The Return of the IASA Show

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

The Ripple Effect: IA Reflects on the Oxford Shooting

By Olivia Schrauwen (‘24) “The chain reaction of evil— hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars— must be broken, or else we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation.” These were the words of Martin Luther King Jr many years ago. Even though these words were spoken during very different times, his words can still be applied to the recent events of today’s … Continue reading The Ripple Effect: IA Reflects on the Oxford Shooting

Special Coverage: The Sith Olympics

Results Final Scores Seniors: 210 Juniors: 188 Sophomores: 169 Freshman: 161 Congratulations to the Class of 2022 for their victory in the 2021 Olympics! Day 4 (10/1) Quiz Bowl By Jaxson KR(’25) 1st Freshmen 2nd Sophomores 3rd Juniors 4th Seniors      The heated competition of Quiz Bowl began after the seniors finished performing their intimidating chant/play. Participants filed into Mr. Morrison’s room, where the seniors were … Continue reading Special Coverage: The Sith Olympics

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

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

Analyzing the International Academy 2020 General Election

By Tasawwar Rahman (Editor-in-Chief of the Overachiever) and Leah Raymond (Elections Correspondent) Exit Polling There is a clear Democratic majority at the IA with about 62.1% of voters identifying as such.  However, Independents make up a sizable minority at 23.7% of voters, and Republicans at just over 10%.  Those identifying as Libertarians and Greens are in the minority at about 3%. The Freshmen had the … Continue reading Analyzing the International Academy 2020 General Election