Taking a Knee

Since the beginning of the 2016 National Football League season, the American public has seen the act of kneeling or sitting during the National Anthem. This started as Colin Kaepernick, who was the San Francisco 49’ers quarterback, began to peacefully protest the racial oppression he saw in America. Kaepernick sat down on the bench at…

Land of Smiles Experience

Walking through the jungle with an elephant trotting behind me like my own loving companion, I have never had a more eye-opening experience. Throughout my time in Thailand, I learned many things, but one gift in particular that I gained from my time with the Thai people was the gift of patience and understanding. My…

The Making of History

“We go through the trenches together and put in a lot of hard work,” said Chris Sale. “They don’t call these the dog days for nothing. Having them have my back and being able to share that moment with them was special. I’m very appreciative of it.” The seventh inning had just finished; Chris Sale…

Legacy of Kindness

The Big and Little Sister program at All Saints’ Episcopal School, named SIS, is a mentorship program designed for rising freshman and senior girls. SIS has 37 freshman girls and 41 senior girls participating this year, and is led by Rachel Simpson as her senior project. The current senior class began working on the program…

Volleyball Game Theme Poll

The Modern Saint wants to know which theme you want to see at the next home volleyball game this week. Your All Saints’ varsity volleyball team will be taking on the Southwest Christian Eagles at 4:30 in the Upper School Gym. Come out and support your team as they defend their undefeated status in their…

Experiencing Totality

Amazing isn’t it? Just one swath from a shadow brought Americans together and changed their lives forever. Total eclipses happen regularly, but what makes them so rare is that they rarely occur in specific areas. The last total eclipse in Dallas happened in 1623! Total solar eclipses occur when the New Moon comes between the…

Donald Trump, DACA, and American Dreamers

Current President, Donald Trump, plans on terminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. The program, created by former President Barack Obama, was created for illegal immigrants brought into the United States as children by their parents. The program allows the child to live in the United States, attend school, and find employment.…

Has social media taken over politics?

“You are what you share,” as Charles W. Leadbeater said. We choose how we are depicted based on what we post on social media. Social media manifests itself into practically every aspect of our lives, including our political preferences. A shocking 62% of adults in the United States reported getting their news directly from social…

Hurricane Harvey Hits Home

Harvey’s heavy winds and rainfalls tore through homes and businesses stretching from the Southern part of Texas to the borders of Louisiana. The strong winds ripped houses apart, while waters filled the streets of many neighborhoods, often rising above the front doors of houses. The mayor of Port Arthur, Derrick Freeman, was quoted saying their…