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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

The Review ranks Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back as the best of the nine Star Wars movies.

The Review strikes back: A quest to find the best Star Wars movie

William Liang and Nathan Kim May 4, 2024

In a galaxy far far away, there lies the intense struggle to find the best “Star Wars” movie to watch for May 4. With over nine episodes in the "Star Wars" cinematic universe, finding a place to start...

Freshman Daniel Pan predicts that Manchester City will take the winning title for this seasons Premier League.

Premier League Title Predictions

Daniel Pan, Staff Writer April 30, 2024

The Premier League, the highest level of the English football league system, is into its final third of the season. Currently, London’s Arsenal sits at the top of the league by goal difference, with...

If we don’t act soon, there might not be much of Earth left to live on. 
Graphic by Emily Yen

Help keep the Earth green

William Liang, Staff Writer April 21, 2024

Around 380 million tons of single-use plastics are produced each year. These plastics are used for a few minutes and then thrown away, where they require hundreds of years to decay. While we cannot stop...

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...

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