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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”

The Hunting Ground comes to Mercer Island High School

Join us on Saturday, March 12th from 2-4pm in the MIHS Performing Arts Center to view The Hunting Ground, a feature documentary about sexual assault on American college campuses, followed by a panel discussion on prevention and what legally constitutes consent.  Learn more about this event by clicking here. All students and their parents should attend this screening as 1 in 5 female students and 1 in 10 … Continue reading The Hunting Ground comes to Mercer Island High School

School-wide Talent Show to be Held April 2

Q: How did you and Michael Sanchez decide to put on this show? Every year in leadership, everyone has to partner up and do something to further benefit the school. So, this year my partner was Michael Sanchez and we decided to put on a school-wide talent show. Michael and I are doing the majority of the work with the help of Mr. Hilen and Ms. … Continue reading School-wide Talent Show to be Held April 2

Student Reviews of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Music Video

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” music video has taken the world by storm this past week. Since its release at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, it has set a VEVO world record by gaining 20.1 million views in the first 24 hours and just yesterday, the song topped the Billboard Top 100 Chart. Check out what three of your fellow MIHS students had to say about Swift’s … Continue reading Student Reviews of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Music Video

Avenue Q School Edition: Not Your Average Puppet Show

After Youth Theatre Northwest’s successful run of Spring Awakening last year, the children’s theatre decided to tackle yet another musical aimed at a high school audience. Avenue Q School Edition is a hilarious coming-of-age story that delivers important life lessons to the tune of catchy songs sung by a cast of Sesame Street-style puppets. The talented high school cast of this production eloquently handles the … Continue reading Avenue Q School Edition: Not Your Average Puppet Show