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Full transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ interview with The Islander

After obtaining his contact information through its accidental exposure by the Washington Post, The MIHS Islander contacted Secretary of Defense James Mattis for an interview. Two companion pieces to this article, a description and reflection on the experience of getting and conducting the interview as well as a feature on the connection between education and radicalization according to Mattis, have been published online. Continue reading “Full transcript: Defense Secretary James Mattis’ interview with The Islander”

Spooks with substance: a review of “It”

I’ve seen many movies this year, but “It” stands out in my mind because afterwards, I had the overwhelming impression that in this movie, they cared about every aspect of production. And that’s truly surprising. Because to break even in the current movie industry, “It” only had to be passable. But this movie won’t leave you with the bland taste in your mouth that you … Continue reading Spooks with substance: a review of “It”

“Save Mercerdale Park” rally pushes back against planned arts center

Passersby at Mercerdale Park this morning were greeted by red balloons, plastic caution tape wrapped around trees, a country music trio playing protest songs, and a small yet vocal group of red-shirted protesters marching against the controversial location of the planned Mercer Island Center for the Arts (commonly referred to as MICA). Continue reading ““Save Mercerdale Park” rally pushes back against planned arts center”

Fall Sports Preview

BOYS ULTIMATE FRISBEE (Tribe) In its second year of existence, the boys’ Ultimate Frisbee team is poised for success, according to captain and senior Aidan Dobson.  The up-and-coming sport of ultimate frisbee is cementing its reputation at Mercer Island High School.  Standout players Garrett Leung, Tyler Shanahan, and Leo Lollie round out the junior-heavy squad. BOYS GOLF Co-captains Zack Gottesman and Maverick Emerson hope to … Continue reading Fall Sports Preview

MISD Welcomes Superintendent Colosky

Amid state education budget cuts, new administration and teaching staff, and a growing number of students on Mercer Island, Donna Colosky begins her first school year as Superintendent of the Mercer Island School District. The MISD Board unanimously approved Colosky as Superintendent on June 22. Colosky replaces Gary Plano who served as MISD Superintendent for the past 10 years. Colosky has spent the summer learning about … Continue reading MISD Welcomes Superintendent Colosky