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“Family tradition is important, especially in baking, freshman Ally Hong said, because it perpetuates family connection and bonds.”

Students share the stories behind their families’ Thanksgiving dishes

Nia Shetty and Bella Dodig November 16, 2023

In this article, students recount the stories behind their families’ traditional Thanksgiving dishes! 1. Freshman Maya Kadia - Masala Mac & Cheese  When Maya Kadia sat down at her dinner table...

I like to think of burnout as burning a candle at both ends and running out of wax,” Upper School counselor Ashley Le Grange said.

Students, faculty reflect on mental health issues at St. John’s

Eshna Das, Online Section Editor November 10, 2023

When sophomore Carson Wang started his freshman year, he was initially overwhelmed by the workload. While juggling academics, a sport and piano practice, Wang felt compelled to do even more. As he pushed...

Since 2020, many high-profile artists have released new music and went on their first tours in five years. Taylor Swift, SZA, Beyonce, Drake and Morgan Wallen had combined ticket sales of over $4.5 billion, with both Swift and Beyonce accounting for half of it. 

Concert culture experiences a resurgence at St. John’s

Riya Nimmagadda, Print Copy Editor November 1, 2023

For junior Kit Haggard, the best way to get tickets to a Harry Styles concert was to camp out in front of a stadium for three hours. After attending her first concert at five years old, Haggard fell in...

Coach Cohn coaches one of his last lacrosse practices before moving on as Athletic Director.

Coach Cohn assumes new role as Upper School Athletic Director

Pierce Downey and Parker Moore October 23, 2023

As a rainy lacrosse practice near the end of the season came to a close, head coach David Cohn gathered his team. Typically, his closing remarks were short and confined to game-related matters, but Cohn...

Director of Clinical Services Colleen Kimball performs Quando m’en vo featuring choir director Brendan Emig as her occasional boyfriend.

An assembly to remember: the SJS inaugural teacher talent show

Isabella Adachi and Genevieve Ederle October 5, 2023

As lights dimmed in the auditorium, students watched the stage in silence, awaiting the final performance. Within an instant, music blared overhead, and teachers poured onstage in brightly-colored house...

Volunteers spent time along the coast outside Liberia before teaching at local schools.

St. John’s resumes Costa Rica service trip after three-year break

Kate Johnson September 2, 2023

The mid-summer community service trip that has sent students to Costa Rica since 2006 is an important piece of St. John’s history—and this year was no exception.  The community service trip has...

Math teacher Anand Tiwari occasionally gives palm readings to his students.

Math and Mantras: New teacher dabbles in Vedic astrology

Kenzie Chu and Emma Arnold May 3, 2023
New teacher Anand Tiwari starts a Vedic astrology business while teaching math at St John's.
Jackson Jhin (13) looks back to junior year as he makes Forbes 30 under 30.

Jackson Jhin (‘13) makes Forbes 30 Under 30

Nathan Kim and Brandon Wu May 3, 2023
Jackson Jhin retraces his journey back to junior year after reflecting on his success.
By the end of her emotional presentation, the audience was speechless. After a brief silence, Steinfeld received a standing ovation.

“We were too young to understand any antisemitism”: Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld shares her story

Eshna Das and Riya Nimmagadda January 25, 2023
During her talk at the Upper School assembly on Jan. 12, Holocaust survivor Ruth Steinfeld chronicled her experience before, during and after the Holocaust. 
At just 15, Turk opened his own martial arts school in Westport and ran it until he left for college. It was in the gym that Turk found he had a knack for teaching.

In Memoriam: Erol Turk

Wilson Bailey, Print Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2023
Erol Turk, a beloved teacher who, for 25 years, brought physics to life at St. John’s by breaking boards, lying on a bed of nails and jumping out of planes, passed away at his home on Dec. 23 due to complications brought on by a 2017 motorcycle accident. He was 51.
At the start of the 2022-2023 school year, Patricia Ego joined the Upper School.

Class Act: new physics teacher Patricia Ego

Dalia Sandberg and Lee Monistere November 17, 2022
Get to know new physics teacher Patricia Ego!
8th Wonder has an outdoor space filled with H-Town memorabilia where guests can chat and enjoy local brews.

Business is ‘brewing’ at alum Ryan Soroka’s 8th Wonder Brewery

Elise Anderson, Abby Manuel, and Sofia Aboul-Enein November 11, 2022
In 2013, alum Ryan Soroka (‘02) opened 8th Wonder Brewery, the sixth brewery ever in Houston, after overcoming many obstacles, including getting his college major changed four times and losing his desk job in 2008.
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