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Bumblebee: a Favorite yet a Least Favorite

Alexander Carbon

January 14, 2019

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

The long-awaited sixth Transformers installment, directed by Travis Knight and starring Hailee Steinfeld, Bumblebee acts as a prequel to the original transformers, and with the plot to match. The film opens like most Transfor...

PewDiePie vs T-Series: A Battle for the Ages

Alexander Carbon

December 2, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

We all know about the raging battle going on between Youtube's number one subscribed content creator and the fast growing Indian channel, T-series. This conflict was first realized by Felix Kjellberg (AKA Pewdiepie) on August 29, 2...

Gay Parenting Talk with Counselor Phil

Sophia Bare, Reporter

November 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

Two weeks ago on Wednesday the 14th of November, Phil (head of the counselling department at St. Stephen’s) hosted a talk about being a gay parent. This talk was hosted with the joint efforts of the Embrace and Women’s cl...

Western Sicily, a place worth exploring

Bojan Zeric, Reporter

November 5, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

Detached, and yet connected. Equal, and yet so different. Close, and yet so far. No, three days were not enough for me to unveil and fully comprehend the complexities and the potential the Sicilian ground has to offer. Too ...

Caprese Michelangelo

Fatou Kambull Njie, Reporter

October 19, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

We were detached from the constant race against time, living not just existing. A wave of calm had descended upon the group as the bus pulled us closer to our clockwork lives. I sat, a book in my hands, eyes watching as my surro...

Water Crisis


October 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, World news

Imagine having to walk miles and miles in the scorching heat just to get water that is probably not even safe to drink. The majority of us are lucky enough to not have to do this, but 748 million people do not have access to an...

Umbertide: an Unforgettable Experience

Raffaella Jarvis, Reporter

October 16, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

Last week I went to an agriturismo in a small town in Umbria called Umbertide. I went with a great group of people, most of which were my friends and others I never really spoke to that much. On the fourhour bus ride, we kept ourse...

Tenuta di Spannocchia

Margot Edinger, Reporter

October 15, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!, What's on at SSS

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Tuscany is an 1100-acre organic farm, Tenuta di Spannocchia, established in 1225, and located on a vast nature preserve. A group of students at St. Stephens’ School had the opportunity...

Rape Culture: The Brett Kavanaugh Case

Sophia Bare, Reporter

October 7, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

On Saturday, October 6th, Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in as a Supreme Court justice by the Senate with a vote of 50-48-1 (for - against - abstaining), proving once again, how little the United States cares about women and sexual ab...

“Love, Simon”, and what Allies Should take away from It


September 30, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

So your friend came out of the closet. Whatever letter of the LGBT community they fall under, that can be a confusing time for everyone. I understand that -- especially if you’ve known them for a very long time -- you, as an ...

Does Change Mean Evolution?

Bojan Zeric, Reporter

September 27, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

It’s been almost eighty years since Italian dictator and leader of the National Fascist Party Benito Mussolini issued the “Italian Racial Laws” against Italian Jews that, thanks to a very strategic manipulation of mass ...

We are all Equal- Or are We?

Fatou Kambull Njie

September 26, 2018

Filed under Opinion, This week!

From the moment we set foot into school we are all told the common white lie; “We are all equal”. If we are all equal then how come some of us get a head start in life? How come some people are simply born into wealth whi...

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