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

“Don’t let others tell you who you should be — that’s something you can decide for yourself.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

Incidents of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have increased nationwide because of the global pandemic, which began in Wuhan, China. In March, a series of shootings at Atlanta massage...

“I didn’t realize that I was being bullied — it just didn’t register.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

In elementary school, one white classmate approached Rachel Chih, pulled her eyes sideways and said, “Look, I’m Japanese.” Not only did this gesture feature the racist stereotype that Asian Americans...

Few, if any, books in the K–12 curriculum feature Asian protagonists or settings.

“It’s tiring being the person to speak up for your own race in an environment that’s all white.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

Last spring, juniors read “The Things They Carried,” a collection of linked short stories about a Vietnam War American infantry platoon, based on the wartime experiences of author Tim O’Brien. In...

At St. John’s, the roles and experiences of Asian immigrants receive scarce attention before Upper School. Students may not learn about events as significant as the Chinese Exclusion Act and Japanese internment camps until their sophomore and junior years. 

“Asian Americans are a crucial part of American history.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

As a sophomore, Lauren Campbell’s history class was learning about the Opium Wars when her teacher, who no longer teaches at the School, decided to stage an impromptu “reenactment” — an activity...

“Pushed toward STEM.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

Asian American students often find themselves being pushed toward STEM careers by parents who immigrated to the U.S. “The mindset of Asian parents can be very toxic because they try to live through...

Many Asian American students feel excluded during lunch  when surrounded by classmates who eat typical American foods.

“I became ashamed of being an Asian.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

When Remy Phan first came to St. John’s in sixth grade, she hid her Asian identity, a step she felt was necessary to make friends. “I started changing how I looked and acted,” Phan said. “I...

Asian Americans are often described as quiet and shy, a categorization that exemplifies the model minority myth.

“No matter how much I spoke up, I would only be perceived as being the quiet Asian.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

The model minority myth conveys an oversimplification that labels all Asian Americans as polite, law-abiding and scholastically high-achieving — especially in STEM subjects. Believing the myth erases...

“East Asia is not monolithic.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

Growing up surrounded by assumptions that her family is Chinese, senior Lauren Campbell thought that Chinese immigrants make up the lion’s share of Houston’s Asian American population. Due to her half-Vietnamese,...

When our names are mispronounced or mixed up, we

“My name got butchered all the time.”

Russell Li, Ella Chen, and Ashley Yen January 12, 2022

A self-described “colorful person,” junior Rachel Chih chases conspicuousness by dying her hair various shades of red and pink, creating her own custom makeup styles and alternating among a collection...

Sophomore Louis Faillace shares his thoughts on Hawkeye.

Under Review: “Hawkeye”

Louis Faillace, Staff Writer January 12, 2022
Sophomore Louis Faillace shares his thoughts on "Hawkeye."
On Nov. 15, masks became optional for Upper School students and teachers.

Lily Feather, Staff Writer December 19, 2021

One of my family members is also at-risk and had a health scare last year. I love her dearly and hate to choose between staying away or putting her in danger. It’s hard to visit her with a clear conscience...

On Nov. 15, masks became optional for Upper School students and teachers.

Katharine Yao, Staff Writer December 19, 2021

Over the summer, my family purchased a pulse oximeter, and we would each measure our oxygen levels a few times per day—low oxygen levels can indicate damage in the lungs from Covid-19. I rolled my eyes...

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