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The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

The official student newspaper of St. John's School.

The Review

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.
After moving from one COVID-19 hotspot to another to begin her new job in July, new Head of Middle School Chia-Chee Chiu is reimagining what a school leader looks like amidst the challenges of remote learning.

New Head of Middle School brings diverse experience, adapts to new learning environment

Olivia Doan, Staff Writer September 24, 2020
Chia-Chee Chiu, the new Head of Middle School, is looking forward to meeting MS students and their families.
Last years eighth graders enjoy the view on one of their hikes. Because the 35-day-long government shutdown has ended, the Class of 2023s Big Bend trip will take place.

Annual Big Bend trip proceeds after government shutdown

Ashley Yen, Staff Writer February 18, 2019
Because the government stayed open after a 35-day-long shutdown, the Class of 2023's Big Bend trip will take place.
Due to the government shutdown, which began on Dec. 22, there are currently no visitor services provided in Big Bend National Park, which would impede the annual eighth grade retreat. Above, last years eighth graders navigate down a trail in the park.

Government shutdown jeopardizes Big Bend trip

Sophie Gillard, Assignments Editor January 19, 2019
Because of the government shutdown, the annual eighth grade trip to Big Bend National Park may not take place since no visitor services are currently being provided.
This years Pop Show paid  tribute to deceased artists like Queen and Selena.

Annual Middle School Pop Show honors deceased artists

SJ Lasley, Staff Writer February 16, 2018
This year's Middle School Pop Show on Feb. 9 featured songs by deceased icons such as Queen and Selena.
Left to right: Katya Bigman, Adam Moinuddeen, Nelson Mathis, Ananya Das, Adele Wan, Arjun Maitra (not pictured) and Olivia McCarty (not pictured) competed at the Klein Oak Junior High School Forensic Tournament.

Middle School debate team reinvented, aided by Upper School team

Mehak Batra, Staff Writer November 11, 2017
The Middle School debate team was reinvented with the help of the Upper School debate team. They now have consistent practices and competitions.
65 middle school students took part in Beauty and the Beast.

“Beauty and the Beast” lauded despite three weeks lost

Sacha Waters, Staff Writer October 18, 2017
65 Middle School thespians performed "Beauty and the Beast" to rave reviews, despite challenges from missing over three weeks of rehearsal time.
The cast of Beauty and the Beast assembles onstage while techs set up lights for the performance.

Day in the Life of a middle school musical tech

Abigail Poag and Laney Chang October 12, 2017
Read about a day in the life of preparing for the middle school musical "Beauty and the Beast", from stage techs Laney Chang and Abigail Poag.
E-cigs are marketed as anti-smoking products and, according to e-cig manufacturing company Blu, a new satisfaction- without the guilt.

E-cigarette possession, use spreads among teens

Brooke Kushwaha, Managing Editor May 27, 2015
E-cigarettes have become a trend among teens. While e-cig use has increased threefold, the increase coincides with a marked decrease in cigarette use.
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