The Review

Science classes adapt to COVID-19 guidelines

Seniors Hannah Chang and Nicole Doyle take their blood pressures as part of an Anatomy and Physiology lab.
January 13, 2021
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the student experience, particularly in the science field.

Culminating projects, tests replace midterm exams

Seniors Scott Koh and Isabella O'Reilly give a presentation on their photosynthetic rates lab in AP Biology.
December 15, 2020
At the start of the semester, the school canceled midterms, concerned that COVID would limit students’ abilities to fully understand course material.

Advisories donate holiday gifts to Small Steps Nurturing Center, Ronald McDonald House

This year, advisories chose between filling a laundry basket with staples such as flour, rice and toilet paper for a family at Small Steps Nurturing Center or buying items off of an Amazon wishlist for a family at the Ronald McDonald House. 
December 8, 2020
This year, Community Service is partnering with Small Steps Nurturing Center and the Ronald McDonald House. 

Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election

Election escapades: Examining experiences and impacts of the 2020 election
November 20, 2020
The 2020 election has surmounted both voting records and expectations of many members in the St. John's community. The Review Online put together a special election package featuring stories of students, faculty and alumni in Congress to showcase the tremendous influence politics has on and off campus.

Students cancel study abroad plans

This year, many students who signed up to spend the year studying abroad were forced to cancel their plans due to COVID-19.
November 20, 2020
This year, many students who signed up to spend the year studying abroad were forced to cancel their plans due to COVID-19.

SJS resumes Senior Tea, serves “grab & go” boxed lunches

Parents provided Potbelly sandwiches to the Class of 2021 for their first Senior Tea.
November 17, 2020
This year, St. John’s has shifted from the traditional buffet-style hot lunches to “grab & go” boxed lunches.

30-foot branch crashes onto Quad, narrowly misses students

Seniors Michael Daichman and Nicolas Munoz retrieve their phones from beneath a Spikeball net, which had been straddled by the falling branch. The students had left their phones under the net during their game earlier that afternoon.
October 23, 2020
At approximately 2:36 p.m. on Oct. 23, a 30-foot branch splintered from a live oak tree in the center of the Quad, falling dangerously close to a group of seniors playing Spikeball.

Seniors create webinars on medical discrimination against women, people of color, LGBTQ+ community

The first webinar on Sept. 3 covered racism in a medical setting, from the mental and physical effects of racism on BIPOC to common stereotypes held by practitioners.
October 21, 2020
Seniors Carolyn DePinho, Isabella O’Reilly and Ella Kalapatapu created a virtual series of webinars to educate the St. John’s community on medical discrimination against women, people of color and the LGBTQ+ community.

Unity Council, WHEE, JAG, SPEC host joint forum to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg

On Sept. 21, Unity Council, WHEE, JAG and SPEC hosted an online forum to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
October 6, 2020
On Sept. 21, Unity Council, WHEE, JAG and SPEC hosted an online forum to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Seniors place top 10 in NASA & Texas Instruments Codes Contest

On Sept. 14, four seniors placed in the top 10 in the NASA & TI Codes contest with their air monitoring system.
September 29, 2020
On Sept. 14, four seniors placed in the top 10 in the NASA & TI Codes Contest with their air monitoring system.

SJS implements in-person learning with low-density reopening plan

To accommodate potentially sick students, Stasney Hall has been converted into an infirmary according to Headmaster Mark Desjardins's campus update on July 30.
September 11, 2020
From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, Upper School students will take classes on campus following the School's Low Density Campus Plan.

Non-SJS students invade Zoom meetings, disrupt classes

Non-SJS members joined several Zoom classes after obtaining the meeting links and passwords from current students.
August 25, 2020
On Aug. 19, non-SJS members joined three separate Zoom classes after obtaining the meeting links and passwords from current students.
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