The Review

English teacher Linda Carswell retires after ten years at St. John’s

English teacher Linda Carswell retires after ten years at St. John’s

Irene Vasquez, Editor-in-Chief

May 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE

English teacher Linda Carswell reflects on her years teaching English and leading her mixed advisory.

Athletics, fine arts address tricky dilemma of making cuts

Athletics, fine arts address tricky dilemma of making cuts

Maggie Ballard, Staff Writer

May 9, 2017


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Spring sports teams were forced to make cuts due to limited space, yet the spring musical did not.

Senior A.J. Moore finds unique job at Houston rodeo

Lilah Gaber, Staff Writer

May 3, 2017


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From bonding with co-workers to carnival games, senior AJ Moore recounts the highs and lows of working at the rodeo.

Latin teacher Mindy Wolfrom leaves her mark

Latin teacher Mindy Wolfrom leaves her mark

Sophia Lima, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


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Mindy Wolfrom, who teaches four levels of Latin and Greek in the Upper School, will be moving across the world to teach at the Taipei American School starting next fall.

New Upper School counselor applies psychology experience to student concerns

New Upper School counselor applies psychology experience to student concerns

Andrew Duong and Sophia Lima

April 7, 2017


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Dr. Shawn Fleck joined St. John's after Upper School counselor Kelli McCarty took maternity leave in March.

Students give back to community through Breakthrough Houston

Students give back to community through Breakthrough Houston

Andrew Duong, Staff Writer

March 2, 2017


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The Breakthrough program gives educational opportunities to underserved Houston youth. Three former Breakthrough students, now teachers, reflect on their experiences.

Junior celebrates special leap year birthday

Junior celebrates special leap year birthday

Shani Israel, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


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As the first 2000 Leap day baby in Texas, Katherine Yao finds unique ways to celebrate her birthday every four years.

Class Act: math teacher Caroline Kerr (’01)

Lilah Gaber, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


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Get to know math teacher Caroline Kerr ('01), who returned to Houston after teaching at a Quaker school in Philadelphia and two all-girls schools.

Class Acts

Class Acts

February 3, 2017


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In our series “Class Act,” we introduce new teachers and their backgrounds in and outside the classroom.

Freshman swimmer sets sight on Junior Olympics

Maggie Ballard, Staff Writer

January 19, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Freshman Eric Wang, who has raced against Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel, trains 22 hours a week in hopes of qualifying for the NCSA Junior Olympics.

Sean Griffin joins admissions and athletics

David Seo, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, SHOWCASE, SPORTS

Sean Griffin is the school's newest Associate Director of Admissions and a varsity football coach.

Tautology Club bonds over one quirky interest

Manar Ansari, Staff Writer

November 28, 2016


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Senior Aileen Zhang started Tautology Club, a club about tautologies, this semester. The club celebrates the circular logic of tautologies, holds writing contests and plays logic games.

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