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

Unity Council talks about their role in promoting their mission of community and inclusion.

Students reflect on Texas diversity program bans

Nia Shetty, Staff Writer April 24, 2024

On April 2, the University of Texas at Austin laid off at least 60 staff members who worked in diversity, equity and inclusion-related offices. This decision received immediate backlash from the student...

Video: Real or Fake? OpenAI Teases AI Video-Making Platform Sora

Video: Real or Fake? OpenAI Teases AI Video-Making Platform Sora

Evan Williams April 18, 2024

SJS faculty weigh in on the creation of Sora AI videos.

Upper School Students gather on the Plaza for a chance to witness a cosmic event that will not happen again until 2045. Courtesy Emily Reppart.

School gathers for coast-to-coast eclipse viewing

Lucy Walker and Katharine Yao April 8, 2024

Junior Talia Musher traveled to Wimberly, Texas to experience complete totality. A few years ago, Musher’s mother, who Talia says has a “weird obsession” with eclipses, had organized a retreat...

On Thursday, March 28, SAC partnered with former community service director Marci Bahr to bring her puppies to campus.

Puppies on the Plaza bring “pawsitivty” to campus

Yutia Li, Staff Writer March 30, 2024

When senior Virginia Carolyn Crawford walked into her biology class ten minutes late, her teacher asked why she was tardy. When Crawford replied that she had been hanging out with the puppies on the Plaza...

For many students and families, the iftar symbolizes community, acceptance of Muslims and progress.

SJS families celebrate iftar

Amina Zegar, Staff Writer March 30, 2024

On March 28, Muslim students eagerly waited for the clock to turn to 7:37 p.m. as this would mark sundown. Eating, laughing and conversing together, students participated in iftar, the meal in which Muslims...

At the end of every week, bakers will take some of the uneaten pastries from the Mav Cafe home and the rest are sent to Second Servings of Houston.

Efforts to reduce food waste at St. John’s

Isabella Adachi and William Liang February 7, 2024

One in seven Houstonians go home every day wondering if they can put food on their table. Director of Food Services Alan Mallett combated this problem by partnering with Second Servings of Houston and...

Jan Plan would give students an easier transition from winter break—it is just a matter of figuring out how to implement it. Additional designing by Aleena Gilani.

St. John’s discusses future of Jan Plan

Amina Khalil-Zegar and Emily Yen February 1, 2024

Back in 2020, Upper School science teacher David Castillo looked forward to taking a break from teaching his usual biology and chemistry classes and instead exploring the First Amendment with his students...

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. Graphic by Evelyn (Freerange Stock), used with permission.

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...

Houston voters went to polling stations, like the Metropolitan Multi-Service Center,  to cast their ballots in the 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,...

Load More Stories
Activate Search
The official student newspaper of St. John's School.