions every weekend. As you can probably tell, I love gymnastics. I also took dance classes to help improve my ...

Oh, say can you sing?

Oh, say can you sing?

Caroline Cole, Gazebo Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


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The national anthem may seem like an easy song to sing. But it actually is one of the most difficult.  The national anthem ranges from a B-flat, below middle C, to a high F. This is an octave and a half range. That range isn’t difficult for people who train and practice. For the average person, ...

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