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

The Review

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

The Review

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

The Review

Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair gives a presentation during an assembly in Lowe Theater.

Psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair speaks to students about girls’ development

Aleena Gilani, Staff Writer January 10, 2022
On Dec. 2, Catherine Steiner-Adair gave a presentation to Upper School students during an assembly. Her talk about girls’ development and social media came more than a month after her counterpart, Michael Thompson, discussed the psychology of boys and the academic gender gap.
Students gather in the Plaza to help with the holiday drive.

Students help Afghanistan refugees in this year’s holiday drive

Emma Chang and Mia Hirshfeld December 16, 2021
Student Affairs Council representatives and Community Service officers come together annually to run a holiday drive. This year, advisories collectively donated over $17,600 of cash and checks to support four Afghan refugee families.
Cheerleaders and Drum Corps perform at the Upper School pep rally.

Kinkaid video catastrophe: projector malfunctions during Upper School pep rally

Aleena Gilani and Evan Zhang November 30, 2021
On Oct. 29, students gathered in the VST for the Upper School pep rally. Yet, before the Kinkaid video could play, the projector malfunctioned.
Ashlee Vance (’96), who wrote “Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future,” spoke to the Upper School on Nov. 16.

Mav Literary Fest features guest authors, activities to encourage students to enjoy literature

Richard Liang, Staff Writer November 29, 2021
The Mav Literary Fest, which began on Nov. 15, featured award-winning authors, student luncheons and activities to encourage students to read more and inspire in them a love of literature.
Senior Kate Vo works on her college essays on the Quad.

Students participate in fourth annual college counseling essay workshop

Natasha Janssens and Natalie Boquist November 19, 2021
Over the final and first weeks of July and August, 163 seniors attended the fourth annual college counseling essay workshop.
235 Houstonians attended the trivia event, which raised almost $200,000. The money will fund ongoing school year sessions and the summer program.

SJS parents host Breakthrough Houston’s trivia event, students volunteer as teaching assistants

Arjun Maitra, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
On Oct. 21, 235 Houstonians, including several from the St. John’s community, gathered on the outdoor patio of the Armadillo Palace for a game of trivia. The event celebrated Breakthrough Houston, a tuition-free educational program for high achieving but under-resourced students.
Thompson is the New York Times bestselling author of “Raising Cain” and a school counselor who specializes in the psychology of boys.

Psychologist Michael Thompson speaks to Upper School about academic gender gap

Aleena Gilani, Staff Writer November 11, 2021
On Oct. 27, psychologist Michael Thompson talked to the Upper School about the academic gender gap. 
Constant downpour during Hurricane Harvey flooded many streets and produced more than 60 inches of rain.

Students discuss climate change, aftermath of Hurricane Nicholas

Emma Chang and Ellison Albright October 26, 2021
Over the past four years, Houston has faced four superstorms each causing school closures. As climate change worsens, these natural disasters will only become more frequent.
Tex, who roamed campus for about an hour and a half, enjoys the weather.

Armadillo spotted scurrying around campus

Emma Chang, Staff Writer October 1, 2021
On Sept. 30, an armadillo was spotted on campus.
Students enjoy the new physics classroom, which was designed over the summer.

Facilities combine math classrooms into new physics lab

Emma Chang, Staff Writer September 20, 2021
This summer, the facilities crew removed a wall to combine two math rooms into a physics classroom.
Hurricane winds swept into Houston, peaking at 50 miles per hour.

School loses power, classes move online for a day

Annie Jones and Emma Chang September 16, 2021
Since the St. John’s campus lost power, on Sept. 15, Middle and Upper School students attended virtual classes, while Lower School lessons remained paused.
A tree, split in half by the storm, fell over a basketball court in Sugarland.

Hurricane Nicholas moves across Houston, causes school closures, power outages

Annie Jones and Penelope Macpherson September 14, 2021
On Sept. 14 at 12:30 a.m., Category 1 Hurricane Nicholas landed on the Gulf Coast.
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