The Future of Sumo

Article By: Leo Yamaguchi Sumo master Takanohana (Photo by Route246) The Japan Sumo Association (JSA)  and the sumo wrestling sport as a whole are in a time of reform. As the 2020 Olympics are coming to Japan, the national sport of Japan is being asked to “modernize” by reducing the violence at all levels within…

THE MISSED/SKIPPED ASSIGNMENTS POLICY: PROS AND CONS

Picture: Cai Rahman As of the 19th of February, the administration set forth a new Missed/Skipped Assignments Policy (M-SAP) policy dictating that any student missing an assignment or test without providing credible (official) evidence of medical cause will automatically receive a failing grade of no better than 59% upon completing that makeup assignment. Although the…

Issues that Arise in Sex and Gender Identification

Article by: Rian Barrett Artwork and Photography by Ulric Collette It is a common mistake to think that gender and sex are the same thing. The difference is that sex is a biological distinction (i.e. Male or Female); whereas, gender is a sociological designation (eg. Masculine, Feminine, etc.). Traditionally, sex has been a fixed determination…

St. Mary’s Model United Nations

(From Left To Right): Yuuki Onda, Surya Sriram, Shin Ikeda, Felipe Chertouh, Codey Silong, Ji Seong Reuw, Abishek Dash, Ryo Matsuki, Vikas Reddy, Timothy Chon. Article by: Felipe Chertouth Photo By: Mr. Doug Sirkka On March 15, 2018 the Model United Nations club (MUN) departed to Taipei to attend the prestigious Yale Model United Nations…

Future of Titans Wrestling

Article By: Konstantin Meyer Zu Brickwedde Photo by Mr. Matthew Krcelic The Titans wrestling team ended their 2017-18 season winning the Kanto Plain Tournament and the Knights Invitational and placing runner up for Kanto League, Far East Individual and Dual tournament. Coach Yabui of Titans wrestling team feels that even though this was his “worst…

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…

RB Leipzig in the German first division

Article by Konstantin Meyer zu Brickwedde German football has a great new team, RB Leipzig. RB Leipzig has climbed up from the 5th division of German football to the first division in a span of seven years, but most German fans are not surprised by this. That is because they are backed by an Austrian…