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The Review

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

The Review

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

The Review

Influencers often receive monetary compensation for promoting unhealthy lifestyles.

Opinion: Delulu is not the Solulu

Amina Khalil-Zegar and Genevieve Ederle March 27, 2024

Last night, we tried a “girl dinner,” a popular new diet trend that has taken the internet by storm. “Girl dinner” was not a balanced meal. Our plates were arrayed with a handful of carrot sticks,...

Freshman Amina Khalil-Zegar says that being a girl is expensive.

Opinion: Being a girl shouldn’t break the bank

Amina Khalil-Zegar, Staff Writer March 25, 2024

While preparing for the Heart Hop, the Class 9 Valentine’s Day-themed dance, the price of getting ready for the event was painful, but not surprising. A week before the dance, I scheduled a nail appointment...

Taylor Swifts carbon emissions have recently drawn concern. Graphic by Allen (Picasa), used with permission.

Opinion: Celebrities are people, too

Genevieve Ederle, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Upon opening Instagram, a slew of fan edits, pieced together with dramatic movie clips and concert videos, fills the screen. Many scroll past the host of fan accounts posting their daily Taylor Swift edit–...

Christmas can be a time for decorations and festivity, but according to junior Lily Feather, its a far more dangerous holiday than most people realize.

Opinion: Dumbest ways to die on Christmas

Lily Feather, Managing Editor December 14, 2023
Junior Lily Feather ranks the top 10 worst ways to die during the holiday, from getting "decked" by the halls to falling off of Nakatomi Plaza.
Under Review: The Marvels

Under Review: “The Marvels”

Turner Edwards, Staff Writer December 7, 2023
Junior Turner Edwards shares his thoughts on the most recent addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, "The Marvels."
Singer Matt Berninger belts during Eucalyptus.

Concert Review: The National goes off the “Deep End”

Lucy Walker November 28, 2023

I waded through the crowd of forty-somethings on date night to get a spot near the stage. The opening act, Meg Duffy’s Hand Habits, had just welcomed the crowd with an obligatory “Hello, Houston!”...

Dave Grohl, drummer of Nirvana, now leads Foo Fighters. Their new album is up for a Grammy nomination.

Thank You for the Music

Lucy Walker November 17, 2023

Fall is here! Break couldn’t come soon enough. If you’re looking to get into some new music or make a last-ditch effort to save your Wrapped, I’ve got some recommendations. Here are some of the...

George Michael was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last weekend.

Careless Whispers: a mildly biased review of the Wham! documentary

Lauren Baker, Deputy Editor November 10, 2023

In my biased opinion, George Michael is one of the greatest lyricists and musicians ever. I’ve dedicated way too much time poring over his lyrics, admiring his majestic hair and singing his pop hits...

As the fall season begins, Starbucks is busy releasing two brand new drinks to celebrate the cooler weather and fall vibes.

Opinion: Starbucks’ fall season drinks

Dalia Sandberg and Katharine Yao October 31, 2023

As the fall season begins, Starbucks is busy releasing two brand new drinks to celebrate the cooler weather and fall vibes. We ventured to the Rice Village location, which only has two of the five fall...

To some people, this entire situation and petition might seem petty or unnecessary, but it’s more than just a week of atrocious color combinations and fashion decisions—it’s about the restriction of a student’s freedom.

Opinion: Stop Kinkaid Week’s new “uniform bottoms” rule

Aien Du, Online Section Editor October 25, 2023

For high school students across America, spirit week is known as the highlight of the fall season and an opportunity to show off their school pride. But this year, the Upper School’s spirit week...

A Little Touch of Schleicher in the Night is out on Oct. 20.

A Little Touch of Schleicher in the Night

Lucy Walker October 19, 2023

Ursula K. Leguin is blocking Katie von Schleicher’s camera as we speak on a Tuesday Zoom call. The white parakeet, named after the late Earthsea author, was jockeying for press time of her own. But...

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