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
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
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.
By Annie Poole
As long as any girl goes to college, participates in sports or is brave enough to come forward with a case of sexual assault, they have Bernice Sandler to thank.
The following is a statement from the two MIHS students recently pictured doing the Nazi salute. This remark was also given to the Mercer Island Reporter. Media sources around the Mercer Island community are continuing to cover this story.
Compiled by Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole
In the midst of Women’s History Month, The MIHS Islander asked a different feminism-related question to MIHS students and staff each day from March 11 to March 15.
Compiled by Isabel Funk and Annie Poole
In the wake of recent anti-Semitic events in the Mercer Island community, The MIHS Islander reached out to students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of how these incidents affected MIHS and the community. While each individual had their own perspective, the common thread throughout was a call for unity, not divisiveness; love, not hate; and education, not ignorance.
By Grady Short
When it comes to MI’s racial homogeneity, redlining, racism and generational wealth are to blame.
By Isabel Funk, Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole
March 4, an Anti-Semitic picture surfaced depicting two MIHS students doing the Nazi salute and one posing as Hitler.
By Alex Levin
Although the majority of MIHS students plan to focus on STEM, humanities or business after graduation, many choose to follow an alternate path that allows them to follow their passions.