Week in Review October 1-5

By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News: Leading up to Homecoming on Saturday, October 6, MIHS students participated in a “Decades” themed spirit week, based on the dance theme, “Blast From the Past.” The week concluded with the Homecoming assembly, the parade and the Homecoming game on Friday, October 5. The themes were: Monday: Tie Dye (70s) Tuesday: Neon/Color Wars (80s) Wednesday: Denim (90s) … Continue reading Week in Review October 1-5

Week in Review September 24-28

By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News: The new OSPI-conforming schedule was put into practice on Monday, September 24. Commended scholars were announced. Homecoming royalty voting opened on Wednesday, September 26. The court will be announced next week. The post-game mosh pit was converted into “Fifth Quarter” on Friday, September 28, following safety concerns from the district’s liability lawyers. According to the new rules, … Continue reading Week in Review September 24-28

Mosh Pits in Jeopardy; To Be Replaced With “Fifth Quarter”

By Grady Short


Just before school ended on Friday, Sept. 28, school administration called together an emergency meeting of student government, marching band, and spirit groups.  This discussion centered around the possible cancellation of a school spirit tradition that has existed for over 20 years: school-wide mosh pits after home football games. Continue reading “Mosh Pits in Jeopardy; To Be Replaced With “Fifth Quarter””

Week in Review September 17-21

By Natalie Chen, Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News Mercer Island School Board’s Student Representatives, Meghana Kakubal and Caroline Atkinson, were announced this week. The 2019 National Merit Scholar semifinalists were announced on Thursday, September 13. MIHS has 11 semifinalist students: Alex Benson, Alan Bi, Theo Copley, Nico Galvin, Thomas Horton King, Albert Lam, Andrew Motz, R. Grady Short, Damien Snyder, Chris Toda and … Continue reading Week in Review September 17-21