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In January 2021, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America announced juniors Wyatt Cyprow and Nyla Hartigan as the two winners of the Congressional Essay Contest in Texas.

Juniors win NSCDA Congressional Essay Contest in Texas

Dawson Chang, Staff Writer February 22, 2021
In January 2021, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America announced juniors Wyatt Cyprow and Nyla Hartigan as the two winners of the Congressional Essay Contest in Texas.
Juniors and seniors were attending virtual classes as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol. Incited by the  president’s rhetoric about election fraud, the rioters breached the Capitol while Congress was counting the electoral vote. 

SJS community reacts to Capitol insurrection

Gabrielle Solymosy, Copy Editor January 29, 2021
Juniors and seniors were attending virtual classes as Trump supporters stormed the nation’s Capitol. Incited by the  president’s rhetoric about election fraud, the rioters breached the Capitol while Congress was counting the electoral vote. 
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.

Congressional campaign pits Mavericks Fletcher, Hunt

Ella West, Assignments Editor 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,...

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.

Students reflect on impacts, new precedents of the 2020 election

Ella Piper Claffy and Dawson Chang 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...

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

SPEC, Unity Council promote safe spaces for political discussion

Mia Hong and Annie Jones 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,”...

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

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

Ella Piper Claffy, Staff Writer 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...

Students gathered in the plaza to discuss the results of the 2018 midterms in a respectful, educational environment.

Post-midterms political discussion encourages respectful conversation

Ashley Yen and Lily McCullough November 18, 2018
On Nov. 7, SPEC and Unity Council hosted a pizza lunch after midterm elections for students to discuss politics in a respectful environment.
According to organizers of the Houston march, over 23 thousand protesters turned out at the event.

Marchers join worldwide movement for women’s rights

Sophie Caldwell, Copy Editor January 26, 2017
Over 23 thousand protesters marched in the Houston Women's March on Jan. 21. Similar events in support of women's rights took place in cities around the world.

Political activists spark progress through Ben Rose campaign

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer October 25, 2016
While the general election catches attention, students take local action by supporting Ben Rose, a Democratic candidate for state representative.
Twenty-two percent of SAC is female, while girls comprise 52 percent of the Upper School student body.

Widening SAC gender divide raises question

Cara Maines, Assistant Online Editor February 20, 2014
Although more than half of SJS Upper School students are girls, less than a quarter of Student Affairs Council is female. This isn’t just a SJS problem; it’s a national issue.
Sophomore Madison Trice moved to Houston from Maryland this summer. She initially had trouble finding a branch of YAG in Houston.

Fitting the bill: Trice runs for position in Youth and Government

Irene Vazquez, Staff Writer February 10, 2014
Sophomore Madison Trice has met senators, lobbied for bills and attended conferences as a member of Youth and Government (YAG). She is currently running for Speaker of the Hyde House of YAG.
As the Mazkirah, or director of communication, of an international Jewish teen organization, junior Sophie Gershenwald directs BBG social media, including Twitter and Facebook posting their events.

Gershenwald elected Mazkirah of international Jewish teen organization

Amy Liu, Staff Writer February 4, 2014
Named the 30th Mazkirah in her regional B’nei B’rith Girls (BBG) group, junior Sophie Gershenwald has earned a coveted leadership position among her “sisterhood with a common bond.”
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