Nobel Prize 2016

Image by Reuters File Photo Article by Joey Yoo Once again, a Japanese man has won the Nobel Prize: Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries on autophagy. Ohsumi is the twenty fifth Japanese man to win a Nobel Prize. He was given the 107th award in Physiology…

Emperor Akihito

Photo by: Imperial Household/ EPA Article by: William Tronsen On August 8th, 2016, the Emperor of Japan posted a video on the Internet that shocked thousands of people around the world. The video took place at the Imperial Palace’s drawing room in Japan, and it lasted over eleven minutes (BBC). Emperor Akihito started his video…

Propulsion without Propellent

Article by Alex Repeta While the seemingly impossible claims of recent developments made around sci-fi-esque engine, EmDrive, have taken many aback, it may be the future of astrophysics. Conventional engines have used fuel in the form of natural gases and oil to create chemical reactions in order to produce thrust. EmDrive brings about new technology…

2016 Carnival

Written by Naoki Nomura Photography by the Diplomat As we enter the last few days of school we see many students eager to dive into their summer break. The school facilitates this restless energy that flows within the student population by hosting the annual carnival. The St. Mary’s carnival was held on the Saturday of…

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…

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…

Catalonian Independence and FC Barcelona

Written by Yu Kunita Photo by http://www.red2000.com/ Feature Image by Getty Images Ever since Catalonia was conquered by King Philip V of Spain in 1715, Catalonians have made many attempts to gain independence. For example, the Spanish Civil war that occurred in the 1930’s was one of the more famous Catalonian struggles for independence. Although the…