The Review

Johnnycake transitions to online auditions, creates new Student Playwriting Festival

Last year's musical,

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor

October 1, 2020

With the virtual start to the school year, Upper School theater directors met with Johnnycake officers over the summer to adapt and revamp their production plans. 

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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus causes decline in pollution, benefits environment

Despite the limited scope of the change, COVID-19 has demonstrated the impact that humans have on the environment and the resilience of the planet.

Julia Smith, Staff Writer

April 28, 2020

COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and factory closures have caused dramatic drops in air pollution levels and benefits to the environment.

Seniors replicate Upper School campus on Minecraft server

16 seniors replicated the Upper School campus on a Minecraft server, hoping to host a Minecraft virtual graduation at the end of the school year.

Lydia Gafford, Staff Writer

April 27, 2020

Seniors replicated the Upper School campus on a Minecraft server. They hope to host a Minecraft virtual graduation at the end of the school year.

Students participate in fine arts ensembles from home

Terpsichore member Yuki Chevray dances from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Edward Chen, Staff Writer

April 16, 2020

Students continue to participate in fine arts ensembles at home through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pass over the computer: celebrating Passover in quarantine

The Maierson family prepared a multitude of side dishes such as potatoes and peas for Passover dinner.

Bailey Maierson, Staff Writer

April 15, 2020

Junior Bailey Maierson shares her experience of celebrating Passover in quarantine.

Pandemic pop: musicians resort to virtual concerts, streaming services

After their live concert was cancelled, the Flinns decided to live stream for the guests that had RSVP’d.

Indrani Maitra, Copy Editor

April 14, 2020

As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine, a number of artists and bands are connecting with their fans on live streaming platforms to help alleviate the uncertainty and fear instigated by the outbreak. 

Katherine Center’s (’90) “The Lost Husband” adapted into film

Ella West, Copy Editor

April 10, 2020

Screenwriter Vicky Wight directed the movie adaptation of “The Lost Husband,” a novel written by Katherine Center ('90).

French classes visit Menil Drawing Institute and Collection

The AP French class explores Surrealist exhibits at the Menil Drawing Institute.

Max Beard, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

French classes took a field trip to the Menil Drawing Institute and Menil Collection on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

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