Fact-checked: A correction to the April issue

Following President Trump’s executive order changing the national language to Russian, The Islander highlighted some helpful phrases for the new administration in its most recent issue. However, because of some trouble with our translators, the correct English translations did not make it in the paper. They have been reprinted below. We apologize for the mistake. Continue reading “Fact-checked: A correction to the April issue”

Bomb threat evacuates Mercer Island JCC: What now?

On Monday, February 27, 2017, the Stroum Jewish Community Center on Mercer Island received bomb threats around 4:45pm, causing all in the building, as well as the neighboring French American School, to evacuate. Children and adults were ushered by JCC employees across the street to the Herzel-Ner Tamid synagogue. Continue reading “Bomb threat evacuates Mercer Island JCC: What now?”

The advantages of an international university experience

As every upperclassman knows, the first step of the college process is to create a list of schools that best suit one’s needs. Students at MIHS often do this with the help of Naviance’s “SuperMatch College Search” tool, introduced to them by counselors who visit their classrooms junior year. The tool uses an overwhelming amount of categories to narrow the search for a student’s “best­fit” … Continue reading The advantages of an international university experience

An open letter to seniors with the ability to vote

In the upcoming election cycle, some members of the class of 2017 will be fortunate enough to cast their ballot. I myself would love to be one of those seniors, but my birthday is unfortunately the day after the election. Woohoo. Since the large majority of my class and I will not be 18 in time, I have a message for those who will be … Continue reading An open letter to seniors with the ability to vote