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The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Chris Hoge (guitar and bass) and Kerry Alexander (guitar and vocals) have been playing together since college. Together, they form the Bad Bad Hats. Courtesy Zoe Prinds.

“Bad Bad Hats” is very, very good

Lucy Walker April 18, 2024

Bad Bad Hats is, like the band’s members, equal parts silly and affecting. The self-titled album, also called “The Flower Album,” is the first release the band has self-produced since their first...

All you need to do is pour a box of “fake” bugs onto your friend and watch them squeal and turn pale.

The Review’s Top 9 April Fools’ Pranks

William Liang, Staff Writer March 28, 2024

Have you ever realized how April Fools' Day is the best way to get payback on your classmates? This is the perfect guide to finally give your friends a taste of their own medicine.   1. Locking...

Freshman Luke Brasher devours a slice during SACs watermelon-eating contest.

House system needs remodeling, students say

Nia Shetty, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

When Thea Popovic started her freshman year, she anticipated a steady stream of House activities after the retreat at Stony Creek Ranch. To her surprise, she, like many of her peers, has not attended a...

Cora West pulls into Senior Lot at 5:45 a.m. She has clocked about 90,000 miles in her Bronco.

Near, Far, Wherever You Are: Students reflect on long commutes

Katharine Yao February 28, 2024

A little over 76%  of SJS Upper School students live 15 minutes from campus. For the rest of us who live outside the beltway, driving to campus can be a major stressor. Senior Cora West has driven...

“It was fun and entertaining in an unexpected way,” freshman SAAG member Mira Pemmanda said. “It was the perfect representation of our vibrant Indian culture.”

Students perform songs, dances at SAAG assembly

Bella Dodig and Nia Shetty February 2, 2024

The last thing students expected to hear when Online Technical Editor senior Arjun Maitra stepped on the stage to perform his tabla solo for the annual SAAG assembly was “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott...

Kirby is very pro the concept of blue raspberries. Blue Raspberry is a collection of odes to the artificial.

Katy Kirby’s ‘Blue Raspberry’ is a gem

Lucy Walker January 24, 2024

Calling in from the apartment in Bushwick, New York, where she wrote most of her upcoming album Blue Raspberry, Katy Kirby, a Texan, sounded right at home. She’s thoughtful, and the way she speaks—much...

Good Morning toured with friends Frankie Cosmos and Katie Von Schleicher this past October.

Good Morning’s Stefan Blair loves soup, announces new album

Lucy Walker January 19, 2024

A few weeks ago, I had a chat with Stefan Blair, one half of the Aussie rock duo Good Morning. It was an absolute blast. I was finishing up homework here in Houston while he had just put some coffee on...

On the (Abbey) road with Ian Sweet

On the (Abbey) road with Ian Sweet

Lucy Walker January 11, 2024

Jillian Medford was home for the holidays. The 30-year-old artist, known by her fans as Ian Sweet, was visiting her parents in California for Thanksgiving two weeks after the release of her fourth studio...

Frankie Cosmos features guitarist, bassist and lead vocalist Greta Kline, drummer Luke Pyenson, bassist and keyboardist 
Alex Bailey, and harmonist and keyboardist Lauren Martin.

Frankie Cosmos’ Greta Kline on touring, friends of friends and Wayne Gretzky

Lucy Walker November 1, 2023

I spoke with Greta Kline the morning after our excruciatingly close victory over Episcopal. I had precious few hours between rolling out of bed and a six-hour theater rehearsal to get the interview and...

Mrs. Bennet (played by Finnian Owsley) advises her daughters (played by Sasha Mintz and Nadiya Naehr) on matters of marriage.

Fall play brings “Pride and Prejudice” to Lowe Theater

Aien Du and Nathan Kim October 23, 2023

It was only the first scene, but laughter was already erupting throughout Lowe Theater as the hectic Bennet family’s apathetic, bold, spoiled, ecstatic and neglected natures turned a timeless classic...

A Little Touch of Schleicher in the Night is out on Oct. 20.

A Little Touch of Schleicher in the Night

Lucy Walker October 19, 2023

Ursula K. Leguin is blocking Katie von Schleicher’s camera as we speak on a Tuesday Zoom call. The white parakeet, named after the late Earthsea author, was jockeying for press time of her own. But...

All Around You was released on September 8.

Lead Guitarist on Subsonic Eye’s new album

Lucy Walker October 16, 2023

When guitarist Daniel Borces was 15, he wanted to learn how to play songs by early 2000s bands like Blink-182 and All Time Low—stuff he found on the pop-punk side of Tumblr. He later picked up drums...

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