The Shorthand of Emotion: Music at St. John’s College

In the beginning, there were drums. Then, there were the chants sung in medieval abbeys, and then, harmony, and the great composers of the 18th and 19th centuries. As St. John’s students, we discover all of that in our music program. The first song we learn, in our freshman chorus, is often medieval. The first…

Party Like It’s 1696: St. John’s Waltzes

Waltz parties are a beloved tradition at St. John’s College. These parties may seem like a relic of another time, but the music, laughter, and (admittedly) eccentric creativity they inspire brings them squarely to the present. Formal, fancy, or themed dress is most always the order of the day. Suits and full-skirted dresses along with…

The Art of Storytelling

Looking through the camera lens, the light kit shining on my back like a halo, I wondered how I found heaven in a senior common room. My name is Armando, and I’m currently a Graduate Institute student at St. John’s College. Last month, the winter season had me itching for a project to break up…

A January Start

 *Starting in January 2022, the January Freshmen Program is only available on the Santa Fe campus. Even among the amazing group of people that make up the polity of St. John’s College, there’s something special about January Freshmen. It’s probably not a surprise to hear that January Freshmen, often called just “JFs” (or “Febbies” in…

One Last Summer Day in Naptown

By: Drew Goodwin Summer is my favorite season, especially in Annapolis (Naptown for those in the know). There are always crazy amounts of tourists coming to shop, dine, sail, and explore our 300+ year-old streets. While this Summer has been different to say the least, it’s been reassuring to see people out and about, masks…