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)…

Diplomat in Action (Facial Hair Policy)

Photograph by Nishant Chanda Article by Naoki Nomura Recently members of the Diplomat have succeeded in initiating some positive changes to the St. Mary’s high school. Being a place to not only generate and publish articles for the SMIS community, the Diplomat strives to express the voices of fellow students as well. One issue that…

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…