By Ben Capuano Senior Jack Hamilton’s been representing MIHS under the sea by plunging into the unique world of scuba diving in the Pacific Northwest. Jack has been wanting to go underwater ever since he and his family went snorkeling in Hawaii as a child. Once he started volunteering alongside professional and casual divers at the Seattle Aquarium, Hamilton decided it was time to pursue … Continue reading Jack Hamilton Dives Into His Passion for SCUBA
By Max Hense
With the school year in full swing, teachers are working harder than ever, including a host of staff members who have assumed new roles at MIHS.
By Natalie Chen
Members of the Island Friends Jr. Guild have been making ripples across the community, from raising awareness about mental health to supporting the Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
By Max Hense
As January 1 approaches, the MIHS Marching Band is actively preparing for the honor of participating in the 130th Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA.
By Spencer Klein
Loss after loss after loss after loss. When it comes to assembly class competitions, the Class of 2019 has been historically lackluster. While it’s a good laugh to watch the four classes go at it, these competitions have more at stake than it seems.
By Ethan Preston | with reporting by Wesley Ho, Grady Short and Bill Wang
After a season-long undefeated streak, Mercer Island Girls Soccer lost to Prairie (2)1-1(4) in the State Championship quarterfinals match.
By Nico Galvin
Every Wednesday, MIHS students head to BRIDGES for 55 minutes of cross-grade student advisory. Though some BRIDGES groups have found success, the program is infamous for its many alleged faults. With so much hostility towards BRIDGES, what is our school doing to improve the program?
By Annika Bhananker and Ethan Preston
Mercer Island Girls soccer defeated Bonney Lake 2-0 in the first round of the State tournament, securing a spot in the quarterfinals.
By Ethan Preston
In their sophomore year, current seniors Chris Elliott and Alan Bi created TeamsCode, a non-profit organization aimed to spread computer science education. It has since risen in popularity, significantly impacting many high school students across the Pacific Northwest.
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.