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Banana Blender band legacy lives on

Banana Blender band legacy lives on

Izzy Andrews, Staff Writer
April 19, 2017 • 1,269 views
Filed under Alumni, Multimedia, Showcase

Hear some of the greatest hits from the Houston band Banana Blender Surprise. Three of the five members are St. John's alumni.

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Former Review columnist, Houston Chronicle editor named Pulitzer finalist

Former Review columnist, Houston Chronicle editor named Pulitzer finalist

Iris Cronin and Amy Liu
April 17, 2017 • 661 views
Filed under Alumni, News, Showcase

Evan Mintz ('04) was named a Pulitzer Prize Finalist in Editorial Writing. This reprint of an article from the January 2014 print issue of the Review covers Mintz's journalistic career, from the Review to the Houston Chronicle.

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Lawyers Foley (’04) and Williams (’02) journey from storied cloisters to Fulbright Tower

Lawyers Foley (’04) and Williams (’02) journey from storied cloisters to Fulbright Tower

Maggie Ballard, Staff Writer
January 30, 2017 • 410 views
Filed under Alumni, Showcase

Recently, alumni Lea Williams (‘02) and Tiye Foley (‘04) reconnected at Fulbright Tower, which houses both their law firms. The two discuss their career journeys with the Review Online.

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Designer Preston Boyer (’13) channels turmoil into passion

Designer Preston Boyer (’13) channels turmoil into passion

Dani Yan, Assignments Editor
January 11, 2017 • 1,445 views
Filed under Alumni, Multimedia, Photo Galleries, Showcase

Struggling with hardships, Preston Boyer Douglas ('13) turned to fashion as a creative outlet. Now, he designs his own luxury brand and maintains thousands of followers on his Youtube channel.

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Field hockey All-Star Kelsey Bing (’16) competes at Junior World Cup

Field hockey All-Star Kelsey Bing (’16) competes at Junior World Cup

Claire Furse, Assignments Editor
November 30, 2016 • 262 views
Filed under Alumni, Showcase

Kelsey Bing will represent team USA at the Women's Field Hockey Junior World Cup, playing against competitive countries such as the Netherlands and Argentina.

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Author pushes YA novel conventions with “The Thousandth Floor”

Author pushes YA novel conventions with “The Thousandth Floor”

Kate Habich, Staff Writer
October 31, 2016 • 318 views
Filed under Alumni, Culture

Katie McGee's NYT Bestselling novel, "The Thousandth Floor," explores an optimistic future of the world. See what she has to say about her inspiration. Video included.

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Graduation speaker cooks up change in food industry

Graduation speaker cooks up change in food industry

Claire Furse, Editor
May 17, 2016 • 676 views
Filed under Alumni, Showcase

This year's graduation speaker, Robyn McCord O'Brien ('89), used her knowledge as a food industry analyst to enact change in America's food supply.

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Sharifi (’94) explains art collective’s work, merges craft with language

Sharifi (’94) explains art collective’s work, merges craft with language

Claire Furse and Amy Liu
February 10, 2016 • 604 views
Filed under Alumni, Art, Showcase

Payam Sharifi ('94), founding member of the art collective Slavs and Tatars, presented his work to French and art club members Feb. 2. Read more to view photos!

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Fastow explores business in China

Fastow explores business in China

Sukul Mittal, Staff Writer
January 5, 2016 • 1,027 views
Filed under Alumni, Showcase

Alumnus Jeffrey Fastow ('14) learned Mandarin and business practices while spending a semester abroad in Beijing.

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Ice Cream Queen: Lai leaves government for sweets

Ice Cream Queen: Lai leaves government for sweets

Cara Maines, Editor-in-Chief
November 10, 2015 • 837 views
Filed under Alumni

After attending law school and working in the Department of Homeland Security, Victoria Lai ('97) opened up an ice cream parlor in Washington D.C.

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NBA draftee Justise Winslow educates, inspires freshmen

NBA draftee Justise Winslow educates, inspires freshmen

Dani Yan, Staff Writer
September 3, 2015 • 766 views
Filed under Alumni, News, Showcase

Last Friday, Aug. 8, Miami Heat player and SJS alumni Justise Winslow came to the Chao Center to present a motivational speech to freshmen.

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Alumna’s business team creates education tool, contends for one million in startup money

Alumna’s business team creates education tool, contends for one million in startup money

Sadde Mohamed, Staff Writer
May 19, 2015 • 935 views
Filed under Alumni, Showcase

Alum and University of Pennsylvania freshman April Chang ('14) formed part of a business team that competed in the Hultz Prize. Their product focused on bringing education to Indian children in urban slums.

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