Student commentary has always been at the heart of the IAS Times. In the May issue, our columnists had plenty to talk about: women protesting the compulsory hijab in Iran, the Rohingya exodus in Myanmar, another round of gun violence in America, the #metoo movement and the issue of teenage mental health. A special thank you to graduating senior Ania Gutkowska for the Times Editorial on this delicate subject.
The issue also features the bright side of life, including the recent victory of Russell Farrales, Luv Jotwani and Vedant Harwani at the World Scholar's Cup, Phi Long Bui's leadership in the Slachenta Paczka project and Shikha Gianchandani's participation in Amnesty International's "Write for Rights".
Lastly, to the arts: we have the final chapter of Aslihan Yilmaz's original story "The DUFF…But Not Really" and a contribution from alumnus Adam Repa (2008), currently a concert pianist and graduate student at the famed Royal Academy of Music in London. Wow!
This marks the final issue of the year and for some students, their graduation from the IAS Times. At the expense of being wordy, we'd like to say 'thank you for your words' to the following longtime contributors: Shikha Gianchandani, Jan Kwasniak, Anna Teytel, Bhawesh Vasnani, Ania Gutkowska, Nicole Rogowski, and Yugyeong Kim. You will be missed!