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.
Continue reading “Students Wear Blue in Solidarity With Pittsburgh”
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.
Continue reading “MIHS School Day Lengthens for Connections”
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.
Continue reading “MIHS Leadership Profile”
By Ethan Preston
After several years as an MIHS physical education teacher and Track and Field coach, Toby Swanson has assumed the role of Leadership adviser for the upcoming school year.
Continue reading “MIHS Embraces New Leadership Adviser”
By Grady Short
With an incoming freshman class of 420 students, MIHS will be at its fullest ever for the 2018-2019 academic year.
Continue reading “Enrollment Reaches All-Time High”
By Ellie Gottesman
As summer draws to a close, the members of MIHS Boys Cross Country are preparing differently for this year’s upcoming season.
Continue reading “MIXC Laces Up for the Season”
By Walt McKelvie
Parking. It’s an issue that affects almost every student at MIHS, directly or indirectly. It’s what forces people to choose between coming to school a half hour early for a spot on the Strip or parking far from the school. It’s a problem that has only gotten worse over the years as more and more students drive to school, and it has led to constant strain on the school’s existing parking facilities.
Continue reading “Parking Crunch Continues Due to District Inaction”
As finals and the school year comes to end, stress about grades and GPAs are at an all year high. Students desperately email their teachers. Emailing them in hopes of bumps or miraculously dropped tests or assessments that did not go in students’ favor. A whole year spent studying and losing sleep over mere letters and numbers finally comes to an end. Continue reading “More than just a GPA”