by Kate King(’26) Cover Image: Publicist After two years of waiting for a new album, Taylor Swift’s new album Midnights has finally arrived. Consisting of 13 songs, it has been one of the biggest albums of all time breaking numerous worldwide records with its release. Midnights is essentially the last part of a series of three albums, following her two albums from 2020, Folklore and … Continue reading Review: Taylor Swift’s new album tackles her struggles in the Music industry in a new, mature way
by Matina Green(’26) This year, Qatar hosted the 2022 Fifa World Cup The Fifa World Cup (or just World Cup) is a huge, national soccer tournament that occurs every four years, and is also one of the most popular sporting events in the world with billions of viewers from all over the world. But while the World Cup is well-known and a treasure to all … Continue reading Fifa World Cup Qatar Controversies, Explained
By Levi Citron (‘26) Kanye West, also known as Ye, is one of the most famous men on Earth. Through his status as a successful rapper, he has influence in the fashion world, the music industry, and in religious spaces. On the social media platform Twitter he has 40 million followers alone. That is more than two times the world’s population of Jewish people. On … Continue reading Judaism In the Face of Kanye
by Jaxson Kaplan-Rudolph(’25) and Siya Chhabra(’24) Last updated 9:30 pm Monday, November 14. Stay with us for updates every night the election continues! 10:00 pm Tuesday – Tensions rise on Tuesday, November 8th as Americans make a critical decision on what party will control Congress for the next couple of years. Voters grapple over some of the most critical issues we face as a country, … Continue reading Our America: Election 2022 Live
by Sam Byrne(’23) On Wednesday, November 2nd, candidates for Michigan’s 54th State House district participated in a debate and International Academy. Republican Donni Steele and Democrat Shadia Martini faced off as questions came from both a predetermined list and students in the audience. Each candidate began with an allotted time of five minutes for opening remarks. Ms. Steele detailed her entrance into politics, speaking on … Continue reading Debate in 54 at IA
The annual IASA show made a big return Saturday after limited festivities last year. This year’s show, “Saath O Saath,” featured an alluring and glamorous collaboration between the Indian American Student Associations of both West and Central. The show opened with emcees from West, Lucas Poota and Rikhil Sankati. After a heartwarming performance of the American national anthem, Sanjana Kandiraju (’22) sang the Indian national … Continue reading The Return of the IASA Show
By Giulia Pincetti (’24) Ever since I was little I have been taught that every story doesn’t have one side, it is multi-dimensional. A simple sound or movement made by the smallest or largest of people can be perceived in millions of different ways, all slightly unique and different. Maybe this is because we all can’t sit in the same spot at the same moment … Continue reading Perspective
By Aadit Jain (‘23) The New York Times reports that the “typical American worker focuses on a given task for just three minutes” (Schwartz). This should actually come as no surprise as the article further reports that the average person touches their phone 2,000 times every day and spends 3 hours on them. The article also features a conversation with Johann Hari, the author of … Continue reading Digital Technologies: Are They Hindering Our Ability to Focus?
By Devi Chandran (‘24) Who would you hire? Kaitlin is a 25-year-old graduate from Brown University and has a major in business with a minor in communications. Friends often describe her as outgoing, likeable, confident, and driven. As a valedictorian of her high school class, Kaitlin was notably able to start college as a sophomore. Due to a strong passion for charity work, she then … Continue reading Positivity Pinpoint: Halo and Horns Effect
By Mira Sripada (‘22) Billie Eilish, at just 19-years-old and with the help of her older brother Finneas O’Connell, constructed a completely unique and inventive genre of music meant only for her exceedingly soft and breathy voice. Through her career, which began at age thirteen with the release of the song “ocean eyes”, Eilish has been a nonstop risk-taker, constantly redefining her sound and pushing … Continue reading Review: Billie Eilish is eclectic, breathy, sarcastic and mature on Happier Than Ever, a body of work that dismantles toxic masculinity and discusses the significance of growing up and evolving.