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

A spike in SJS Covid cases over the holidays necessitated modified celebrations. Senior Afraaz Malick, Executive Managing Editor, had to distance from his family on Christmas day.

All I want for Christmas is . . . Antibodies

Lucy Walker and Ellison Albright January 25, 2022
Over the course of Winter break, several students and teachers contracted Covid, prompting unorthodox celebrations.
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. 
Beyond a color

Beyond a color

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022
Get comfortable; this might take a while. In order to share the lived experiences of Asian Americans at SJS, we spoke with 17 sources, transcribed 126 pages of interviews and expanded our coverage to five pages.
Sophomores spend their free carrier playing ping-pong with each other.

Ping-Pong is bouncing back

Arjun Maitra and Richard Liang December 16, 2021
Two years ago, current seniors created the SJS Ping-Pong Club. When the pandemic hit, the club became inactive, but recently, students have noted an uptick in the club's activity.
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.
Much Ado About Nothing premiered on Oct. 14, after weeks of rehearsal and difficulties with Hurricane Nicholas.

Johnnycake kicks off the year with fall play “Much Ado About Nothing”

Lucy Walker and Elizabeth Hu October 22, 2021
Johnnycake's rendition of "Much Ado About Nothing" premiered on Oct. 14, after weeks of rehearsal and difficulties with Hurricane Nicholas.
The Playwriting Festival will feature nine plays written and performed by students.

Playwriting Festival features nine plays written, performed by students

Aleena Gilani and Katharine Yao October 21, 2021
On Oct. 22 and 23, the Student Playwriting Festival will return for a second year, featuring nine plays written and performed by students.
Seniors Nia Evans and Lucia Valderrabano entice students to join the Taylor Swift Club at club fair with sweet treats.

Taylor Swift Club hosts Name That Tune competition

Lily Feather and Turner Edwards October 18, 2021
On Sept. 29, Taylor Swift fans gathered in the Chao room to participate in Taylor Swift Name That Tune, testing their knowledge of the singer and hoping to win house points.
Band and orchestra combine in first ever symphony

Band and orchestra combine in first ever symphony

Natasha Janssens, Staff Writer May 19, 2021
Back when all students were learning remotely, Band Director Nicholas Thomas and Orchestra Director Penny Meitz first talked about holding a combined band and orchestra group.
Katina Christensen played Jacks Mother in Into the Woods. Because the show took place indoors, all actors wore large, clear face masks.

Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” brought to Lowe stage

Mia Hong, Lillian Poag, and Yasmin Stein April 7, 2021
"Into the Woods" seemed like the perfect musical to perform amid a pandemic: small cast and minimal choreography. Little did Director Jamie Stires-Hardin know how complicated staging a musical during a pandemic would turn out to be.
Into the Woods will be performed on March 3-6 in the Lowe Theater.

“Into the Woods” changes production schedule due to winter storm, moves to Lowe Theater

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
"Into the Woods" will be performed on March 3-6 in the Lowe Theater.
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