The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Sophomore Richard Liang shares his opinion about why Andrew Garfield plays the best version of Spider-Man.

Why Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man is better than Tobey Maguire’s and Tom Holland’s

Richard Liang, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
Sophomore Richard Liang shares his opinion about why Andrew Garfield plays the best version of Spider-Man.
Along with choreography, lighting design was entirely student-run. Junior Diane Guo set the lights for senior Catherine Lu’s piece Already Gone, allowing the audience to only see the dancers’ silhouettes at times, creating a dramatic effect.

Student Choreography Showcase returns to in-person format, features original dances

Mia Hirshfeld, Staff Writer January 13, 2022
On Jan. 7, students and parents gathered to watch the annual Student Choreography Showcase. Over the past year, dance students took improv classes and rehearsed for weeks to prepare for the almost entirely student-driven production. 
Sophomore Louis Faillace shares his thoughts on Hawkeye.

Under Review: “Hawkeye”

Louis Faillace, Staff Writer January 12, 2022
Sophomore Louis Faillace shares his thoughts on "Hawkeye."
Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair gives a presentation during an assembly in Lowe Theater.

Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair speaks to students about girls’ development

Aleena Gilani, Staff Writer January 10, 2022
On Dec. 2, Catherine Steiner-Adair gave a presentation to Upper School students during an assembly. Her talk about girls’ development and social media came more than a month after her counterpart, Michael Thompson, discussed the psychology of boys and the academic gender gap.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Chang works on a project for her history class.

Why projects are more effective assessments than midterm exams

Russell Li, Print Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2022
Senior Russell Li argues that classes should implement more projects, which are less stressful than midterms and better for students’ mental health.
Students gather in the Plaza to help with the holiday drive.

Students help Afghanistan refugees in this year’s holiday drive

Emma Chang and Mia Hirshfeld December 16, 2021
Student Affairs Council representatives and Community Service officers come together annually to run a holiday drive. This year, advisories collectively donated over $17,600 of cash and checks to support four Afghan refugee families.

Claremont Heir performs Christmas classic “Jingle Bell Rock”

Lucy Walker, Staff Writer December 13, 2021
Claremont Heir performs original songs and covers at gigs around the city. With only five months left of the school year, Claremont Heir is completing its run at St. John's.
Senior captain Cici Calhoun heads a pack of Mavericks at Norbuck Park.

Girls’ Cross Country

December 1, 2021

Girls’ cross country placed third at SPC, led by captain Sarah Clark’s 18th-place individual finish. “SPC is a great culmination of the season and is really special because it's [the] last...

Cheerleaders and Drum Corps perform at the Upper School pep rally.

Kinkaid video catastrophe: projector malfunctions during Upper School pep rally

Aleena Gilani and Evan Zhang November 30, 2021
On Oct. 29, students gathered in the VST for the Upper School pep rally. Yet, before the Kinkaid video could play, the projector malfunctioned.
A kindergartner high fives Chidsey during the “Cookie Monster Cheer.”

Mavericks convene for spirit week traditions, rivalry with Kinkaid

Aleena Gilani and Elizabeth Hu November 9, 2021
As part of annual Kinkaid Week festivities, the campus was decorated in the 70s theme, and students attended the all-school pep rally.
A man cooks authentic Greek food at the Greek festival.

Greek Festival showcases traditional dances, food

Richard Liang, Staff Writer November 1, 2021
The Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church hosted the 54th Houston Greek Festival from Oct. 14 to Oct. 17. The event offered Houstonians the opportunity to try Greek foods and watch traditional dances.
In 1980, at the age of 16, Carol Lewis qualified for her first Olympics in long jump. Since then, she has transitioned into the world of HR and is now working as the Human Resources Director at SJS.

Former Olympian Carol Lewis becomes Human Resources Director

Richard Liang and Ellison Albright October 27, 2021
In 1980, at 16, Carol Lewis qualified for her first Olympics in long jump. Since then, she has transitioned into the world of HR and is now working as the HR Director at SJS.
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