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?”

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

Strained Relations- U.S. and Russia Part II

By Rachel Rochford (’23) With a new administration, policies, reactions, and events, it would be fair to say that relations between these two nations are shakier now than they were last time this column covered them. We last discussed the U.S.-Russia relationship whilst Trump was still in office. At the time, there was tension over the Solar Winds hack which probed into U.S. government systems … Continue reading Strained Relations- U.S. and Russia Part II

Mars Standard Time Zone

By Siya Chhabra (’24) A historical, Wright-Brothers-like event took place on Mars on April 16th, 2021. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, commonly known as NASA, successfully completed a momentous flight to the Red Planet. The Ingenuity helicopter independently flew through the atmosphere, without the superintendence and control of the phalanxes of individuals it generally takes to undergo a similar expedition into the unknown environment … Continue reading Mars Standard Time Zone

A Moment of Inspiration: Taking Flight

By Morgan Cook (’22) When a tragedy occurs or an unfortunate situation leads to wrong decision making, it is often difficult for many to break out of a certain lifestyle or find motivation to change their ways. However, for Rodney Stotts, solace came from an unlikely source.                                       For years, Stotts was involved in the crack cocaine epidemic plaguing America during his youth in Washington D.C. … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: Taking Flight

The Precision Medicine Show: Episode 1 – TV’s Next Big Hit

By Diya Ramesh (‘23) If you love WandaVision, enjoy the references made to it throughout this series. If not, pretend they’re not there! BEEP, BEEP, BEEP! As usual, you wonder why alarm clocks haven’t yet been declared a form of cruel and unusual punishment. All the same, you slide out of bed, albeit very reluctantly. Bleary-eyed and half-asleep, you stumble into the bathroom to brush … Continue reading The Precision Medicine Show: Episode 1 – TV’s Next Big Hit

The Role of Social Media in the Capitol Insurrection

By Akshara Karthik (‘22)  On January 6th, 2021, many Americans watched in horror as a violent mob of rioters stormed the United States Capitol. Personally,  I was awestruck and speechless. I never fathomed that something like this could ever happen, especially in this day and age. But, what if I told you that there were hundreds of signs prior to the insurrection?  At this point, … Continue reading The Role of Social Media in the Capitol Insurrection