The Review

Science Olympiad team competes at MIT, prepares for regional tournament

Science Olympiad team competes at MIT, prepares for regional tournament

Ashley Yen and Russell Li

January 19, 2019

From Jan. 12-14, the Science Olympiad team competed at MIT in 23 events, placing 39th out of 75 teams.

Government shutdown jeopardizes Big Bend trip

Government shutdown jeopardizes Big Bend trip

Sophie Gillard, Assignments Editor

January 19, 2019

Because of the government shutdown, the annual eighth grade trip to Big Bend National Park may not take place since no visitor services are currently being provided.

PRISM hosts first assembly, promotes LGBTQ+ youth awareness

PRISM hosts first assembly, promotes LGBTQ+ youth awareness

Ashley Yen and Gabrielle Solymosy

December 18, 2018

On Dec. 11, PRISM, a club that supports LGBTQ+ youth, hosted its first assembly.

In Memoriam: Junior Will McKone

In Memoriam: Junior Will McKone

December 14, 2018

Will McKone passed away on Nov. 24 after suffering for many years from an inoperable, malignant brain tumor. He was 17.

Gift deliveries for holiday service project postponed due to inclement weather

Gift deliveries for holiday service project postponed due to inclement weather

Bailey Maierson, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018

Because of inclement weather on Dec. 8, the annual delivery of holiday gifts, which were donated by SJS advisories for the BEAR community service project, was postponed.

Video: Library renovations almost complete

Video: Library renovations almost complete

Thomas Hunt, Jack Shea, and Alex Tinkham

November 30, 2018

Video Crew spoke with Chief Financial Officer Greg Swan and librarian Peg Patrick about the recent library renovations, which will be completed soon. 

Austin debate convention encourages public speaking, exposes students to politics

Austin debate convention encourages public speaking, exposes students to politics

Sara Doyle and Afraaz Malick

November 28, 2018

On Nov. 17, five students attended the Fall State debate convention in Austin.

Post-midterms political discussion encourages respectful conversation

Post-midterms political discussion encourages respectful conversation

Ashley Yen and Lily McCullough

November 18, 2018

On Nov. 7, SPEC and Unity Council hosted a pizza lunch after midterm elections for students to discuss politics in a respectful environment.

Panelists teach SJS parents about ADHD in children

Panelists teach SJS parents about ADHD in children

Fareen Dhuka, Online Section Editor

November 17, 2018

On Nov. 6, three visiting panelists informed St. John's parents about ADHD and its effects on children.

Visiting psychologist stresses importance of empathy, effects on mental health

Visiting psychologist stresses importance of empathy, effects on mental health

Fareen Dhuka, Online Section Editor

November 15, 2018

On Oct. 16, psychologist Michele Borba spoke to SJS parents, teachers and faculty about empathy and its necessity in managing stress.

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization forges bonds between Jewish teens

B’nai B’rith Youth Organization forges bonds between Jewish teens

Megan Chang, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Nearly 230 Jewish teenagers from the Lonestar Region of Texas travelled to Camp Olympia in Trinity, Texas, from Oct. 26 through 28 for the Lonestar Members in Training (MIT) and the Alephs in Training (AIT) Convention.

‘Where there’s a Will there’s a way’: School relaxes rule on fundraising to support ailing junior

‘Where there’s a Will there’s a way’: School relaxes rule on fundraising to support ailing junior

Shani Israel, Senior Copy Editor

November 6, 2018

Junior Will McKone, who is undergoing treatment for a malignant brain tumor, and his sister Lindsey ('16) designed a T-shirt that they will sell to raise funds for A Kids’ Brain Tumor Cure Foundation.

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