As finals and the school year comes to end, stress about grades and GPAs are at an all year high. Students desperately email their teachers. Emailing them in hopes of bumps or miraculously dropped tests or assessments that did not go in students’ favor. A whole year spent studying and losing sleep over mere letters and numbers finally comes to an end. Continue reading “More than just a GPA”
On June 7, 2018 at 7 p.m., 360 students from the Mercer Island High School class of 2018 graduated at Key Arena. Click here to read the speeches from the valedictorians, student and teacher speaker and class officers! Continue reading 2018 MIHS Graduation
Estey Chen Dance with your friends and watch a sunset at least once a week. Especially during junior year! It’s easy to feel like you don’t have time to slow down and smell the roses while you’re cramming for APUSH or the ACT but it’s the sunsets with friends that you’ll remember most. Oh and be sure to stay at least twenty minutes past sunset … Continue reading Senior Reflections
By Ellie Gottesman
Only three months after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida left 17 people dead, high school student Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, allegedly opened fire on classmates with two of his father’s guns Friday at Santa Fe High School in southeastern Texas, killing nine students and one teacher and wounding 10 others.
By Joy Francke and Hannah Whobrey
With AP exam season in full swing, the pressure for students at Mercer Island to succeed grows each week. But what is it like to be the teacher during this stressful time?
Ron Adams is a substitute teacher working at MIHS. He worked as a drawing and painting teacher at MIHS for 27 years, and has been substituting since 2000 when he retired from teaching. In honor of Substitute Appreciation Week, the MIHS Islander sat down with one of MIHS’ most popular substitute teachers.
Annika Bhananker & Kate Francke
Washington state lawmakers passed the Driving Under the Influence of Electronics Act on July 23, 2017. This year, the Washington Traffic Safety Commission has declared April “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” and law enforcement agencies will be ready to nab offenders on the state’s roads.
By Walt McKelvie
On March 21,Washington Governor Inslee signed into law Senate Bill 5064, a bill designed to protect student newspapers from censorship by school and district administrations.
By Lucille Shield
By Spencer Klein
Compiled by Ellie Gottesman