#AllEyesonJuliana: Students Fight For Environmental Change

By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole Today, in Portland, Ore. oral arguments were presented to three federal judges concerning Juliana v. United States, a case at the forefront of youth climate change activism. The case, originally filed in 2015, calls on the government to recognize and act on its contributing role in climate change, one which the plaintiffs say violate the young generation’s constitutional rights. … Continue reading #AllEyesonJuliana: Students Fight For Environmental Change

25 Women Call Out 25 Alabama Senators

May 12, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a law restricting most abortion in the state, including cases of rape and incest. A picture of the 25 white, male senators who voted for the bill surfaced on social media that same week.  Copy Editor Annika Bhananker, Managing Editor Isabel Funk, Online Editor-in-Chief Ellie Gottesman, and A&E Editor Annie Poole found 25 women at MIHS that are … Continue reading 25 Women Call Out 25 Alabama Senators

Mother’s Day: The Female Teachers That Do It All

By Jordan Snyder As Mother’s Day rolls around each year, the world shifts its focus to their mother figures. Many female staff members at MIHS are also moms, and must find a balance between being a mother and teaching. “When I had my first child, there were no laws in place and I had to pump [breast milk] in a closet with no lock on … Continue reading Mother’s Day: The Female Teachers That Do It All

Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

By Annika Bhananker, Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman Today, the Mercer Island School District presented the Pathfinder Award to author Caroline Fraser, an MIHS alumni who was recognized for excelling in her field and winning a Pulitzer Prize for her recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, “Prairie Fires.” Fraser was accompanied by three other recipients: Blake Nordstrom, who received the award posthumously, Erik Nordstrom and … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

Strong Women Teachers Inspire Confidence in Female Students

By Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman


“She’s a strong women, she taught me that it was okay to make mistakes,” said Kate Hamilton about Spanish teacher Kyla Trujillo. “She makes sure that all of the students are included,” said sophomore Norah Evans about art teacher Chantel Torrey. Every female student at MIHS has something to say about the female teachers who have impacted their lives.

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