The Review

Video: SJS vs EHS football game

Video: SJS vs EHS football game

Lexi Guo, Fareen Dhuka, Grace Randall, and Bailey Maierson

October 28, 2020

On Oct. 23, the football team played against EHS at UFH's TDECU Stadium.

30-foot branch crashes onto Quad, narrowly misses students

Seniors Michael Daichman and Nicolas Munoz retrieve their phones from beneath a Spikeball net, which had been straddled by the falling branch. The students had left their phones under the net during their game earlier that afternoon.

Noura Jabir

October 23, 2020

At approximately 2:36 p.m. on Oct. 23, a 30-foot branch splintered from a live oak tree in the center of the Quad, falling dangerously close to a group of seniors playing Spikeball.

Video: Field hockey plays Kinkaid

Video: Field hockey plays Kinkaid

Yasmin Stein, Staff Writer

October 19, 2020

On Oct. 6, the field hockey team played against Kinkaid.

“Mulan” 2020: What happened to the original plot of the movie?

Design Editor Celine Huang shares her thoughts on the live-action

Celine Huang, Design Editor

October 9, 2020

Junior Celine Huang expresses her many qualms with Disney's live-action "Mulan" in comparison to its original 1998 film.

The butchering of side characters

October 9, 2020

The live action “Mulan” destroyed its side characters. Gone were Mulan’s beloved friends Yao, Ling and Chien-Po; only the shrivelled flesh of their characters, unmemorable and unremarkable, were left.  In the animated “Mulan,” each character had their own story and vibrant personality, making the...

The wasted witch

October 9, 2020

In Chinese mythology, there are no evil witches with pointy hats and broomsticks who have magic and are ostracized because of it. While there are female shamans in Chinese mythology, women aren’t reviled because of their powers—if they are spurned, it would most likely be due to actual malignant acts...

“Mary Sue” Mulan

October 9, 2020

The biggest and most disappointing move: they made Mulan a Mary Sue.  In both the 1998 animated film and the original ballad, Mulan was not born exceptionally strong or powerful. She was a typical girl in ancient China who resigned herself to the battlefield to save her father.  She struggles alon...

Final thoughts

October 9, 2020

Ultimately, the live-action “Mulan” was a disappointment. I was so excited to see more Asian representation on the American silver-screen and mourned the movie’s delayed release. However, I could not enjoy the movie knowing that Disney had wasted so much potential (and money) on this pathetic sh...

Performing ensembles adapt to Low Density Campus Plan with virtual music platforms

My Choral Coach allows directors to share sheet music and sound files with choir students.

Lydia Gafford and Chloe Zhao

September 23, 2020

As students return back to school under the Low Density Campus Plan, performing ensemble directors are continuing their use of online music programs to accommodate the new schedule.

Photo Gallery: Faculty don lace collars, honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Faculty members across departments wore collars and black attire to school on Sept. 21 to honor the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Fareen Dhuka, Gabrielle Solymosy, and Ethan Kinsella

September 22, 2020

Faculty members across departments wore collars and black attire to school on Sept. 21 to honor the legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Photo Gallery: Campus safety precautions

Tables and chairs around campus are arranged to allow for social distancing.

Lexi Guo and Noura Jabir

September 18, 2020

On Sept. 14, the low-density campus plan allowed the half of Upper School students to return to campus under safety precautions.

Sports practices resume on campus

The field hockey team participates in a drill on Finnegan Field.

Mia Hong, Lexi Guo, Yasmin Stein, and Afraaz Malick

September 15, 2020

With the implementation of the low-density campus plan, many student athletes have resumed on-campus learning in addition to their sports practices.

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