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.
Continue reading ““This Kind of Thing Has to Stop”: School Shooter in Texas Murders Nine Students, One Teacher”
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?
Continue reading “What MIHS Teachers Want Students To Know About AP”
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.
Continue reading “Substitute Appreciation Week: A Tribute”
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.
Continue reading “New Distracted Driving Law Passes in Washington state”
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.
Continue reading “Bill 5064: Giving Students New Voices”
By Spencer Klein
Compiled by Ellie Gottesman
Continue reading “Puckett’s Daily Schedule”
Compiled by Sophie Poole, Photos by Annie Poole This year, the theme of the Fine Arts Showcase is Magic and Fantasy. This topic has inspired the student artwork below. If your art was showcased here and not credited, please contact us. Continue reading Fine Arts Showcase: Magic and Fantasy
By Hannah Whobrey
On March 14, over 750 MIHS students left their classes to attend a student-led walkout as part of a national movement to support the Parkland shooting survivors and to demand common-sense gun laws. Continue reading “Through a Walkout, Students Take a Strong Stance Against Gun Violence In Schools”