By Isabel Funk
I thought we were past this. I grew up safe and loved and not once did I feel scared in a synagogue. Of course, I knew about hate and violence, I knew people hated me because of how I was raised, but it never felt real to me. It was something from the past, something from 1930s Germany.
Continue reading “The Seattle Vigil: A Solemn Celebration of Shared Humanity”
Compiled by Isabel Funk, Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole
On Monday, October 29, MIHS stood with students across the nation and wore blue in honor of the victims of the Pittsburgh shooting. The shooting occurred on Saturday while members of the Tree of Life Congregation were worshipping at synagogue. Eleven members of the community were killed and six more were injured. This shooting demonstrates the Anti-Semitism that still exists today and the fear it instills in the Jewish community.
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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”
Alyssa Alhadeff, 14 Alyssa was a freshman. She wanted to be a lawyer or a professional soccer player. A senior on her soccer team remembered her as always sweet and everyone laughed when she was around. The US Soccer Women’s National Team honored Alyssa on March 7th at a match in Orlando, Florida. Scott Beigel, 35 Scott was a geography teacher and a cross-country coach. … Continue reading Seventeen Victims of the Parkland Shooting
By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole
In hundreds of cities across the country, many protesters took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March in an act of unity. but many young activists are continuing the movement by creating tangible change within the community throughout the whole year. Continue reading “What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?”
By Joy Francke
Events in the last hundred years have built up the pressure that led to the recent cultural eruption of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Women have faced a dark and disturbing reality since first entering the workplace. Today, women are finally speaking out against the sexual harassment and abuse of power perpetuated by their male colleges. However, this abuse is in no way a new phenomenon. Society has come a long way since 1920, when women were told to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the sexual abuse, yet there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace”
By Annika Bhananker
Five days after the 2017 inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to defund sanctuary cities across the nation. The ongoing battle between local authorities and the Trump administration is still continuing despite several federal rulings against the order, forcing sanctuary cities such as Seattle to comply with the proposed immigration laws or risk losing a significant portion of federal funding.= Continue reading “Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle”
By Joy Francke and Hannah Whobrey
Bringing suffering to millions, the famine in Yemen is currently one of the largest humanitarian crises in the world. Dr. Aisha Jumaan, a public health specialist who grew up in Yemen, spoke to MIHS students in December about the ongoing emergency in her home country. Continue reading “No Way To Escape: The Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen”
By Grady Short
This message was written and sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.
Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to Secretary Tillerson”
By Hannah Whobrey
Like many students on Mercer Island, 16-year-old Mohamad Imran is new to the city. However, unlike most Mercer Island students, Imran came to America last year as a refugee, hoping to escape the brutal ethnic genocide against Rohingya Muslims in his home country, Myanmar. Continue reading “Mohamad Imran’s Journey to MI”