Senior Sweatshirts Endorse a Toxic Culture — Will You Wear Them?

By Editorial Board Every spring, the junior class designs “Senior Babes” and “Senior Dudes” sweatshirts to celebrate their final year of high school. The tradition revolves around imitating alcohol brand logos, inevitably resulting in division between those who drink and those who do not. The simple motivation: students like to push the envelope, especially when it comes to the school dress code. According to the … Continue reading Senior Sweatshirts Endorse a Toxic Culture — Will You Wear Them?

Mother’s Day: The Female Teachers That Do It All

By Jordan Snyder As Mother’s Day rolls around each year, the world shifts its focus to their mother figures. Many female staff members at MIHS are also moms, and must find a balance between being a mother and teaching. “When I had my first child, there were no laws in place and I had to pump [breast milk] in a closet with no lock on … Continue reading Mother’s Day: The Female Teachers That Do It All

A Hard Look At “Mother’s Day”

By Ben Capuano When we try to consider the inherent value of a movie, we usually envision this aspect on a binary spectrum. The movie’s always good, bad or somewhere in between. I’d like to argue there’s another dimension that everyone knows about but rarely discusses: the boredom axis. Go too far into the boredom dimension and you’ll soon find in a frightening place full … Continue reading A Hard Look At “Mother’s Day”

A Story of Wit, Humor and Emotion: Much Ado About Nothing Review

By Lena Hardisty and Sabrina Hubbell | All Photos Courtesy Maria Reyes Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is a story of wit, humor and human emotion. The inspired plotline paired with a beautiful set combine to make a tension and laughter filled show. Shakespeare’s stories have been told time and time again, often seen as tiring, old classics. However, Drama Two’s performance, placed in 1960’s … Continue reading A Story of Wit, Humor and Emotion: Much Ado About Nothing Review

Boys Soccer Wins Important Game on Senior Night

By Charlie Fischer and Jeff Parkinson Tuesday, April 30, Boys soccer achieved an important if not exciting 1-0 victory during Senior Night against Liberty. The game started slowly with both teams trading possession early in the match. The action picked up after senior forward Matthew Capone scored off a penalty kick 19 minutes in. A solid back line headed by senior defenseman Josh Chansky kept … Continue reading Boys Soccer Wins Important Game on Senior Night

Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

By Annika Bhananker, Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman Today, the Mercer Island School District presented the Pathfinder Award to author Caroline Fraser, an MIHS alumni who was recognized for excelling in her field and winning a Pulitzer Prize for her recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, “Prairie Fires.” Fraser was accompanied by three other recipients: Blake Nordstrom, who received the award posthumously, Erik Nordstrom and … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

A Night of the Arts: 2019 Showcase Gallery

This year’s fine arts showcase debuted with the bold new theme of “Night at the __________!” Expect to be lost in weighty themes of darkness and light! In all seriousness though, this year has been a triumph of student creativity and expression. From individual high school portfolios to elementary school crayon drawings, there’s aesthetic link between all of it that makes strolling the halls of … Continue reading A Night of the Arts: 2019 Showcase Gallery