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Over the past year, the pandemic has exposed pre-existing anti-Asian hate in the United States.

SJS community reacts to rise in anti-Asian hate, Unity Council and EAAG host forums

Dawson Chang and Mia Hong April 1, 2021
During a shooting in Atlanta on March 17, eight people were murdered, six of whom were Asian women. When students returned from spring break the following week, the news became a widespread topic of discussion.
Wreaking Havoc on Houston: Winter storm impacts St. John’s community

Wreaking Havoc on Houston: Winter storm impacts St. John’s community

Ashley Yen and Megan Chang March 12, 2021
On Feb. 15, Winter Storm Uri hit Houston, resulting in power outages and low water pressure for many students and faculty. The Review Online put together this special package featuring members of the SJS community exploring the impacts of the Texas power grid.
Eighth graders from the class of 2022 rest in the shade during a long hike.

Big Bend canceled due to COVID, replaced by Big Bend Lite

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
For the first time in 44 years, Class Eight students did not embark on the annual Big Bend trip. From Feb. 20-26, 123 eighth graders would have camped near the international border between the United States and Mexico, if not for the pandemic.
As individual traders purchased Gamestop shares, SJS students contributed their own capital towards the movement. 

Students invest in surging GameStop shares

Ella Piper Claffy and James Li February 26, 2021
As individual traders purchased Gamestop shares in an effort to collectively take on hedge funds, SJS students contributed their own capital towards the movement. 
In April 2020, Keegan and the administration decided to delay Jan Plan until 2023.

Jan Plan delayed until 2023 due to COVID-19

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer February 3, 2021
In April 2020, the administration decided to delay Jan Plan until 2023.
Juniors and seniors were attending virtual classes as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol. Incited by the  president’s rhetoric about election fraud, the rioters breached the Capitol while Congress was counting the electoral vote. 

SJS community reacts to Capitol insurrection

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor January 29, 2021
Juniors and seniors were attending virtual classes as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol. Incited by the  president’s rhetoric about election fraud, the rioters breached the Capitol while Congress was counting the electoral vote. 
Seniors Hannah Chang and Nicole Doyle take their blood pressures as part of an Anatomy and Physiology lab.

Science classes adapt to COVID-19 guidelines

Abigail Hindman and Arjun Maitra January 13, 2021
COVID-19 has significantly disrupted the student experience, particularly in the science field.
Seniors Scott Koh and Isabella O'Reilly give a presentation on their photosynthetic rates lab in AP Biology.

Culminating projects, tests replace midterm exams

Dawson Chang and Abigail Hindman 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.
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. 

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

Natalie Boquist and Lydia Gafford 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

Fareen Dhuka and Laney Chang 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.
This year, many students who signed up to spend the year studying abroad were forced to cancel their plans due to COVID-19.

Students cancel study abroad plans

Penelope Macpherson and Chaahat Batra 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.
Parents provided Potbelly sandwiches to the Class of 2021 for their first Senior Tea.

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

Kate Vo, Staff Writer November 17, 2020
This year, St. John’s has shifted from the traditional buffet-style hot lunches to “grab & go” boxed lunches.
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