Farewell, Ms. Mitchell

Written by Nishant Naricitty Years Taught: 2006-2017 Position: Second Grade Teacher Destination: California As the end of the 2016 ~ 2017 school year comes near, so does the end of our time with some of our teachers. Ms. Mitchell, who has been teaching at St. Mary’s for 11 years, is one of these teachers. Throughout…

Surfing Tokyo 2020

Photo from Patagonia Surfing is coming to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics! By unanimous vote, all 90 members of the IOC voted include Surfing along with of the IOC voted include Surfing along with Skateboarding, Baseball, Karate, and Climbing (IOC). With three years remaining until the event, the IOC is working tirelessly to organize this newly…

College Application for Student Athlete

Article by Yunfei Cheng College admission is a very grueling process for many, but it is undoubtedly one of the most important steps to complete as high school students conclude their years of hard work. Because it is something everyone has to go through, I would like to give some advice, especially for student athletes…

Trump and the War between America and ISIS

Article by Jaewon Hong Trump, the winner of the 2016 American presidential election, has stated that he will make many radical changes from the policies of the Obama administration. Three of the changes he has made are to support Assad and defeat ISIS, to police the Iran nuclear deal better, and to tighten immigration policies.…

Mr. Shircliff

Mr. Shircliff

Written by Spencer Tu and Thomas Wood Mr. Shircliff joined St. Mary’s International School three years ago in 2014. Born and raised in a small town called Elizabethtown in Kentucky, he was a recruiter in IT staffing before beginning his career as a teacher. His teaching career started in the American School of Bangkok (ASB)…

The Electoral College

With Donald Trump emerging victorious in the US presidential elections, but carrying less popular support than Hillary Clinton (Presidential), many have started to reignite opposition to the electoral college and have questioned the legitimacy of an indirect election in light of an increasingly informed electorate. Rather than reinvent the wheel, a summary paraphrasing Alexander Hamilton’s…

Senior Led Excursions

 Photo by Mr. Molina       Article by Alex Repeta This year marked the second annual Senior Led Excursion Day. As the title implies, high school seniors led fellow juniors, sophomores, and freshmen on trips to various parts of the Greater Tokyo Area. This event not only provides time for high school students to…