Varsity Ensemble

Photo by Syounam Thai Article by Meongse Chang The St. Mary’s Varsity Ensemble, now in its fourteenth year, consists of students grades ten to twelve from St. Mary’s International School. This male ensemble has made numerous concert tours to the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Austria, and Hungary; won top awards and honors at…

Speech 2015

Written by William Tronsen This years’ speech contest was hosted by Seisen and was not an easy win. Unfortunately, St. Mary’s lost to ASIJ by a few points. Although St. Mary’s ended up second place this year, it didn’t change the fact that there were many who won all-star and gold awards. The St. Mary’s…

Brain Bowl 2014

Written by Shubhankar Peshin and Alec McGuire. Photography by Yuuki Komano 42 Tournaments. 33 wins. Needless to say, Brain Bowl has definitely been one of St. Mary’s’ strongest competitive activities. In fact, it has even become easier to count the times we have lost rather than the times we have won! As expected, 2014 was…

2014’s Cloud with a Silver Lining

  “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” This captivating quote by Irish avant-garde writer Samuel Beckett effectively sums up the journey of St. Mary’s Debate’s 2013-2014 season. On February 5th and 7th, 2014, the St. Mary’s JV and Varsity debate teams headed off to Seisen and ASIJ respectively for…

‘Vit’ans Swoop Down and Snatch Speech Crown

    Like a fleet of F-15 Raptors, the St. Mary’s Speech team swooped into the tournament stirring up a storm; be it with Shakespeare, humorous sections of plays, or originally written and gripping speeches intended to persuade and inform, our Speech Titans led the pack of orators in nearly every category. The Kanto Plain Speech…

St. Mary’s Brain Bowl Wins Through K.O.

     Hearts thumping; jaws clenched; minds whirring; fingers tensed; camera lights flashing; and all eyes on the trophy. This is decidedly insufficient in describing the magnitude of pressure the St. Mary’s Brain Bowl team faced when the decision of who takes the trophy depended upon the last game vs its strongest competitor, Yokohama International…