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”
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
By Baran Fotouhiyeh
Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” is more than just a win for female representation in action comic book movies and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but is a homage to the phenomenal everyday woman.
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
By Alex Levin
During fifth period on Thursday, March 21, the popular brass band Lucky Chops stopped by Mercer Island High School to put on a show like no other. While not everyone was able to attend the concert, I was lucky enough to get the chance, and I am sure glad I did.
By Alex Levin
Although the majority of MIHS students plan to focus on STEM, humanities or business after graduation, many choose to follow an alternate path that allows them to follow their passions.
In light of last night’s Grammys, The MIHS Islander is celebrating black musicians for Black History Month.
By Ben Capuano
“Metamorphoses” is the last play I would ever expect the school to get behind performing. The water, mature themes and instances of casual swearing seem like the exact kind of thing the administration usually censors from high school productions. But it seems like just this once, all the barriers were lifted, and ultimately, the results speak for themselves.
By Spencer Klein
Hello. Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I don’t like to brag. I’m bad at it, but because of the nature of this article and pressure from my editor, this piece involves a lot of it. So stick with me — there’s a message. You just have to endure the flex of the century.
By Lena Hardisty
In April of their junior year, advanced music students audition for a highly esteemed opportunity: a concerto with orchestral backing in their senior year.