The Review

Before COVID, student tutors and refugee tutees met in person during the summer.

Upper School students tutor refugee children, host Summer Express on Zoom

James Li, Staff Writer September 16, 2021
In 2006, sophomores Laynie Johnson (‘08) and Johnny Leader (‘08) sought to bridge the gap in academic achievement between wealthy and low-income children. This June, Summer Express was held over Zoom due to COVID, and tutors worked with a total of 28 kids.
Houston’s massive infrastructure upholds its reputation as the stronghold of American oil, but underlying the city's status as an industrial juggernaut is a tortured legacy of environmental racism.

“Invisible” communities poisoned by rampant industrial pollution

Indrani Maitra and Max Stith July 16, 2021
Houston’s massive infrastructure upholds its reputation as the stronghold of American oil, but underlying the city's status as an industrial juggernaut is a tortured legacy of environmental racism.
Go behind the scenes at The Review with Lexi Guo and Keval Shah.

Video: Behind the scenes at The Review

Lexi Guo and Keval Shah June 7, 2021
Go behind the scenes at The Review with Lexi Guo and Keval Shah.
Alumna creates nonprofit, provides telehealth access for seniors

Alumna creates nonprofit, provides telehealth access for seniors

Lillian Poag and Mia Hong April 22, 2021
After seeing low-income and elderly communities struggle to gain access to healthcare during the pandemic, Sunnie Liu (‘17), a rising senior at Yale, started the Texas branch of the nonprofit TeleHealth Access for Seniors.
Pod on the Quad: Prefect Edition 2021

Pod on the Quad: Prefect Edition 2021

Ella West, Assignments Editor April 19, 2021
This edition of Pod on the Quad covers the upcoming prefect elections, which will occur on April 22.
This year, six of the contestants are Mavericks, and their custom-designed, 3D-printed model rocket is stuffed with iceberg lettuce and a chicken egg.

Students construct custom-designed rocket, compete in American Rocketry Challenge

Annie Jones and Keval Shah April 13, 2021
The American Rocketry Challenge is the largest student rocket-building contest in the world. This year, six of the contestants are Mavericks, and their custom-designed, 3D-printed model rocket is stuffed with iceberg lettuce and a chicken egg.
Nicholas Fenouil has become a popular music producer who has worked with local artists including rapper Don Toliver.

Fenouil works with ‘cutting-edge’ musicians

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor March 31, 2021
Senior Nicholas Fenouil predominantly produces rap, hip-hop and trap music and has worked with musicians including Houston-born rapper Don Toliver, who has over 1.2 million Spotify followers. 
Matthew Samson edits at his home studio. His videos have collectively surpassed one million views on YouTube.

Senior collaborates on, produces viral videos

Afraaz Malick, Copy Editor March 30, 2021
It was easy for senior Matthew Samson to get discouraged when he direct messaged hundreds of artists without a response, but with some perseverance and luck, his videos have collectively surpassed a million views.
Since St. John’s is currently not allowing any outside students on campus, all tours, admission events and interviews are conducted online.

Tour Guild adjusts events, creates virtual resources during COVID-19 pandemic

Abigail Hindman and Emma Chang March 24, 2021
Since St. John’s is currently not allowing any outside students on campus, all tours, admission events and interviews are conducted online.
In January 2021, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America announced juniors Wyatt Cyprow and Nyla Hartigan as the two winners of the Congressional Essay Contest in Texas.

Juniors win NSCDA Congressional Essay Contest in Texas

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
In January 2021, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America announced juniors Wyatt Cyprow and Nyla Hartigan as the two winners of the Congressional Essay Contest in Texas.
Wayt is a mobile app designed to optimize communications between businesses and customers.

Senior creates mobile app, wins annual Congressional App Challenge

Arjun Maitra, Staff Writer February 9, 2021
Senior Ethan Saadia won the annual Congressional App Challenge for Texas’s 7th Congressional District for developing Wayt, a mobile app designed to optimize communications between businesses and customers.
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.
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