The Review

Congressional campaign pits Mavericks Fletcher, Hunt

In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018, St. John’s alums Lizzie Fletcher and Wesley Hunt went head-to-head on Nov. 3, with Fletcher winning reelection by over 10,000 votes.
November 20, 2020

This article was initially published in the Nov. 11, 2020 print issue of the Review. In a marquee election for Texas’ 7th Congressional District, a traditionally Republican stronghold until 2018,...

Students reflect on impacts, new precedents of the 2020 election

Citing claims of voter fraud, President Trump has yet to concede, leaving many uncertain as to whether the president will willingly leave office in January.
November 20, 2020

When Mia Basu watched Kamala Harris take the stage in Wilmington before the victory speeches, waves of pride and relief washed over her. Along with many other SJS community members, she had anxiously awaited...

SPEC, Unity Council promote safe spaces for political discussion

In their third PerSPECtives volume, SPEC encouraged readers to use educational resources to learn about the election and political issues.
November 20, 2020

As news outlets called states and made predictions three days after the polls closed, many students frantically checked electoral votes at every opportunity. “I felt anxious about the results,”...

Students volunteer at polls, see lower Election Day turnout than expected

Senior Tasha Savas, who serves as the presiding judge of Precinct 0060, was interviewed by Fox News.
November 20, 2020

As Jackson Jones helped open the polls early on the morning of Nov. 3, he noticed a crowd of Trump supporters gathering across the street. They began to use megaphones and play loud music, which violates...

The butchering of side characters

October 9, 2020

The live action “Mulan” destroyed its side characters. Gone were Mulan’s beloved friends Yao, Ling and Chien-Po; only the shrivelled flesh of their characters, unmemorable and unremarkable, were...

The wasted witch

October 9, 2020

In Chinese mythology, there are no evil witches with pointy hats and broomsticks who have magic and are ostracized because of it. While there are female shamans in Chinese mythology, women aren’t reviled...

“Mary Sue” Mulan

October 9, 2020

The biggest and most disappointing move: they made Mulan a Mary Sue.  In both the 1998 animated film and the original ballad, Mulan was not born exceptionally strong or powerful. She was a typical...

Final thoughts

October 9, 2020

Ultimately, the live-action “Mulan” was a disappointment. I was so excited to see more Asian representation on the American silver-screen and mourned the movie’s delayed release. However, I could...

Tackling xenophobia from COVID-19

March 11, 2020

The concerns surrounding coronavirus are not limited to the fear of infection. Because the virus originated in Wuhan, China, xenophobia levels towards Asians and Asian-Americans have risen across the US. To...

Schools nation-wide respond to the pandemic

March 11, 2020

Responses to the threat of COVID-19 have varied across the country, depending on conditions in various areas. Massachusetts, California and New York, among others, have declared states of emergency, and...

School-sponsored events, spring break trips cancelled

March 11, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on the St. John’s community is already impossible to ignore. Due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 health situation, all school-sponsored trips over spring break have...

What is COVID-19?

March 11, 2020

COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China, in December. Although coronaviruses generally circulate among animals, some of them, including the strain...

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