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Junior Nagano Trip

Article by: Jihun Yang The Juniors from St.Mary’s finished the third quarter with a blast in Nagano. One unique aspect of the trip was that Tokio Takai, an 11th grade student, organized the whole thing with  support from Mrs.Fradale. The Juniors stayed at the Sky Park Hotel in Chino, Nagano for three days and enjoyed…

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Ninja Recruitment for Olympics

Feature Image from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_xFCDm5Qlg Written By Samin Hoque Think you’ve got the skills to become a ninja? If so, here’s your chance to finally find employment in the most incredible profession there is. Want to become Naruto? A Ninja Turtle? Ninja Hattori? Then this article is just for you. What are ninjas? Ninjas are known…

Leaving Chef: Craig Chen

Article by: Yuyang Zhang A beloved chef, Mr. Chen from Caesar Kitchen left St. Mary’s after serving us delicious meals for  five years. During an interview with him, I was able to learn about his career as a chef, his multilinguistic talent, and his experience at St. Mary’s. As a tribute to his hard work,…

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Titans Wrestling Makes History

Written by Tatsu Matsumoto Photography by Mr. Krcelic On February 17th, 2016, the Titans wrestling team coached by Coach. Yabui, made history. Success is all that this year’s team knows, winning all major tournaments which include both Far East Individual & Dual Tournament, Kanto Tournament, and the Kanto League for the first time in St.…

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The American Election and Third Parties

Written by Eugene DeCosse Above photograph by GlobalResearch.ca Above photograph by LocalTVWGHP     Every four years, America decides its president. However, before that the two major parties, the Republicans and Democrats, have to decide their candidates. The two major parties decide their candidates through a complicated and largely unclear process of primaries, caucuses, and…

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Reinventing the Desktop Computer

Written by Maximilian Printz Photography by www.blogs.gnome.org The computer was one of the biggest inventions of all time. At first, the computer was massive and not powerful, however it marked the beginning of a paradigm shift. Ever since Charles Babbage invented the computer, engineers have continued working on making a not only more powerful, but…

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Mr. Van Wylen Departure

Photo by Naoki Nomura Written by Naoki Nomura As we turn the corner and enter into the last few months of the 2015-16 school year, we begin hearing about departing teachers. Every year the Diplomat receives a list of such teachers, and included in this year’s list was Mr. Van Wylen. Ahead of his departure,…