The Mandela Effect

By Cathy Shan (’23) In December of 2019, Disney released the movie, The Mandela Effect. The movie centers around Brendan, a man who vividly remembers events that other people don’t remember occuring at all. Although this seems like a fictional topic, millions of people remember events that never happened. This is  known as the Mandela Effect. One of the most popular examples of this phenomenon … Continue reading The Mandela Effect

A Moment of Inspiration: The Late Bloomers

By Morgan Cook (’22) Across the billboards, this year’s top picks for music are boldly displayed, and most of them have one thing in common: they were all written by young artists. However, Alan Tripp makes it perfectly clear that music doesn’t have to be dominated by a junior crowd. At the age of 102, this man is releasing his very first album meant for … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: The Late Bloomers

Simple Questions, Complicated Answers

By Ava Casab (’23) Philosophy is hard to define, not because there are no words to define it, but because the question itself is a philosophical question. The best way to describe philosophy is a way of answering questions by using nothing but natural reasoning; answering questions using only your own thoughts. In a nutshell, philosophy is basically questioning everything. Although once you get into … Continue reading Simple Questions, Complicated Answers

Are you ok? – How To Win at Bullying

By Sophia Sajan (’22) That mean student from your math class is at it again. They are relentless. Somehow, he or she knows exactly what to say to get under your skin, knows every insecurity you’ve buried deep down, and exploits them. Maybe that bully has nudged you into the lockers in the 200 hallway or maybe  pointed out your inherent shortness in front of … Continue reading Are you ok? – How To Win at Bullying

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

Mira’s Music Review: Chris Brown’s Indigo

By Mira Sripada (’22) Review: Chris Brown’s Indigo provides its listeners with contemporary RnB, a sound that incorporates elements of reggae, rap and pop Chris Brown, self-taught singer and dancer, began his career singing in church choirs  and performing in talent shows[1] In 2004, Brown signed with Jive Records where he released his first two albums entitled Chris Brown and Exclusive[2]. Both albums soon became … Continue reading Mira’s Music Review: Chris Brown’s Indigo

Healthy Habits: Chapter 1: Stress

By Riya Munot (’21) It’s just been a very long day and you’re on your way home from school stuck with loads of homework. You are just thinking about the three tests you have tomorrow and you have soccer practice today so you won’t even be able to study enough. Your stress level has just drastically increased just by thinking about all this. Sometimes when … Continue reading Healthy Habits: Chapter 1: Stress

IA Law Review: Constitutional Interpretation (Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier 1988)

By Vynateya Purimetla (’21) Hazelwood School District et al. v. Kuhlmeier et al., 484 U.S. 260 (1988) For IA Law Review’s first article, I deemed it fitting that we discuss the landmark Supreme Court case concerning freedom of expression in school newspapers. This case concerns the censorship of a school newspaper, The Spectrum, by Hazelwood East High School. Student journalists were furious when the school … Continue reading IA Law Review: Constitutional Interpretation (Hazelwood v. Kuhlmeier 1988)