The Conflicts in Catalonia

By Marina Compoy-LaVasco Catalonia is located in the north-east of Spain and shares the Pyrenean mountains with southern France. It is a semi-autonomous region, meaning that Catalonia has partial self-government and is partially controlled by the government of Spain located in Madrid. Catalonia has begun to advocate for its independence from Spain in past years, and is still strong today. This plea does not come … Continue reading The Conflicts in Catalonia

A Vote of Confidence

By Rachel Rochford (’23) America is a capitalist nation, one of the many things that people here hate to love and love to hate. On one hand, capitalism has allowed for the competition, innovation, and political freedoms that have caused  generations of entrepreneurs to thrive in America. On the other hand, capitalism can, and has led to marginalization of those that don’t fit within its … Continue reading A Vote of Confidence

Remember the Taken

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) Depicts protester wearing Uighur flag with tears of blood. Brussels, April 2018. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Taken. As the world is distracted by China’s rise, our economic priorities have begun supplant our moral. A people taken. A culture taken. A religion taken. And the world remains silent. Look away, away from the polished glamour and to the people, the people yearning … Continue reading Remember the Taken

A Moment of Inspiration: A Neighborhood of Courage

By Morgan Cook (’22) An idea. That is all it takes to make a major difference in the world. Peeking into places and empathizing with people that have been neglected, acting upon your image of what is right and what is wrong…and that’s exactly what residents of a city in northern Canada are experiencing: the results of a phenomenal idea. Over twelve retired veterans of … Continue reading A Moment of Inspiration: A Neighborhood of Courage

A Shakespearean Ad: IA Takes On Stratford

By Divya Suresh (’20) On October 15th, a group of seniors, along with Ms. Clancy, her parents, and Mr. Woods, took a trip across the border to Stratford, Ontario to attend the Stratford Festival. The day started bright and early, departing from the IA at 7:15 am, as the group set off for Stratford.    At the Shakespeare festival, the group saw “Othello”. The story … Continue reading A Shakespearean Ad: IA Takes On Stratford

As China Yearns to Join the Exclusive Club of Advanced Economies, It Must Learn to Play by the Rules

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) On an otherwise uneventful Friday in early October, Daryl Morey, General Manager of the Houston Rockets tweeted an image supporting pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. While seemingly benign for an American citizen to voice his opinion on an issue of public significance, it had consequences no one could have anticipated and was the catalyst to a months long petty dispute between … Continue reading As China Yearns to Join the Exclusive Club of Advanced Economies, It Must Learn to Play by the Rules

Battling the Brexit Deadline

By Rachel Rochford (’23) Brexit, the name has been circulating for over three years now, but it often feels like the process has been stalled for just as long. On June 23 of 2016, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted on leaving the European Union – the vote went through with 52 percent in favor of leaving the European Union according to the BBC … Continue reading Battling the Brexit Deadline

What are Joe Biden’s positions and ideas for the issues of today?

By Marina Campoy-LoVasco (’23) At the present moment, Joe Biden is at the head of the presidential race. Although this advantage might change soon, as he is closely pursued by Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, it is important that one knows the positions of Joe Biden and the ideas he plans on using if he does in fact win the election. On the topic of … Continue reading What are Joe Biden’s positions and ideas for the issues of today?

The Arctic Sea Ice

By Cathy Shan (’23) On September 18, 2019, NASA’s satellite data displayed the Arctic Sea Ice at its second-lowest size. The Sea Ice was measured to be 1.60 million square miles (4.15 million square kilometers), which continues the trend of the decreasing ice size. Since 1981, the Sea Ice has been declining rapidly at a rate of 12.8 percent every decade. Scientists and researchers believe … Continue reading The Arctic Sea Ice

An ‘International’ Classic: Olympics 2019!

By Divya Suresh (’20) Every four years, many of us eagerly sit down with our friends and family to watch the Olympic Games, the international sports competition. The series of seasonal, competitive sports that thousands of athletes across the world compete in can be traced back as early as 8 B.C in Olympia, Greece, as a form of celebrating Zeus, and the first modern Olympic Games … Continue reading An ‘International’ Classic: Olympics 2019!