Best of SNO

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2018-2019
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St. John's School
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St. John's School
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#9
2018-2019
Best of SNO Rank for
St. John's School
Stories from St. John's School
‘No thank you Kanye, very uncool!’
Opinions

Ryan Chang | November 29, 2018

The music of Kanye West has been a cornerstone of our friendship. We argue over his best albums, force song references into every sentence we can, sing/scream/rap in the car together and cry every time…

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Girls’ volleyball defeats Episcopal for first time in six years
Sports

SJ Lasley | November 28, 2018

Coming off back-to-back victories and undefeated in counter games, the girls’ volleyball team beat Episcopal for the first time in six years.

The Mavericks faced the Knights on Oct. 26 at Episcopal’s…

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Killer bees move to River Oaks, threaten students and residents
News

Eloise Reasoner | November 16, 2018

As small and nimble as they might appear, killer bees are taking the streets of River Oaks by swarm.

Africanized bees, colloquially known as “killer bees” or “feral bees,” are hybrids of the…

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‘Where there’s a Will there’s a way’: School relaxes rule on fundraising to support ailing junior
News

Shani Israel | November 16, 2018

Fundraisers at school are typically not allowed because, according to the Student Handbook, “the School wants students to focus on personal service to others.” On Oct. 23, administrators made an exception…

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Catherine Dawson conducts public health research in Fiji
Features

Ella West | October 31, 2018

When most people think of Fiji, they think of crystal-clear water, five-star resorts and pristine beaches. When heading to the island, however, Catherine Dawson (’12), knew that this was not the Fiji…

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Special Music: Claremont Heir performs “Buddy Holly” by Weezer
Arts & Entertainment

Megan Chang | October 16, 2018

Hearing the growing plaudits from the audience, Claremont Heir steps out of the shadows and into the spotlight. The drummer twirls her wooden sticks, exciting the crowd as the guitarists and bassist strum…

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Alumni bike 4,500 miles in Texas 4000
Features

Afraaz Malick | October 11, 2018

This past summer, Parker Donaldson (’14), Kate Bomar (’13) and Carolyn Martin (’14) biked in the Texas 4000, a 4,500-mile ride twice the length of the Tour de France.

The Texas 4000 is a 70-day…

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Asian-American representation in media trends upward
Features

Tyler King | October 8, 2018

Growing up, Kim Dickson rarely saw her Asian-American identity accurately portrayed in any media.

Dickson, now the Upper School Latin teacher, remembers how little she knew about Korean culture at…

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Waters sisters explore passion for trapeze
Features

Indrani Maitra | October 5, 2018

Thalie grips the trapeze bar tightly, focusing on executing the next trick. She positions herself correctly, bending her knees and flexing her toes. Unfazed by the height, she takes a deep breath, makes…

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