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…

Mr. Wooding

Photo by Nishant Chanda Written by Nishant Chanda Every new school year brings renewed sports teams, music groups, students, and teachers. Amongst the arrival of the new teachers this year is Mr. Wooding. Mr. Wooding is more than qualified for the job, graduating from Northeastern University in Boston as a dual major in graphic design…

Mr. Lyu

  Photo by Sean Collins Article by Sean Collins Every year we have new faces in St. Mary’s, and this year, a former student has returned. St. Mary’s is welcoming back Mr. Lyu as staff member who will be working in the MPH. He was originally also assigned to teach the Multimedia class as but…

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…

Pokemon Go Review

Photo by Niantic Article by Jihun Yang Pokemon Go (PGo) made a big debut in July 2016, reaching a whopping 10 million downloads in only a week (News), and doubled Nintendo’s stock price in only 12 days (NTDOY). This masterpiece by Nintendo and Niantics now has around twenty million daily users and the craze is…