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The New Dutchman

  By Shane Brett and Naoki Nomura On August 20th, the first day of the 2014-2015 school year, we welcomed a myriad of new faces. Along with seventy new freshman, the returning high schoolers greeted a series of new teachers as well. Amongst them was Mr. Van Wylen, a young teacher from Minnesota. So how…

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Rugby: A Sport of Spirit, Fair Play and Respect

By Ryota Hiramitsu With the start of the school year, many returning students are likely to have encountered unfamiliar faces and foreign sights that act as new additions to the St. Mary’s community.  One of these sights is the view of a team of athletes rushing across the field with a football and seemingly crushing…

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High School Cross Country 2014

By Abraham Lee Kim and Yuyang Zhang No pain, no gain: the model and philosophy of the St. Mary’s cross-country team; “enduring the pain equals improvement because running is all about mentality”, states the coach, Mr. McGuire. The coach and two captains for this year, Taiki Mochizuki and Yudai Atsumi, are eager about this year’s…

A Stensonorous Break

Our much-needed spring break started with the end of a physics test, and then ended abruptly, approximately 48 hours later.  With the trip coming up in just two days, we kick-started the “choir week” with a two-hour long rehearsal in the MPR.  Another two days later, we found ourselves in the cramped seats of a…

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Movie Clubs

From the black and white James and Dean Charlie Chaplin films of the olden days to the movies of today, film as a progressive art form has definitely come along way. Recently, the emergence of the Internet has revolutionized how we view movies. The rise of information technology has allowed access to new movies almost…

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The College Fair Conundrum: Blessing or Junk in Disguise?

“It’s mandatory for your future!” exclaimed Mr. Stovall, in response to a student asking if whether or not attending the college fair was mandatory. Later, students and faculty alike shuffled down the tight stairways and into the MPR to attend the fair. It looked like a maze, especially when looking down upon the scene from…