IA Law Review – Justin Amash: Courageous Independence from Overt Partisanship

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) On July 4, 2019, Congressman Justin Amash announced his parting from the Republican Party, citing George Washington’s emotive warning against blinding partisanship amongst other reasons in his Independence Day editorial for The Washington Post (Amash). Just five months later, he was faced with a historic decision done only twice before: impeaching a sitting President of the United States. On that landmark … Continue reading IA Law Review – Justin Amash: Courageous Independence from Overt Partisanship

IA Law Review: Legal Legacies (Nuremberg’s Legacies: A Consideration of Perspectives on the Extent of the Trials’ Significance)

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) The Nuremberg Trials were a series of contentious international tribunals seeking justice for Nazi war crimes and crimes against humanity during World War II. These trials undoubtedly influenced subsequent human rights law. However, there is still debate surrounding their influence on post-war global order which is why this investigation seeks to explore their specific ramifications by asking the guiding research question:  … Continue reading IA Law Review: Legal Legacies (Nuremberg’s Legacies: A Consideration of Perspectives on the Extent of the Trials’ Significance)

Top Ten Feel-Good Songs to Listen to While in Self-Isolation

By Mira Sripada (’22) I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder In the Party – Flo Milli  You May Be Right – Billy Joel  Social Distancing – Lil Baby  Locked out of Heaven – Bruno Mars  Tear In My Heart – twenty one pilots  South of the Border (feat. Camila Cabello) – Ed Sheeran  Antisocial – Ed Sheeran and Travis Scott … Continue reading Top Ten Feel-Good Songs to Listen to While in Self-Isolation

Hitting Home In The Face of Adversity

Akshara Karthik (’22) Saying that this pandemic has taken a huge toll on our lives, would be THE understatement of the year. However, saying that this pandemic has brought the world closer than ever before? Truer words have never been told.  Lately, I have realized that much of my articles have been about celebrities and Hollywood style Pop Culture *cue the flashing lights*. This pandemic, … Continue reading Hitting Home In The Face of Adversity

What Do You See?

Abigail Kendal (‘22) We have all heard it before. Imagery. Symbolism. Visualization. Typically we associate these words with our literature classes and timed writing assignments, however, scientists are beginning to associate these common phrases with more recent findings. In essence, a study conducted at the University of New South Wales proved why some people can easily visualize mental images while others cannot.  Dr. Rebecca Keogh … Continue reading What Do You See?

Psychology and the IA Brain: The Lost Year: A Guide to Coping with COVID

By Abigail Kendal (’22) No one needs a lecture. In this day and age, we are all experiencing the same fears, worries, and anxieties associated with COVID-19, and in this world of social distancing and self-quarantine, it is imperative that we remember to take care of ourselves in addition to caring for those around us. In an effort to spread positivity and promote healthy mental … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain: The Lost Year: A Guide to Coping with COVID

The Pop Culture Platform: The Power of Pop Culture During An Unprecedented Time

By Akshara Karthik (’22) I think it’s safe to say that the majority of us never expected to spend the rest of the school year in self-quarantine, a few weeks ago. In a short amount of time, the world began to slowly shut down, with the enforcement of border closings and strict quarantine rules in countries across the globe. However, though COVID-19 has forced us … Continue reading The Pop Culture Platform: The Power of Pop Culture During An Unprecedented Time

Mira’s Music Review: Jhené Aiko

Review: Jhené Aiko perfectly juxtaposes her triumphant and prideful messages with earthy, mellow and zen percussion, peacefully motivating her listeners   By Mira Sripada (’22)   Jhené Chilambo, best known as Jhené Aiko is an American singer and songwriter born in Los Angeles, California. Aiko began her music career in 2002, appearing in music videos and features. Since then, she has established herself as a talented … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Jhené Aiko