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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

Starting Oct. 31, dozens of other students were blocked from popular educational sites including Blooket, JSTOR, MyBib and Knowt. The St. John’s Blackbaud website crashed as well.

Google for Education security changes affect students, teachers

Yutia Li, Staff Writer November 17, 2023

Access blocked: Your institution’s admin needs to review this site. As freshman Fiona Bodmann clicked on a Flipgrid link to upload her French homework video, this warning flashed across her screen....

After a jam-packed first semester and hectic week of midterm exams, students need winter break for resting and recharging. Shortening this break cuts back significantly on downtime from school.

St. John’s reduces winter break by one week; students react

Yutia Li and Emily Yen November 17, 2023

Some names of the people interviewed for this story have been changed to protect their privacy. From waking up at 12 p.m. to basking under the sun on a beach, winter break provides students with the...

This Nov. 7, thousands of Houstonians along with senior Virginia Carolyn Crawford will vote in the 2023 Mayoral election.

Students reflect on upcoming Houston mayoral elections

Daniel Pan and William Liang November 6, 2023

As senior Virginia Carolyn Crawford celebrated her 18th birthday, she prepared to take on one of the most important duties of a U.S. citizen: voting.  This Nov. 7, Crawford, a Social Media Editor on...

Football captains Michael Murphy, Peter McGarry, Stephen Gill, Cole Allen and Barrett Mossman showed up in all red and black, bringing their Maverick spirit to the Kinkaid video and the football field.

Highlights from the 2023 Kinkaid video

Aila Jiang and Eshna Das November 3, 2023

Hours before facing the Falcons at Rice Stadium, Upper School students, bedecked in red and black, gathered in the Lowe Theater to watch the annual Kinkaid video. Directed by seniors Ella Piper Claffy,...

Medical Director Scott Dorfman urges all St. Johns students to get vaccinated and follow CDC guidelines.

New strains of Covid-19 spread throughout Upper School community

Daniel Pan and Evan Williams September 26, 2023

Bethany Goldman felt seemingly endless exhaustion, falling asleep before dinner and waking up the next afternoon. This was her first time contracting Covid-19 in May 2021, right before finals. Goldman,...

Hurricane Idalia struck Florida on Aug. 30, destroying over 16,000 homes and causing an estimated $12–$20 billion in damages.

Hurricane Idalia hits Florida, SJS community reacts

Isabella Adachi and Nia Shetty September 26, 2023

Unlike its name, the Sunshine State suffers from terrible hurricanes—most recently, Hurricane Idalia, a Category 4 hurricane that hit near Keaton Beach, Florida, on Aug. 30— the first major hurricane...

President Vincent Reyes leads inaugural YCC meeting, which featured discussion on the recent GOP debate.

Trump indictment, GOP debate coincides with YCC first meeting

Gabriel Pope September 15, 2023

On Aug. 24, former President Donald Trump prepared for his mugshot. Dressed in his traditional blue suit and red tie, he makes no effort to smile, unlike some of his accused co-conspirators. Instead, he...

Citizen crime-stopper captures suspect fleeing the scene after attempted robbery of a box of donuts.

Appetite for Destruction: Suspect goes on 2-day North Campus crime spree

Ella Piper Claffy September 14, 2023

HOUSTON – Authorities are still searching for the suspect who they say went on a two-day crime spree on the North Campus last week. The suspect, identified as a small, furry rodent with a reddish-brown...

Flames engulf the historic Waiola Church in Lahaina, Hawaii on Aug. 8.

Wildfires sweep through Maui, students reflect on experiences, implications

Aien Du and Aila Jiang September 2, 2023

To celebrate her parents' 25th proposal anniversary, senior Skylar Su and her family planned to revisit Lahaina, Hawaii—the location where Su’s dad proposed to her mother. They arrived on Maui in early...

Seniors Mia Hirshfeld and Georgia Andrews escort kindergarten student Lila Thompson to her spot at the all-school assembly.

Photo Gallery: First Day of School

Katie Czelusta, Photo Editor August 19, 2023

Sophomore Kai Gomez and juniors Anya Yalamanchili and Virginia Carolyn Crawford enjoy their break between events.

Photo Gallery: French Symposium 2023

Katie Czelusta May 9, 2023
On March 31 through April 1, French students from across Texas flocked to the St. John's campus for the 2023 Texas French Symposium.
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