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.
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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?
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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. Tuesday night’s game was a highly anticipated match, following Mercer Island’s KingCo championship victory last Tuesday. Mercer Island opened the game strong with two first-half goals, an early shot by Lanie Martin and a goal by Ashley … Continue reading Girls Soccer Progresses to State 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.
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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 Annika Bhananker, Annie Poole and Ethan Preston
Following the addition of “Inclusion” in the school motto, MIHS Leadership is taking steps to promote this value by extending previous years’ efforts toward a gender-neutral Homecoming court. Continue reading “MIHS Debuts Gender-Neutral Homecoming Court”
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””
By Lucille Shield and Grady Short
On Monday, Sept. 24, MIHS started operating on a modified weekly schedule — a change which the administration expects to maintain for the rest of the year.
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By Lucille Shield
As the new school year kicks off, MIHS Leadership is busy gearing up for two more semesters of spirit-packed events. The MIHS Islander got the low down on the incoming class officers in a recap of last year’s elections.
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