By Kathleen Zapata '24 All eyes are on President Joe Biden as he assumes the position of America’s 46th president, in his first hours, signing in a heap of executive orders set to undo the wreckage that the previous administration had instituted. The president inherits a ravaged nation torn by political scandals, a virulent pandemic, and a devastated economy. In the incoming three months, the new president must learn how to mitigate this unparalleled crisis. The president hea
By Veronica Leon '24 (The ground floor of ICA's main building. Photo: ICA Cristo Rey) As the COVID-19 vaccine makes its way to millions of people around the world, there is a possibility that schools will have the ability to reopen soon. We have been in distance learning for almost a year now, and the possibility of schools reopening is exciting news but also brings concerns to many students. We reached out to one student from each class regarding the school’s reopening; here
By Brenda Martinez '21 (An online concert from the band Stray Kids. Photo: Say K) It has now been a full year since we began to quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We were initially told that it would only last two weeks, but those weeks turned into months, and those months became a year. As a result, companies and individuals were forced to adjust to a new way of life in order to ensure the safety of the public. One of the most significant changes was the consumption of
By Leila An Laserna '24 (Photo: Sag Harbor Express) Senior Representative quotes are altered for precision. The process of essay writing for college applications started in the first semester of the school year for seniors (also known as the “College App Season”) and with the second semester beginning, Spartan seniors are already hearing back from some of the colleges they applied to. After experiencing the toughest part of their senior year, three seniors gave thoughts on ho
By Leah Martinez '22 1. Keep a Notebook for Your Ideas (Photo: IP Watch Dog) A handy tool for any creative project is a notebook or sketchbook so you can keep all your ideas in one place. Nothing is more frustrating than forgetting an idea and instantly regretting that you didn’t write it down, but a notebook helps prevent this! You also have a designated space to experiment and organize your thoughts as well as having a variety to choose from when starting a new project. 2.
By Mariah Esquivel '21 (A scene from To All The Boys I've Loved Before. Photo: Vox) This quarter we sent out a survey for the student body to vote for their favorite songs and their favorite movie from the To All the Boys trilogy! "Drivers License" vs. "Lie Lie Lie" vs. "Skin" One of those questions was which song students favored from the love-triangle battle between Olivia Rodrigo, Joshua Bassett, and Sabrina Carpenter. If you’re not familiar with pop-culture drama, Olivia