Environmental Action A Dwindling Concern For Current Administration

-Neha Middela (‘19)   In recent months, the current presidential administration has repealed crucial environmental legislation within the United States, protecting the health, waterways and landscapes of the American public. Most recently, the Environmental Protection Agency, under the Trump Administration, repealed the “Once In, Always In” policy, dating from the Clinton Administration, regulating the amount of hazardous pollution within industrial areas. In October, the administration … Continue reading Environmental Action A Dwindling Concern For Current Administration

North Korea Responds to Trump’s Nuclear Threats

-Vynateya Purimetla (’21)   Recently, President Donald Trump took part in a two-week tour of Asia in order to strengthen relations with countries in the region and to project American power. The North Korean leader, Chairman Kim Jong-un, said that by doing this, Trump “begged for nuclear war.” Mounting tensions surround the nuclear relations between North Korea and the United States.   On September 15, … Continue reading North Korea Responds to Trump’s Nuclear Threats

IA Model UN Team Falls to BHHS in OUMUN Rematch

After an upset victory in last year’s meeting at Oakland University Model United Nations (OUMUN), the International Academy failed to defend their title of best delegation at the hands of their crosstown rivals: Bloomfield Hills High School. However, with just one conference remaining in the school year, IA begins to look forward to the future of their Model UN program. Continue reading IA Model UN Team Falls to BHHS in OUMUN Rematch

Experiencing the Women’s March on Washington

(Featured photo courtesy of Womensmarch.com) By Rebecca Driker-Ohren (’18) From the moment the election results were in- and quite frankly, a long time before that moment- something fundamental changed in our country: our nation’s core values. I don’t pretend to be well-versed in politics, or to follow any candidacies closely. But what I do know is that the division that our country felt throughout this last … Continue reading Experiencing the Women’s March on Washington

Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Tuesday, January 24, President Trump signed an executive order that will continue the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. These two projects had been halted by President Obama, but Trump promised to continue construction once he took office during his campaign. The construction of the two pipelines was denied by the Obama administration as they were harmful to … Continue reading Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Friday, January 20, 2017, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office that will “direct agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare”. Trump and the Republican-held U.S. Congress will continue to implement this act until they discover a way to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Trump also signed confirmation for his first … Continue reading Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

The UN gets a new security general: Antonio Guterres

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On October 16, 2016, the United Nations appointed prime minister of Portugal Antonio Guterres as the next Secretary General of the United Nations. Guterres will replace the incumbent Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, who stepped down on December 31, 2016. Antonio Guterres took office on January 1, 2017 after being appointed by the General Assembly. According to the UN website, the responsibility … Continue reading The UN gets a new security general: Antonio Guterres