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My cousin has helped me understand autism

My cousin has helped me understand autism

Anna Caroline Hutchinson, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 15, 2019


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Having a family member with a disability has opened my eyes. My cousin, 14-year-old cousin, Preston, was diagnosed with autism when he was 2 years old. When I was younger, I couldn’t understand why my cousin couldn’t talk until he was a little over 5 years old. I am a year older than Preston. B...

‘Queena is like a sister to me’

‘Queena is like a sister to me’
Queena is like a sister

Daisy Ge, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 14, 2019


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Memories, history are part of our family farm

Memories, history are part of our family farm
Red Dog Farm

EmmaJane Canady, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


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You’ll never find me in athletic hall of fame

You’ll never find me in athletic hall of fame

Miller Cranford, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 9, 2019


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I will never be in Stratford’s Athletic Hall of Fame. I will not make it in volleyball or lacrosse, the sports I play. My sister, Dottie, who is in the sixth grade won’t make it, either. My mother, Laurie Lee Cranford, did not receive any athletic scholarships in high school.  My fat...

When going to school is a road trip

When going to school is a road trip

Chandani Patel, Gazebo Co-Editor

December 10, 2018


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The sound of an alarm at 6:30 a.m. blares through my room. It is time to wake up and get ready for school. Most of my classmates are sleeping at 6:45,  while I am taking a shower. Most students are getting ready around 7:15 a.m.  I am heading out the door for my 35-minute drive to school. ...

Avoiding the Death Wall can be an adventure

Avoiding the Death Wall can be an adventure

Helen Pope, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


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The “Death Wall” is something familiar to many Stratford students, referring to the spikey, cement walls in the halls of Stratford. The school’s “ancient myth and legend” regularly convince freshmen to be wary of contact with upperclassmen in the hallways in fear of being slammed into the f...

Stuck in the middle

Stuck in the middle

AJ Stevenson, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


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If you find yourself with an even amount of older and younger siblings you probably are a middle child, which means you will know the pains of being one. Being a middle child, you are always stuck in the shadow of your older sibling trying to live up to the expectations they set, while also having to s...

A Truly Wonderful Life

A Truly Wonderful Life
A Truly Wonderful Life

Mary Elaine Mitchell, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 7, 2018


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Elf: The Perfect Christmas movie

Elf: The Perfect Christmas movie

Olivia Mann, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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As soon as December rolls around, there is one thing I am thinking about, besides the presents. I cannot wait to watch “Elf,” my favorite Christmas movie. Elf is a movie starring Will Ferrell about an elf named Buddy. Buddy moves to New York from the North Pole to find his father. Buddy is...

Define a Sagittarius, and that’s me

Define a Sagittarius, and that’s me

Bonnie Sherwood, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 6, 2018


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I was born eight days after my due date, on Nov. 30, 2003. Even if I was born on my due date, I would still be the same zodiac sign, a Sagittarius. Because of this, I believe I am 100 percent a Sagittarius because I always relate to my horoscope. The personality of a Sagittarius is curious, energetic, and a l...

Everything you need to know about teen slang

Everything you need to know about teen slang

Anne Travis Evans, Writer

December 4, 2018


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Have you ever heard yourself say the same word or phrase over and over? Here’s why you repeat it. Yeet. Let’s get this bread. Esketit. Lit. Chill. Lowkey and Highkey are some examples of words and phrases the average teenager says at least three times a day. Teens use slang, because it communicates more...

When I see a needle, I hit the floor (literally)

When I see a needle, I hit the floor (literally)

Cate Eddlemon, Gazebo Staff Writer

December 4, 2018


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Flu season is my least favorite time of the year. It’s not just because I am afraid I will get the flu. I have needle-phobia. Every year, I’m forced to the doctor's office to get a flu shot. Ever since I was little, I have been afraid of needles. I always dreaded going to the doctor's office ...

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