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I am not a fan of ‘springing forward’

I am not a fan of ‘springing forward’

Evie Tharpe, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 12, 2019


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I would consider myself a fairly positive person. I do not hate many things. But, there is one thing I despise -- Springing Forward. For as long as I can remember, I have hated Daylight Savings Time. I believe my hatred started when I was around 6 or 7 years old. My bedtime was 8 o’clock. This meant ...

My real-life twin

My real-life twin

Harley Anne Shurling, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


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  Since I was old enough to recite the alphabet, I  wanted a twin. I wanted somebody who is 99.9 percent like me and, in third grade, I found her. I met my best friend -- Carly Blackwood -- in Mrs. Gaylyn Cole’s third-grade class when she first came to Stratford after leaving T.G. Sc...

The winter in me always comes out

The winter in me always comes out

Arya Datta, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


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Ever since I was young, I’ve never like the typical Georgia weather ... hot, sunny, humid. This is mostly because I’ve always been more of a winter person. To be honest, I even really enjoy rainy days. I guess you could say I’m not exactly a “summer” person. It’s just the continuous 90...

‘Force From Home’ exhibit was educational, enlightening

‘Force From Home’ exhibit was educational, enlightening

Rania Akbar, Gazebo Staff Writer

March 3, 2019


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On a Sunday afternoon last fall, my mom asked if I wanted to go with her and my brother to see an exhibit called “Forced From Home” in the World Congress Center in Atlanta. I didn’t know much about it, only that it was a “Doctors Without Borders” exhibit on the global refugee crisis. ...

I’m so glad I jumped in

I’m so glad I jumped in

Haley Ellison, Gazebo Staff Writer

February 22, 2019


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When I was a toddler, I wandered into the pool at my house and almost drowned. My dad was there, dove in, and rescued me. Ever since that day, I have always been attracted to the water. Every day when I was 8, I would drive by the “bubble” that was around the Swim Macon pool, wanting to be in...

Living with scoliosis

Living with scoliosis

Niya Dillard, Gazebo Staff Writer

January 20, 2019


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It all began in the fall of 2009, when I was 7 years old. My older brother, Nathan Dillard, had received a mandatory scoliosis check-up at Heritage Elementary School, where he was a student at the time. Scoliosis is a sideways curvature of the spine, which can in some cases be dangerous. The stud...

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’

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

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...

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