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This year, six of the contestants are Mavericks, and their custom-designed, 3D-printed model rocket is stuffed with iceberg lettuce and a chicken egg.

Students construct custom-designed rocket, compete in American Rocketry Challenge

Annie Jones and Keval Shah April 13, 2021
The American Rocketry Challenge is the largest student rocket-building contest in the world. This year, six of the contestants are Mavericks, and their custom-designed, 3D-printed model rocket is stuffed with iceberg lettuce and a chicken egg.
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Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” brought to Lowe stage

Mia Hong, Lillian Poag, and Yasmin Stein April 7, 2021
"Into the Woods" seemed like the perfect musical to perform amid a pandemic: small cast and minimal choreography. Little did Director Jamie Stires-Hardin know how complicated staging a musical during a pandemic would turn out to be.
Over the past year, the pandemic has exposed pre-existing anti-Asian hate in the United States.

SJS community reacts to rise in anti-Asian hate, Unity Council and EAAG host forums

Dawson Chang and Mia Hong April 1, 2021
During a shooting in Atlanta on March 17, eight people were murdered, six of whom were Asian women. When students returned from spring break the following week, the news became a widespread topic of discussion.
Nicholas Fenouil has become a popular music producer who has worked with local artists including rapper Don Toliver.

Fenouil works with ‘cutting-edge’ musicians

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor March 31, 2021
Senior Nicholas Fenouil predominantly produces rap, hip-hop and trap music and has worked with musicians including Houston-born rapper Don Toliver, who has over 1.2 million Spotify followers. 
Matthew Samson edits at his home studio. His videos have collectively surpassed one million views on YouTube.

Senior collaborates on, produces viral videos

Afraaz Malick, Copy Editor March 30, 2021
It was easy for senior Matthew Samson to get discouraged when he direct messaged hundreds of artists without a response, but with some perseverance and luck, his videos have collectively surpassed a million views.
Metal health: Music for a chaotic world

Metal health: Music for a chaotic world

Indrani Maitra, Assignments Editor March 26, 2021
Junior Indrani Maitra shares her thoughts on metal music.
Addison prepares to strike the ball, which is set on the tee.

Seventh grader kicks off her first football season

Ella Piper Claffy, Staff Writer March 25, 2021
After years spent dreaming of cheerleading at football games, Addison Perry stepped onto the football field for the first time this fall, trading high kicks for kickoffs. 
Since St. John’s is currently not allowing any outside students on campus, all tours, admission events and interviews are conducted online.

Tour Guild adjusts events, creates virtual resources during COVID-19 pandemic

Abigail Hindman and Emma Chang March 24, 2021
Since St. John’s is currently not allowing any outside students on campus, all tours, admission events and interviews are conducted online.
Illustration by Max Stith

The Minimal Maximum: St. John’s student standards

Max Stith, Staff Writer March 23, 2021
The Minimal Maximum is The Review Online’s new cartoon series created by junior Max Stith that will humorously highlight student life on campus. St. John's students typically hold themselves to high academic standards. 
Wreaking Havoc on Houston: Winter storm impacts St. John’s community

Wreaking Havoc on Houston: Winter storm impacts St. John’s community

Ashley Yen and Megan Chang March 12, 2021
On Feb. 15, Winter Storm Uri hit Houston, resulting in power outages and low water pressure for many students and faculty. The Review Online put together this special package featuring members of the SJS community exploring the impacts of the Texas power grid.
Eighth graders from the class of 2022 rest in the shade during a long hike.

Big Bend canceled due to COVID, replaced by Big Bend Lite

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
For the first time in 44 years, Class Eight students did not embark on the annual Big Bend trip. From Feb. 20-26, 123 eighth graders would have camped near the international border between the United States and Mexico, if not for the pandemic.

“Into the Woods” changes production schedule due to winter storm, moves to Lowe Theater

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer March 2, 2021
"Into the Woods" will be performed on March 3-6 in the Lowe Theater.
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