By Annika Bhananker
Five days after the 2017 inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to defund sanctuary cities across the nation. The ongoing battle between local authorities and the Trump administration is still continuing despite several federal rulings against the order, forcing sanctuary cities such as Seattle to comply with the proposed immigration laws or risk losing a significant portion of federal funding.= Continue reading “Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle”
By Annie Poole
Inequalities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) industry are not only seen in the workplace; girls in advanced STEM classes at MIHS have unmistakable disadvantages. Continue reading “Gender Inequalities in the Workplace STEM from High School”
By Joy Francke and Hannah Whobrey
Bringing suffering to millions, the famine in Yemen is currently one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a public health specialist who grew up in Yemen, spoke to MIHS students in December about the ongoing emergency in her home country. Continue reading “No Way To Escape: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”
By Ellie Gottesman and Isabel Funk
Two days before winter break, students were eagerly packing their bags as the school day drew to a close. The past two weeks had left students feeling restless and ready for a break from the strained school environment, created by the multiple student-initiated threats. The students in room 312, Kit McCormick’s class, felt the tension just the same. Continue reading “Commotion in the Classroom: The story behind the threat in Room 312”
By Lucille Shield, Dylan Notturno and Grady Short
Throughout December, MIHS students, staff and the surrounding Mercer Island community experienced a multitude of “jokes” taken too far. In a short period of time, students made violent threats against the high school on three separate occasions, causing a mix of emotions among the student body: fear, anxiety, frustration, naïveté and bravery. Continue reading “Threats to MIHS: The Definitive Timeline”
By Grady Short and Sophie Poole
The Editors-in-Chief take one last look at a year full of growth, community activism, and unlikely media attention. Continue reading “2017: A Year in Review”
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Continue reading “Homelessness in Seattle: Spread”
By Islander Staff
This morning upon their arrival at school, MIHS staff and students were greeted by a number of signs posted outdoors on campus reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.” This slogan has been used frequently by white nationalist groups and sympathizers as a means of preserving a racial identity that they feel has come under attack.
Continue reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE: Controversial signs posted on campus”
By Maya Virdell
“When I first started going to school here, no one – not even a teacher or staff member – had the same complexion as me,” said Channing Martin, a junior and the president of the Black Student Union. Continue reading “MI Needs to Talk About Race and Equity”
By Spencer Klein
The widely-used app NextDoor features lively discussions about issues pertinent to Mercer Island, such as former city council candidate Joy Langley’s qualifications, bad traffic and the scavenger hunt. However, NextDoor embodies something more dangerous to our community than the free firewood would make it seem.
Continue reading “Why Trolling NextDoor is So Easy…And How I Got Banned”