Mock election breakdown: results and trends

In a poll of 134 members of the MIHS student body last weekend, The Islander found a consistently Democratic trend in student opinion. Here’s the breakdown of our results. Click here to compare these results to those of King County’s mock election. King County Charter Amendment No. 2 Gender-Neutral Language Shall the King County Charter be amended to make its language gender-neutral? Initiative #1433 Initiative Measure No. … Continue reading Mock election breakdown: results and trends

Senior words of wisdom

Congratulations to this year’s graduating seniors! In case you missed it, below is a transcript of Ryan Jones’ commencement speech. To my brothers and sisters in the hands down undisputed greatest class to have ever done a senior skip day… in February, our class 2016. I’ve been watching plenty of commencement speech’s and they all start off with a bad joke and some obscure and overly … Continue reading Senior words of wisdom

Local non-profit easing culture shock for East African immigrants

Moving to another country is not easy – the culture shock, the anxiety, and the sense of isolation is hard to cope with. For East African immigrants and refugees, this change is especially challenging due to the vast culture differences they experience. Luckily, refugee resettlement non-profits like Horn of Africa Services (HOAS), have begun popping up in the greater Seattle area within the recent decades. … Continue reading Local non-profit easing culture shock for East African immigrants

A look back at the 2016 unified sports seasons

The MIHS unified basketball team concludes another successful season after placing fifth in the district tournament on Feb. 13. The team, with the help of junior Mitchell Meade, was formed last year for students with special needs and has continued to grow ever since. The season for the unified basketball team follows a similar schedule as that of other winter high school sports. It spans … Continue reading A look back at the 2016 unified sports seasons

A backstage look at Classical Chinese dance with Rae Wong

MIHS junior Rae Wong has been training in Classical Chinese dance and ballet since the eighth grade and has recently been honored several international awards for her dancing. After living in Beijing for three years, Wong returned to Mercer Island and discovered her passion for the art form in the beginning of the eighth grade. Wong sacrifices much for her passion. Four to five times … Continue reading A backstage look at Classical Chinese dance with Rae Wong

Advanced Marketing class to hold charity auction for Seattle Children’s

Mercer Island High School will host a student-run “Not So Silent” auction on Wed. May 25, 2016 in support of Seattle Children’s Hospital in which 100 percent of the proceeds will directly benefit the organization. The auction constitutes the Advanced Marketing class’ end-of-the-year project. When determining the recipient of the auction funds, the class collectively decided on Children’s Hospital, in part because of MIHS teacher … Continue reading Advanced Marketing class to hold charity auction for Seattle Children’s

2016 Alumni Pathfinder Award recipients share stories with MIHS students

On April 26th MIHS had the honor of meeting two of the 2016 Alumni Pathfinder Award Recipients, Dr. Warren Brown and Dr. Michelle Flowers. After being honored at the Breakfast of Champions, Dr. Brown and Dr. Flowers visited classes to talk and connect with students about experiences at MIHS, in college, and beyond. The Pathfinder Awards were reworked from the original alumni recognition program to … Continue reading 2016 Alumni Pathfinder Award recipients share stories with MIHS students

School account provides free download of Microsoft Office

Since 2013, MIHS students have had access to the latest Office programs for free through the Microsoft Student Advantage Program. This package includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote and the programs can be installed on up to five PCs or Macs, five tablets, and five smartphones. Excel, Outlook, and OneNote, are not used as often in high school, but have many applications both inside and outside … Continue reading School account provides free download of Microsoft Office

Class Officer Election Profile

[columns] [column size=”1″] Class of 2017 President Adam Tucker Adam Tucker did not submit a photo nor a statement. [/column] [columns] [column size=”1″] Vice President Chris Shin As Senior Class Vice President, I’m never gonna to give you up, and I’m never gonna let you down. I am dedicated to serving my class and community, and I never settle for mediocre. Having such an influential … Continue reading Class Officer Election Profile