The Review

November 2020

January 26, 2021

The Perpetual Pandemic: Exercising social responsibility amidst inequality, stigma

The Perpetual Pandemic: Exercising social responsibility amidst inequality, stigma

Laney Chang, Fareen Dhuka, Megan Chang, and Ashley Yen January 19, 2021
Due to an abrupt rise in COVID-19 cases over the holidays, juniors and seniors shifted to remote learning from Jan. 5 through Jan. 7. This interactive package covers the pandemic's effects on the SJS community, featuring several student perspectives on COVID-19.
With rising COVID cases, some students learning remotely remain concerned about gossip.

Concerned about optics, students reluctant to stay home

Ella West, Ellie Monday, and Lillian Poag January 19, 2021

*Some names of the people interviewed for this story have been changed to protect their privacy. Marie* spent most of winter break at home with her family. The rising number of COVID cases in Houston...

Studies show that BIPOC communities are particularly vulnerable to lasting socioeconomic impacts of the pandemic.

Students grapple with racial, economic challenges

Ella Piper Claffy, Annie Jones, and Indrani Maitra January 19, 2021

Junior Isaí Meléndez mostly drinks smoothies at lunch because they are the only thing he can consume without removing his mask. Whenever he grows irritated trying to wriggle the smoothie straw underneath...

Several students hold conflicting opinions about protocols for gathering safely.

Increased COVID case count causes tensions in SJS community

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer January 19, 2021

*Some names of the people interviewed for this story have been changed to protect their privacy. While staying in an El Paso hospital after suffering injuries from a fall, senior Selina’s* step-grandfather...

Pod on the Quad: Sports and COVID, Episode 2

Pod on the Quad: Sports and COVID, Episode 2

Ella West and Jack Ringold December 17, 2020
In this episode of Pod on the Quad: Sports and COVID, co-hosts Ella West and Jack Ringold, along with panelists Grace Enerson and Nico Del Frate, discuss the current state of sports in the US, along with interesting stats and strange trades. 
With Winter Break approaching, students and faculty reflect on the importance of wearing masks properly.

Students, faculty reflect on proper mask etiquette

James Li, Staff Writer December 16, 2020
With Winter Break approaching, students and faculty reflect on the importance of wearing masks properly.
Video: Freshman creates forge in backyard

Video: Freshman creates forge in backyard

Yasmin Stein and Mia Hong December 15, 2020
Freshman Thomas Center has a forge in his backyard. Watch our video to learn more!
Seniors Scott Koh and Isabella O'Reilly give a presentation on their photosynthetic rates lab in AP Biology.

Culminating projects, tests replace midterm exams

Dawson Chang and Abigail Hindman December 15, 2020
At the start of the semester, the school canceled midterms, concerned that COVID would limit students’ abilities to fully understand course material.
Kantorei carols under the archway between the Great Lawn and Plaza after last year's Candlelight service.

Kantorei plans to uphold annual caroling tradition on campus

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor December 14, 2020
On Tuesday, Dec. 15, Kantorei members will carol on the Upper School campus.
When first-year English teacher Dorian Rolston came to St. John's, he had no idea of the disarray his name would cause.

The three R’s: New teacher’s name causes chaos

Ethan Kinsella and Keval Shah November 30, 2020
When first-year English teacher Dorian Rolston came to St. John's, he had no idea he would receive chaotic, misplaced emails addressed to English teacher Warren Rawson and longtime math and science teacher Dwight Raulston (`71).
Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election

Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election

Fareen Dhuka and Laney Chang November 20, 2020
The 2020 election has surmounted both voting records and expectations of many members in the St. John's community. The Review Online put together a special election package featuring stories of students, faculty and alumni in Congress to showcase the tremendous influence politics has on and off campus.
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