The Seattle Vigil: A Solemn Celebration of Shared Humanity

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.

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Students Wear Blue in Solidarity With Pittsburgh

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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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