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  • Two Wrongs Don’t Make A (First Amendment) Right

    Two Wrongs Don’t Make A (First Amendment) Right

    Brooke Braden, Writer

    March 8, 2017

    In today’s highly politicized and social-media driven world, it is becoming more and more facile for people to anonymously attack each other and/or be attacked online for their personal political views. Consequently, this can be detrimental to their personal and professional lives, including their jobs, re...

  • Executive (Dis)order

    Executive (Dis)order

    Juan Fueyo, Writer

    February 24, 2017

    In late January, President Trump signed an executive order which would ban travel for 90 days from seven Muslim-majority countries: Yemen, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia. Notably, Syrian refugees would be banned indefinitely. He made this command as part of an effort to ensure that radical...

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  • 6 Words or Less: Sophomores and the ACT

    6 Words or Less: Sophomores and the ACT

    February 14, 2017

    Last week, the 10th grade took the ACT, which contains a Math, Reading, Writing, and “Science” section. The day before, Mr. Hughes announced for the first time that the practice ACT would be held the next day. Though they were unprepared, the 10th graders found a plethora of surprises, good and bad, in ...

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  • Come to the Chemistry Show!

    Come to the Chemistry Show!

    Brooke Braden, Writer

    February 14, 2017

    It’s almost here! From ages five to ninety-five, everyone thoroughly enjoys the annual Chemistry Show, traditionally conducted by the Saint Thomas’ sophomores. From color-changing fire to exploding gummy bears to sugar volcanoes, this year’s chemistry show will be a “blast” (literally). The ...

  • Song of the Week: Desperado

    Song of the Week: Desperado

    Gabriel Joseph, Editor-In-Chief

    February 1, 2017

    Featured Song: Desperado Artist: The Eagles Members: Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Bernie Landon, Randy Meisner Similar Artists: The Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan, Chicago, Fleetwood Mac, Steve Miller Band Upcoming Local Shows: None Bio and Review:  In a time where the mindset of contin...

News

JCL Rice Certamen Meet

JCL Rice Certamen Meet

Conrad Li, Writer

Latin has always been a staple of STE education. As the origin of almost all Western Language, the knowledge gained from this “dead” artifact of lit...

January 20, 2017

A Mock, Mock Trial

A Mock, Mock Trial

Juan Fueyo, Writer

Although competition for the title of "Smartest Club in the School" may be argued, there is a clear winner for the club who dresses the smartest. This ...

January 16, 2017

STE Open House

STE Open House

Irene Fueyo, Writer

“A lot of people have seen St. Thomas; a lot of people have seen the name and have driven by it,” said Dale King, Head of the Upper School, “but the...

November 14, 2016

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Degas: A New Vision Experience

Degas: A New Vision Experience

Brooke Braden, Writer

One of the newest and most anticipated exhibitions to be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston is Degas: A New Vision. As the only U.S. venue for this exhibition, it pro...

January 24, 2017

Magic in Manhattan

Magic in Manhattan

December 22, 2016

As I decided to return to the Wizarding World, I felt uneasy. I refused to see my second childhood home mutilated by the money-seeking franchise ...

Dickens with an (Oliver) Twist

Dickens with an (Oliver) Twist

November 18, 2016

The two most emotional moments in Oliver! could not have been more different. The first was in the middle of “Consider Yourself”. The stage is fill...

Arrival: Redefining Science Fiction

Arrival: Redefining Science Fiction

November 15, 2016

Astounding. Emotional. Incredible. Fascinating. These simple words can only fractionally convey what Denis Villeneuve's new film, Arrival, presents. Th...

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Celebrating the Holidays with a Splash

Celebrating the Holidays with a Splash

Chase Broadfoot, Writer

When the holiday season comes around, most people aren’t inclined to celebrate by jumping in a pool. However, that is exactly what the swim team did on December 2nd. Th...

December 6, 2016

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Student Spotlights

Senior Takes Trip to the Holy Land

Senior Takes Trip to the Holy Land

James Finley, Writer

Turf staff writer James Finley sat down with STE Senior Edmund Carroll to learn about Carroll's summer...

September 21, 2016

Yulou Zhou Admitted Into Stanford Class of 2020

Yulou Zhou Admitted Into Stanford Class of 2020

April 8, 2016

At first, he did not believe it. When senior Yulou Zhou found out online on March 25 that Stanfor...

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Staff Profile

Jackson Barr
Jackson Barr

Writer

My name is Jackson Barr. I am a 14 year old from Houston. I act at the Texas Renaissance Festival as prince Johann-Wilhelm of the German court. I admire the Theater, Poetry, and Philosophy. This is my fir...

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Gabriel Joseph
Gabriel Joseph

Editor-In-Chief

Hello there! I am Gabriel Joseph, this year's Editor in Chief for The Turf.  When I am not busy preparing for the larger world (college applications!), studying, running track, working part-time, hanging...

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