Psychology and the IA Brain; A Culture of Complaining

By Abigail Kendal (“22) It’s a typical Tuesday afternoon at the International Academy. Students cluster in groups surrounding the tables in the library and friends stroll up and down the hallways talking about the stressful nature of their school day. While many students speak about sports, extracurriculars, or homework, a common thread generally emerges among the many conversations that can be heard in the hallowed halls … Continue reading Psychology and the IA Brain; A Culture of Complaining

Don’t Stress for that Test: New Study Finds that Higher Stress Equates to Lower Cognitive Function

Abigail Kendal (’22) We’re all equally guilty. Our crime is universal among International Academy students and unlike other typical high school crimes, it doesn’t involve drugs or alcohol. This heist takes place at our cramped desk centered around our far-from-terse biology textbooks and dying lamp light. And now, we are all being indicted for our overly stressful mindsets. Jinshil Hyun, a doctoral student studying human … Continue reading Don’t Stress for that Test: New Study Finds that Higher Stress Equates to Lower Cognitive Function

The 89th Academy Awards Nominations

(Featured photo courtesy of Dbmoviesblog) By Matthew Mancini (’18) This is a complete list of the 2017 Oscar nominations made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Academy Awards will take place on February 26, 2017 with host Neil Patrick Harris. Best Picture: “Arrival” “Fences” “Hacksaw Ridge” “Hell or High Water” “Hidden Figures” “La La Land” “Lion” “Manchester by the Sea” “Moonlight” … Continue reading The 89th Academy Awards Nominations