By Ethan Preston
After suffering a heartbreaking loss in the state championship last year, Mercer Island Girls Lacrosse is celebrating their first ever championship title after the 2019 season. Continue reading “Mercer Island Girls Lacrosse Celebrates Their First Title”
By Isabel Funk, Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole
March 4, an Anti-Semitic picture surfaced depicting two MIHS students doing the Nazi salute and one posing as Hitler.
Continue reading “Anti-Semitic Photo and Video Rock Mercer Island Community”
By Natalie Chen
Fall is a stressful time for MIHS seniors, with students squeezing their personalities into a few hundred words in hopes that their dream schools will accept them.
Continue reading “Asian Students Struggle to Stand Out in College Application Process”
By Lena Hardisty
At this year’s Homecoming dance, two students arrived bearing a 3 feet by 5 feet Japanese imperial flag on an 8 foot pole. The students were dressed in replica Japanese military uniforms and walked around the gym posing for photos with other MIHS students. MIHS staff were present at the dance to monitor students, but the flag-bearing students were allowed to enter and leave without question.
Continue reading “Why Was There a Hate Symbol at Homecoming?”
By Belle Arenson, Brenna Class-Welch, Lauren Umbehocker
Everyone knows Valentine’s Day as a holiday full of love, romance, and stuffing your face with chocolate your mom gave you at ungodly hours of the night. But most aren’t aware of the true – and less beautiful – origins of this celebration of romance. Continue reading “From Pagan Celebrations to Cheesy Cards, the Evolution of Valentine’s Day”
By Annika Bhananker and Emily Yang
Every school has a rival, and for MIHS that rival is Bellevue High School. Although no one can trace its exact roots, it’s evident that the rivalry stretches back generations, energizing crowds at sports games and encouraging competition for decades. Continue reading “MI and Bellevue: a hotly contested rivalry”