Review: J. Cole sums up the highs and lows of his rap career in The Off-Season, an album that commentates on the artist’s observances through his journey to rap success all while relating it to his favorite sport: basketball

By Mira Sripada (‘22) J. Cole is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is most recognized for his profound lyrics, which often comment on complex social issues. Cole was raised in Fayetteville, North Carolina where he draws much inspiration from in this album. Prior to The Off-Season, Cole debuted seven other albums/mixtapes: Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011), Born Sinner (2013), 2014 … Continue reading Review: J. Cole sums up the highs and lows of his rap career in The Off-Season, an album that commentates on the artist’s observances through his journey to rap success all while relating it to his favorite sport: basketball

“What Do You Wish You Knew in High School?”

By Leah Kendal (’24) I asked this question to Kelly Petrocella of Raymond James financial. Ms. Petrocella has been with the company for fifteen years, as both a researcher and financial advisor. For five years, Kelly withstood the “monotony” of analyzing the stock market because of her love of the field. Her passion for finance began in high school when her favorite class was math. … Continue reading “What Do You Wish You Knew in High School?”

Review: At the same time that Wonder sounds expansive and broadening, it is soft and delicate and serves as an anthem for beautiful chaos, coming-of-age confusion and young love.

By Mira Sripada (‘24) Shawn Mendes is a singer and songwriter from Pickering, Canada. At the age of 22, Mendes has released four studio albums: Handwritten (2016), Illuminate (2016), Shawn Mendes (2019) and Wonder (2020). On top of this, his collaborations with other successful artists such as Camila Cabello and Justin Bieber have garnered him even more recognition. With over 60 million followers on Instagram … Continue reading Review: At the same time that Wonder sounds expansive and broadening, it is soft and delicate and serves as an anthem for beautiful chaos, coming-of-age confusion and young love.

ZFarms: Inspiring a Greener Future for Everyone

By Morgan Cook (’22) Urban sustainability is often thought of in terms of what a city can do to improve the natural world in and around it. However, as vital as this is in maintaining an overall healthier planet and minimizing the negative impacts of human lifestyle on the living world surrounding us, urban efforts to integrate more ecological methods of design also have the … Continue reading ZFarms: Inspiring a Greener Future for Everyone

Positivity Pinpoint: The Origins of Pumpkin Spice

By Devi Chandran (‘24) You know it’s fall when the leaves plummet to the ground, a brisk breeze trickles through the chilly nights, and bathing suits are exchanged for the comfortable familiarity of a sweater. But the largest distinction of fall? Pumpkin spice! Its fragrant aroma brings the nostalgia of autumn along with it. Even as early as August, pumpkin spice goods are being sold … Continue reading Positivity Pinpoint: The Origins of Pumpkin Spice

Israel and Palestine

By Rachel Rochford (‘23) Conflict in the Gaza strip escalated recently. The situation is tense and discussion on the topic can become pugnacious rather quickly. Thus, many are left to wonder over what exactly is happening. This often leads to hurtful and untrue assumptions, furthering the heated nature of discussion on the topic, and discouraging further thought given to the matter. Three main questions exist; … Continue reading Israel and Palestine

Journalism at the International Academy: A Homeostasis of Sentiments

By Siya Chhabra (’24) According to Oxford Languages, it is none other than “the activity or profession of writing for newspapers, magazines, or news websites.” As stated by the American Press Institute, it is truly, very simple. It is the act of “gathering, assessing, creating, and presenting.” In the eyes of Merriam-Webster, its succinct denotation should be classified as, “a presentation through the media.” First … Continue reading Journalism at the International Academy: A Homeostasis of Sentiments

PrecisionMedicine: Episode 3 – Climax Time

By Diya Ramesh (‘23) Precision medicine allows for patient-specific treatments and prevention options, and genes are one of the factors that are taken into consideration for this customized healthcare Previously seen on the PrecisionMedicine Show: From reduced side effects, to a better focus in healthcare, and the opportunity to save many lives, there are countless benefits to precision medicine. Episode 3:  So, now you might … Continue reading PrecisionMedicine: Episode 3 – Climax Time

Precision Medicine: Episode 2 – Get to Know the Star of the Show

By  Diya Ramesh (‘23) Precision medicine is a healthcare strategy in which treatment/prevention options are tailored to each individual. Essentially, it involves customizing healthcare to each patient based on various factors, including genetics.  Episode 2: You’re on the edge of your seat, wondering what happens next in the thrilling tale of precision medicine. You wonder, “Why bother with precision medicine? What does it actually do? … Continue reading Precision Medicine: Episode 2 – Get to Know the Star of the Show

It’s Not Enough

By Abigail Kendal (’22) Over the past year, we have become hypervigilant about our physical health, and for a good reason. As we have separated from loved ones, abandoned activities, and distanced ourselves from friends, one phrase has become eerily common.  We are all in this together.  From subway stops to school emails and store cancellations, this mantra has defined the past year. It’s a … Continue reading It’s Not Enough