What Goes Into a Cheer?

By Diya Ramesh (‘23) “2, 4, 6, 8, who do we appreciate? (Insert Freshmen/Sophomores/Juniors/Seniors here)! G-O-I-A-C. What does that spell? Goooooo IA Central!” If you’re looking for class/school spirit, IA is the best place to, and that’s never been better shown than during the famous IA Olympics. Due to the COVID-19 pandemics, the traditional Olympics have been turned into Mini-Olympics. One highlight of these events … Continue reading What Goes Into a Cheer?

Special Coverage: Mini Olympics

Last updated 6/13/21. Results Overall Kickball Volleyball Cheer Freshmen 3rd Place (5) 3rd Place 2nd Place 3rd Place Sophomores 2nd Place (6) 1st Place 3rd Place 2nd Place Juniors 1st Place (7) 2nd Place 1st Place(beat teachers) 1st Place Day 2– Thursday, June 10 By Rachel Rochford (‘23) Today, the juniors faced the teachers in the final volleyball match of the IAC 2021 Mini Olympics. … Continue reading Special Coverage: Mini Olympics

Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning

By Cathy Shan (’23) Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning From increasing unemployment rates to terrible losses, COVID-19 has undoubtedly caused many changes in everyone’s lives. However, one of the biggest challenges that COVID-19 has caused families is education. As many of you know, most schools around Michigan have been running on a hybrid system. For those unaware of the hybrid system, the hybrid system is where … Continue reading Writers Opinion: Hybrid Learning

COVID-19 and the Return to School

By Isabelle Aquilina (’23) Whether you are staying virtual or coming in person, these past few weeks have brought a big change to your learning environment at the IA. The empty halls and classes of maybe only seven people sure are an uncomfortable sight to anyone that comes into the building. The strategy for opening up the physical classroom is different for each school, and … Continue reading COVID-19 and the Return to School

2019-2020 Mock Trial Team

By: Yeon Woo Lee (‘21) The International Academy’s Mock Trial Teams competed at the regional competition at the Oakland County Courthouse on February 29th. Mock Trial is a competition where teams are divided into lawyers and witnesses. All the teams receive a court case and prepare an argument for the competition. At the courthouse, our school’s teams go against different schools and try to win … Continue reading 2019-2020 Mock Trial Team

Working as a School to Put an End to Global Warming

By Marina Campoy-LoVasco (’23) A prominent issue in today’s world is global warming. Global warming is an increase in the Earth’s overall temperature due to a rise in greenhouse gases emissions. A specific greenhouse gas that plays a major role in the increasing temperatures is methane. One prime event that creates methane, seen in our school, is the food thrown away during lunch. This waste produces … Continue reading Working as a School to Put an End to Global Warming

How Does Technology Improve Student Learning?

By Priya Shah (“22) In today’s day and age, technology is a prevalent aspect of our education. We use it to help enhance our learning experience and get help easily. From online graphing software to formulating a research paper, we use technology more than we think. With technology continuing to grow in the world, the question to be asked is “How Does Technology Improve Student Learning? … Continue reading How Does Technology Improve Student Learning?

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