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Back to school, 2013-14
CROSS CAMPUS NEWS The sophomore class (’16) boasts at least three pairs of twins. The history department welcomes new faculty member, Canadian Dr. Kitty Lam. With her officemate, Ms. Kirsty Montgomery, hailing from Britain, Dr. Lam’s office space is aptly dubbed “Commonwealth Corner.” Congrats to recently married couple Dr. David Devol and Dr. Purva Devol (née Rushi). Security cameras have been installed in the residential halls.
from ‘The New and the Gone’ Departed Faculty & Staff Linsey Crowninshield (leadership & service director) Dr. Christian Nøkkentved (history department)
New Faculty & Staff
Amy Woods (Coordinator of Campus Activities) Katie McGinn (Assistant Director of Student Life) Lauren Abrahamson (Area Coordinator)
The Acronym, IMSA’s student-run online newspaper, welcomes students, faculty, and staff to another year through a 2013 back-to-school issue. With impending site changes, new editing crew, and great fervor, we have high hopes to once again be the Academy’s Choice Reading.
Start Off the Year Strong BY DEBORAH PARK AND MACK LEE DIY & GUIDES EDITORS
Remember the importance of time management. Let’s reminisce on that time that you were furiously tearing out your hair trying to cram for a test or produce a “quality” essay. I am sure that all of us vowed to never to procrastinate again. So, instead of finding yourself overwhelmed and temporarily suicidal, let’s take a few steps of precaution. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Get a calendar/planner. Plan your schedule. Plan AHEAD. Don’t waste too much time. 4.5 Don’t use others to justify wasting time. 5. Sleep 6. Don’t overdo it. For more details read the Acronym online.
New President Cathy Veal Rises to the Helm of IMSA Advancement BY HANEESHA PARUCHURI AND JO-JO FENG IMSA NEWS EDITORS
The Acronym welcomes the new face of IMSA, Interim President Catherine C. Veal. With the departure of Dr. Max McGee who served as president for six years, Mrs. Veal will temporarily undertake the responsibilities of president. In the past 27 years at IMSA, she has served as Dean of Students, Director of Communications, Chief of Staff, several Vice President roles, and now as President.
Beyond the Nubbiness: 2016 Sophomore Profiling BY STEPHANIE WANG AND ANTHONY MARQUEZ EDITORS-IN-CHIEF
Around the beginning of the year, the IMSA campus is brimming with life and excitement. The hustle and bustle of MoveIn, rowdy mixers, new and old friends, Convocation, first classes… Most excitingly, a fresh, new crowd of sophomores joins the IMSA student body. Curiosity caught hold of the Acronym staff, so we endeavored to get to know them better. Did you know that in the entering sophomore class, there is someone who:
Mrs. Veal takes the podium at IMSA’s 2014 Convocation. (IMSA | OFFICIAL FB SITE)
Mrs. Veal plans on further developing the growing collaborations such as those between our academic program faculty/staff and our professional field services team, between IMSA's TALENT program and the digital technology entrepreneurs in building 1871 in Chicago, between students and alumni. Welcome Mrs. Veal with IMSA News through the Acronym online.
Can solve Rubik's Cubes up to dimensions of 11 by 11. ● Has eyes that change color based on mood. ● Came in third at the ACSI National Spelling Bee. ● Is a 2nd degree Black Belt in TaekwonDo. ● Formed a band and composed four songs. ● Takes pride in programming prowess. ● Is a male who can twerk. ● Traveled to Oregon over the summer to work in a bakery. ● Memorized the first 115 digits of pi. Now you know. Learn more about IMSA’s Class of 2016 on the Acronym online.
Why Should We Care? BY RYAN CHIU WORLD OUTLOOK EDITOR
On Monday, I heard about Edward Snowden's new plots to seek asylum overseas. On Tuesday, I read about the horrors as the death toll in Egypt skyrockets exponentially. The following day, everyone on T.V. seemed to be talking about the downfall of Mahmoud Ahmedinejad during the latest Iranian election. Every day, we are constantly bombarded with updates from our world leaking through various sources, such as television, radio, and the Internet. Some of the events are occurring on the other side of the world, while others are closer to home. But why should we even bother? Why should we care about news that does not seem to affect our daily lives? The short answer: it does affect us. Extensively. Find out why on the Acronym online.
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OE REDA | GRAPHICS EDITOR)
Meet the Editing Staff ADVISOR MRS. MARGARET CAIN (English Department)
EDITORS-IN-CHIEF ANTHONY MARQUEZ (’14)
STEPHANIE WANG (’14)
GRAPHICS JOE REDA (’14)
IMSA NEWS HANEESHA PARUCHURI (’15)
JO-JO FENG (’15)
WORLD NEWS RYAN CHIU (’14)
SAI SOMASUNDARAM (’14)
OPINIONS MARIA KUZNETSOV (’14)
DANNY ATTEN (’15)
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT SHREYA SHANKER (’14)
EVELINE LIU (’15)
DO-IT-YOURSELF (DIY) GUIDES MACK LEE (’14)
DEBORAH PARK (’14)
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