Departing Faculty: Mrs. Kobayashi

Article By: Shin Yazawa Photograph By: Shin Yazawa Name: Deborah Kobayashi Origin: United States Of America Years taught: 2002-2018 Role at St. Mary’s: ESL Teacher and Elementary Substitute Teacher Mrs. Kobayashi has been teaching here at St. Mary’s International School for 16 years. Before joining the faculty as a full-time ESL teacher, she taught as…

#Legalize

Article by Naoki Nomura Image from: reggaesoldierapparel.com For the past decade, the US has been debating about legalizing marijuana. While a handful of states such as California, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Colorado have legalized its use for both medical and recreational purposes, much controversy surrounds this issue. Recently, the US Congress passed…

DC/Marvel Showdown

Article by Naoki Nomura Last summer we witnessed 2 extraordinary superhero movies, Wonder Woman and Spiderman Homecoming. From the sets of Hollywood to the screens around the world, these 2 movies dominated the entertainment industry last summer. Which movie was better? Comparing the two films in three categories–box office revenue, ratings, and creativity–will unveil who…

Mr. Hung

Article by: Cai Rahman Photograph by: Cai Rahman Name: Tran Hung Origin: United States/Vietnam Cezar’s Kitchen Staff Professional Mr. Tran, forty-seven years old from Vietnam with a vivid and friendly personality, will not hesitate to greet you with a happy “How are you doing?” and a “Have a good meal.” Before coming to St. Mary’s,…

Mr. Hart

Article by: Cai Rahman Photograph by: Toki Schafer Name: Stephen Hart Origin: Krasnodar, Russia Cezar’s Kitchen Staff Professional   Coming to St.Mary’s, from Krasnodar, Russia,  Mr. Anton Hart is taking steps to reach his goal of becoming a chef as he works in Cezar’s kitchen. Mr. Hart learns something new each and every day as…

Mr. Craven

Article by: Cameron Fenwick Photograph by: Cameron Fenwick Name: Doug Craven Origin: Canada Classes: Communications Technology Professional Background Doug Craven, inspired by a passionate 10th grade teacher, came to St.Mary’s International School to teach Communications Technology. Mr. Craven chose to pursue a career in education because he believes that “ignorance threatens the human race” and…

Mr. Antal

Article by: Cameron Fenwick Photograph by: Nishant Chanda Name: Daniel Antal Origin: USA Classes: Counseling Intern Professional Background Mr. Antal initially got into teaching because of his love for science. Having previously taught at the International School of Yangon, he came to SMIS due to its outstanding reputation both in Japan and abroad. He feels…