The IA Overachiever Student Op–Ed Contest

What is an Op-Ed? According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, an Opinion Piece is “an article in which the writer expresses their personal opinion, typically one which is controversial or provocative, about a particular issue or item of news.” The word op-ed itself derives from its original location in the printed New York Times (which established the modern op-ed section), opposite the editorial page. … Continue reading The IA Overachiever Student Op–Ed Contest

Updates from the IA Joint Steering Committee Meeting on June 23rd, 2021

Reporting by Leah Raymond (‘22) https://vimeo.com/567086119 In Attendance Bloomfield Hills Schools, Huron Valley Schools, Rochester Community Schools, Troy School District Principal’s Report: Lynne Gibson Graduation The IA held three graduations this year — each campus had its individual commencement ceremony.  There were 326 Full Diploma candidates, which is a typical number despite the circumstances brought about by Covid-19. Upcoming dates to be aware of -New … Continue reading Updates from the IA Joint Steering Committee Meeting on June 23rd, 2021

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?

The Triumphant Class of 2021

By Leah Raymond (‘22) The forecast said rain; there was no Plan B.  After the senior breakfast, the Class of 2021 headed over to Bloomfield Hills High School to rehearse their commencement ceremony.  The rain clouds seemed to hold off throughout the afternoon, and come evening, there was not a cloud in the sky to oversee the seniors’ final moments as high schoolers. The ceremony … Continue reading The Triumphant Class of 2021

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

The Overachiever: A Year in Recap

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) and Priya Shah (‘22), Co Editors-in-Chief of the IA Overachiever The 2020-2021 school year has been a monumental year for the IA Overachiever. Here are some of the highlights by the numbers: Viewership: 11,000 views since August 2020 or around 1100 views per month. Increased viewership by 85% compared to SY 2019-2020 (and the years not even over!). Our exclusive interview … Continue reading The Overachiever: A Year in Recap

BuildOn’s Move Towards Environmental Justice

By Charlotte Gibson (’23) En·vi·ron·men·tal Jus·tice. When you think of environmental justice what comes to your mind? Well, according to EPA, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, environmental justice is “The fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies” (Environmental Justice). Wow, that’s … Continue reading BuildOn’s Move Towards Environmental Justice

Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finds Success at the State Tournament

By Arya Goel (’22) This past weekend, the IA Forensics Team competed at the State Tournament! Overall, it was a fantastic end to an unforgettable season. The team competed after school on Friday and all day Saturday after working extremely hard since the beginning of the season in December. After five invitationals and the regional tournament, their hard work and dedication clearly paid off! Here … Continue reading Judge and Timer Ready? The Phoenix Forensics Team Finds Success at the State Tournament

Perseverance In The Face of Adversity

By Akshara Karthik (’22) Whether you are writing an essay for a speech competition or working on your college applications, you have probably come across this question: What was a challenge you have encountered, and how did you overcome it? Personally, I can say that I have encountered numerous questions similar to this one, yet I could never come up with a worthy enough answer. … Continue reading Perseverance In The Face of Adversity