Jack Hamilton Dives Into His Passion for SCUBA

By Ben Capuano Senior Jack Hamilton’s been representing MIHS under the sea by plunging into the unique world of scuba diving in the Pacific Northwest. Jack has been wanting to go underwater ever since he and his family went snorkeling in Hawaii as a child. Once he started volunteering alongside professional and casual divers at the Seattle Aquarium, Hamilton decided it was time to pursue … Continue reading Jack Hamilton Dives Into His Passion for SCUBA

School District Should Agree to Union Demands

By Grady Short


After several rallies and rounds of negotiations, the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) is set to vote on a potential district-wide strike Sept. 4, the day before school starts.  This decision, if it must be made, would represent a failing on the part of the Mercer Island School District to adequately compensate its employees. Continue reading “School District Should Agree to Union Demands”

It’s not easy being green: carpools should receive parking priority

The overflowing parking “Strip” on 88th SE proves that too many MIHS students drive to school. Mercer Island High School Administrators should prioritize issuing parking permits to carpools to reduce MIHS’ carbon footprint as a green school. In 2009, the Mercer Island School District adopted a mission called the 2020 Vision that outlines a group of core values for their future. Fundamental Six states that … Continue reading It’s not easy being green: carpools should receive parking priority