Dolphin Captivity

Article By Naoki Nomura Photo by scubadiverlife.com During the past few years, SeaWorld, a world class marine mammal park has been gathering a lot of bad publicity due to its unorthodox porpoise breeding and captivity methods. Many activists around the world have expressed their thoughts through various media outlets hoping for a change. SeaWorld, a…

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North Korea with an H-Bomb

On January 6th, 2016 , an unexpected earthquake was detected near the Chinese border with North Korea. A few hours later, North Korean television officially announced that the country had successfully conducted an underground hydrogen bomb (H-bomb) test (“North Korea Claims”). This act started a new wave of criticism and discussion over North Korea’s nuclear…

The Olympics and things to look out for

Image courtesy of USA Today   Written by Eugene Jerome DeCosse Every four years, over one hundred nations come together at the Olympics to contest a plethora of athletic events. Throughout every Olympics there are memorable moments of triumph, controversy, and excitement. These moments occur everywhere; from the pool, to the track, and the ocean.…

Speech 2015

Written by William Tronsen This years’ speech contest was hosted by Seisen and was not an easy win. Unfortunately, St. Mary’s lost to ASIJ by a few points. Although St. Mary’s ended up second place this year, it didn’t change the fact that there were many who won all-star and gold awards. The St. Mary’s…

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Freshman Retreat

Article By Shogo Yanagi From September 3rd to 4th, the grade nine students went on a retreat to Gunma, Japan. This retreat was not an ordinary field trip, but it was meant to encourage the new high schoolers who just stepped into a totally new environment, to get along with the teachers and new students,…

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Ms. Dean

Draft by Samin Hoque Photo Taken by Samin Hoque Yes, St.Mary’s maintains its international status, as there have been many students from all over the world who have joined us this year, but that’s not the topic today. Today, we are looking at a new teacher from Canada, Ms. Dean, who joined St.Mary’s this year…

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#OscarsSoWhite

Written by Naoki Nomura For the past few months, Hollywood has been engulfed in the social media maelstrom dubbed #OscarsSoWhite. This controversy was sparked by the decision of the six thousand member Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to not nominate any black actors this year. From Michael B. Jordan to Will Smith, there…