Mr. Furudera

Article by Joshua Harper Mr. Furudera is the new aquatics assistant coach. He grew up in Tokyo and attended St. Mary’s for 12 years and participated in the swim team while he was here. During his time at college he worked as an assistant swim coach at the Tokyo American Club (TAC). Then, after his…

John Green

Article by Jaewon Hong You have probably heard of John Green one way or another. While John Green is known mostly for the best seller The Fault in our Stars, he has also written many other successful books like Looking for Alaska, and Paper Towns. He is also known for his YouTube ventures such as…

Mr. Wooding

Written by Joey Yoo Years Taught: 2016-2017 Position: Computer Science & Multimedia Design Teacher Destination: Tokyo On March 16th, Mr. Wooding officially resigned as a teacher at St. Mary’s. He taught Computer Science and Multimedia Design, both which he learned on his own. Surprisingly, he learned about these subjects by himself. The fact that he…

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.…