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Proud to be part of ‘awesome’ year

April 28, 2016


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By GINNY ANNE PINSON, Gazebo Guest Columnist Being student body president was easily one the best experiences I’ve had during my time at Stratford. I have always loved pursuing leadership and definitely felt that this job provided a huge responsibility for myself. Before I was president, I had no idea what type of duty this was going to be and how many hour...

Memories of the view from Overlook

April 27, 2016


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On my first day of high school, I felt particularly comfortable in one class -- Yearbook. Even though I was one of only four freshmen who took the class, I felt loved by the upperclassmen and Mrs. Juleen Thomas. We had a special relationship since we got to see each other every day. She heard all my problems. S...

Lessons from a Latin weekend

April 26, 2016


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By KENZIE MUENZER, Gazebo Staff Writer Picture this. You are on a bus with 13 other people. You look outside to see the sunlight shining through the trees and onto the lake. When the bus stops, you wait for your cue to emerge from the bus, into the world of the Georgia Junior Classical League. Then, yo...

Up, up and away: Reaching new heights in pole vault

April 21, 2016


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The first time I had the idea of pole vaulting, I was in sixth grade. I always told my friends it was something I wanted to do when I got older. But I never imagined I would actually go through with it. Although I ran track in middle school, pole vaulting wasn’t an option for middle school track....

Being a freshman has opened my eyes to ‘Wonder Year’

April 6, 2016


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You open your eyes on the first day of school. It is the easiest day just to pop out of bed because you know today will be the day you have always been waiting for, the beginning of high school. The worries of getting lost and going to the wrong class, or figuring out where you are going to sit at...

Spellbound: Come ‘check’ out growing sport of lacrosse

March 21, 2016


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By NICK DOROGY, Gazebo Staff “Check” is used to describe the action of a lacrosse player blocking his opponent with his stick. This was the first term our team of novice players had to be taught. We were known as the Macon Grizzles. We also had to learn another kind of "check.'' It'...

Dealing with an Injury 101

March 21, 2016


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By REGAN OLIVER, Gazebo Staff Athletics are a huge part of my life. Ask anyone. I am always involved with as many activities as possible. Sports are one of my greatest passions. But, for right now, they have been put to a halt. I am a competitive cheerleader at Middle Georgia Cheer Extreme in Maco...

STAR Student: The other side of the coin

March 16, 2016


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Receiving an award—monetary or otherwise—is a coin with two very different sides. I have learned as much since being named Stratford’s STAR Student, and earning the additional honors of STAR Student for Bibb County and for Region 6 has only confirmed this observation. On one side is the awa...

VOICES: What film should have won Oscar, but didn’t?

February 28, 2016


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                "American Sniper. Either that or Unbroken. Actually, I change my mind. I would pick Hunger Games.'' -- Grace Adams, junior "I'd say Wolf of Wall Street." -- Charlie Giles, freshman "Napoleon Dynamite." -- Tucke...

‘Another Op’nin’, Another Show’

February 23, 2016


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I’ve always been intrigued by the actors and actresses on TV. The way they could seemingly fit into the role they had been chosen to portray simply amazed me. One person could be a princess and, at the flip of a switch, or transform into an evil villain. My mom had introduced me to the mov...

Seven reasons the SAT is NOT the ‘Spawn of Satan’

February 12, 2016


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By CARLY WANNA, Gazebo Editor Everybody loves to attack the SAT, whether fussing over the added stress, the unfairness of the test, or college’s alleged reliance on the test for admissions.  I took the SAT on January 23 (incidentally the last date for the Old SAT), and I must say–it wasn’t as bad as...

DEEP THOUGHTS: Stratford junior Deep Patel’s journey to becoming a published author

February 8, 2016


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Smelling the scent of freshly printed pages and stepping through the maze of aisles holding thousands of books — that’s what made me enjoy trips to the bookstore as a kid. However, I had never imagined I would one day have the opportunity to walk into a large bookstore and see my book placed ne...

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