The Review

Clubs move practices online, prepare for virtual competitions

In 2019, the Science Olympiad team traveled to the MIT  Science Olympiad tournament. This year, the team plans to participate in online competitions.

Ella Piper Claffy and Mia Hong

October 5, 2020

The pandemic has forced clubs to move practices online and participate in virtual competitions.

SPC cancels fall athletic season

The field hockey team celebrates after winning SPC in 2019. This year, however, the fall SPC season has been cancelled.

Ellie Monday, Staff Writer

August 31, 2020

On Aug. 21, the Southwest Preparatory Conference’s Board of Directors announced the cancellation of the 2020 fall SPC athletic season. 

Non-SJS students invade Zoom meetings, disrupt classes

Non-SJS members joined several Zoom classes after obtaining the meeting links and passwords from current students.

Russell Li, Assignments Editor

August 25, 2020

On Aug. 19, non-SJS members joined three separate Zoom classes after obtaining the meeting links and passwords from current students.

COVID state of mind: mental health in quarantine

Quarantine measures and limited social interaction has left people around the world struggling with mental health.

Fareen Dhuka, Indrani Maitra, and Julia Smith

June 3, 2020

A loss of support systems, from friendships to daily routines, can result in a significant decline in mental health during COVID-19.

Limited masks, protective equipment prompt SJS community to adapt

Due to the mask shortage, many doctors are still reusing N-95 masks.

Natalie Boquist, Staff Writer

May 20, 2020

SJS community members adapt to a lack of masks and other personal protective equipment.

Opinion: Why Texas should remain closed and extend stay-at-home orders

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced plans to reopen Texas on May 1.

Max Beard, Copy Editor

May 18, 2020

Junior Max Beard shares his thoughts on why Texas should remain closed due to the pandemic.

Families foster cats and dogs during COVID-19 pandemic

Junior Scott Koh and his sister, Sara ('19), are fostering puppies during the pandemic.

Mia Baumann and Sara Doyle

May 13, 2020

St. John's students foster cats and puppies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

SJS alum remembers 1946 polio outbreak that prompted School closure

The last time St. John's School closed due to public health concerns was in 1946 due to a polio outbreak.

Abigail Poag, Assignments Editor

May 11, 2020

The last time St. John's School closed due to public health concerns was in 1946 due to a polio outbreak.

Imagination, Quadrangle work remotely, alter production plans

Imagination has converted their Spring Issue into a series of online folios.

Olivia Doan, Staff Writer

May 7, 2020

Due to the pandemic, Imagination and Quadrangle have adapted their production plans.

Q&A: Urologic oncologist Ashish M. Kamat discusses his COVID-19 research

Kamat is an accomplished surgeon, professor and one of the world’s leading experts on a drug called BCG, which is normally used to treat bladder cancer.

Cameron Ederle, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

Freshman Cameron Ederle spoke with urologic oncologist Ashish M. Kamat about his background in cancer and research on the COVID-19 virus.

Clubs continue to meet, host forums online

Clubs are now hosting forums online. On April 27, WHEE discussed the prevalence of domestic violence during the pandemic.

Chloe Zhao, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Due to the shift to online learning, clubs such as WHEE and PRISM have started to meet virtually.

Junior creates “Art House” to spread positivity amidst outbreak

Junior Julia Smith creates a bright message to let young artists know that they are all works of art.

Julia Smith, Staff Writer

April 30, 2020

Junior Julia Smith shares her experience creating an "Art House" to liven up her neighborhood in a creative way.

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