The Review

Austin debate convention encourages public speaking, exposes students to politics

Freshman Dian Yu (fifth from right) poses with other Best Speaker award winners at the Fall State debate convention.

Sara Doyle and Afraaz Malick

November 28, 2018

On Nov. 17, five students attended the Fall State debate convention in Austin.

Post-midterms political discussion encourages respectful conversation

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

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.

Midterm mayhem: The impact of politics at St. John’s

Midterm mayhem: The impact of politics at St. John's

Ryan Chang and Sophia Kontos

November 5, 2018

Between classes like Government and various political clubs, politics play an important role at St. John's. With the midterm elections approaching on Nov. 6, explore the ways politics impact the St. John's campus and student life.

Political clubs gather to debate NFL protests

Lily McCullough, Staff Writer

October 17, 2017

On Tuesday, Oct 10th, JSA, Unity Council and SPEC discussed and debated NFL players' decision to kneel during the national anthem.

Why I joined the Women’s March

Sophie Gillard attended the Women's March on Austin on Jan. 21.

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer

February 8, 2017

Thousands of protesters joined the Women's March in Washington, D.C. and its many nationwide sister marches on Jan. 21. Sophomore Sophie Gillard discusses why she marched.

Young Republicans take initiative in national politics

Sophie Gillard, Staff Writer

November 5, 2016

Republican students have taken action on the national election, volunteering with the likes of Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

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.

Debates stimulate learning, communication at JSA Fall State

JSA members pose in front of the Texas Capitol in Austin alongside faculty chaperone Wendall Zartman.

Christian Maines, Staff Writer

December 11, 2014

Six SJS students attended the Junior Statesmen of America Fall State conference, where they debated issues such as Super PACs, affirmative action and immigration.

Trice’s interest in government germinates at Seeds of Peace

Junior Madison Trice met students from across the globe while attending the summer program Seeds of Peace this summer.

Christian Maines, Staff Writer

September 15, 2014

This summer, junior Madison Trice attended the Seeds of Peace summer program to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and understand both sides.

Internship ignites Moore’s passion for politics

Megan Shen, Assignment Editor

August 8, 2014

Junior Elizabeth Moore worked at City Hall as part of her summer internship.

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

Sophomore Madison Trice moved to Houston from Maryland this summer. She initially had trouble finding a branch of YAG in Houston.

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.

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