Stratford Gazebo

Rania Akbar
Rania Akbar is a senior and has been attending Stratford since kindergarten. This is her fourth year on the Gazebo staff and first year as news editor. She participates in theatre, Drama Club, ADL, Girl Talk, Key Club, Pep Club and Beta Club. Her hobbies are singing, “trying to teach” herself guitar, listening to music, watching shows and movies. She finds tik toks, David Dobrik, Brooklyn 99 and vines extremely funny. Her older sister, Mariam, is a Stratford alumni (2016) and her younger brother, Omar, is in sixth grade. She has a cat named Selena, but she is really only called kitty. She has fostered several puppies and kittens. If she won a million dollars in the lottery she would travel, attend concerts and shop, but would probably save the rest. 


Rania Akbar, Co-News Editor

Nov 06, 2019
Good Morning, Stratford Wednesday November 6 (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
Olson Library gets a makeover (Media)
Sep 17, 2019
Good Morning, Stratford Tuesday Sept. 17 (Story)
Sep 13, 2019
New Snapchat policy draws mixed reaction (Story)
Sep 06, 2019
Gordon reaches out to students with artwork (Media)
May 07, 2019
May 06, 2019
STARGAZING: Avengers EndGame (Story)
Apr 22, 2019
AP testing just around the corner (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS 2018-19 (Story/Media)
Mar 07, 2019
‘Addams Family’ rescheduled for Saturday (Story)
Mar 03, 2019
‘Force From Home’ exhibit was educational, enlightening (Story)
Feb 27, 2019
STARGAZING: 2019 Grammy Awards (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
Final performance of ‘Addams Family’ postponed (Story)
Feb 19, 2019
Putzke, Tang receive accolades for artwork (Story)
Feb 13, 2019
GAZEBOPS PLAYLIST: Love Songs for Valentine’s Day (Story)
Jan 31, 2019
STARGAZING: Mr. Rogers and the Oscars (Story)
Nov 16, 2018
STARGAZING: Ariana Grande (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Six-Word Memoirs (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
STARGAZING: Spooky Edition (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Spooky Gazebops Playlist (Story)
Oct 19, 2018
Student comes to Stratford as hurricane evacuee (Story)
Oct 18, 2018
Stratford quintet to sing national anthem at homecoming (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
STARGAZING: Take Three on The Good Place (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
GazeBops (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
STARGAZING: Take Two on Dua Lipa (Story)
Sep 07, 2018
Drama Club raises curtain on monthly meetings (Story/Media)
Sep 05, 2018
STARGAZING with Rania & Arya (Story)
Aug 24, 2018
Knock, Knock (Story/Media)
May 25, 2018
SENIOR SPOTLIGHTS 2017-18 (Story/Media)
May 08, 2018
It’s all downhill for students on Roller Coaster Day (Story)
May 01, 2018
Student directors poised for Spring Scenes (Story/Media)
Apr 19, 2018
Siegel elected President of new SLB (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Finding right prom dress can be challenging (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2018
Stratford will not participate in National School Walkout (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
‘Seussical the Musical’ showcases talent in fun show (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Feb 08, 2018
‘Screenagers’ assembly gets mixed reviews (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Assemblies on electronic devices, vaping scheduled (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
So far, so good with flu season at Stratford (Story/Media)
Jan 27, 2018
Macon is birthplace of Kazoo (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2018
Dec 14, 2017
Stratford community celebrates more than ‘Christmas’ (Story)
Nov 11, 2017
Akbar gets thumbs-up as headmaster for the day (Story/Media)
Nov 08, 2017
Stratford’s literary magazine has the write stuff (Story/Media)
Sep 29, 2017
The story behind ‘Rocky Top’ (Media)
Sep 28, 2017
Double take (Story/Media)
Sep 23, 2017
‘All I need is paper and a pencil’ (Story)
Aug 22, 2017
Eclipse disappoints some, thrills others (Media)
May 19, 2017
Spiegel receives community service award from Mentors Project (Story)
May 13, 2017
SAFI RAHMAN: Chewbacca, marching band and Mercer-bound (Story)
May 08, 2017
Paper roller coasters to display laws of motion (Story)
May 08, 2017
JUSTIN GRIFFIN: Football, hidden writing talent and ‘most gullible’ (Story/Media)
May 07, 2017
ANDREW SMOLENSKY: Tech whiz, Swaglensky and Meme Daddy (Story)
May 01, 2017
MONICA MONTALVO: Soccer kicks, artistic talent and giving back (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
CAMERON WALSH: Theatre kid, hula hoops and ‘most changed’ (Story)
Mar 21, 2017
Japanese exchange students delight crowd at Tuesday assembly (Story/Media)
Mar 20, 2017
Welcome, First Day of Spring!!! (Story)
Mar 16, 2017
FINN ANDERSON: Books, Bonaparte and Boy Scouts (Story)
Mar 15, 2017
Ouch! That hurts … a little (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Literary team brings home impressive five first-place awards in region competition (Story)
Mar 02, 2017
A tip of the hat and happy birthday to the great Dr. Seuss (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Stratford’s literary team has experience, confidence (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
ZAINAB SIDDIQUI: A young lady of many talents (Story)
Feb 11, 2017
PHOTO GALLERY: Spirit Week/Mathletes vs. Athletes (Media)
Feb 07, 2017
PHOTO GALLERY: Spirit Week/Tropic is the Topic (Media)
Feb 04, 2017
Stratford chorus brings music to our ears (Story/Media)
Jan 28, 2017
Happy National Kazoo Day (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Seniors share customs, traditions of Chinese New Year (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
‘Own your look … be comfortable and confident’ (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
CC discusses affirmative action (Story)
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