By Roni Talby
For millennia, males, females, and non-binary people have suffered from the chaos and destruction of an uncontrolled hallway. But no more. Last night I was greeted with a vision. A vision of a harmonious hallway, free from the sin that plagues our great halls. Fortunately, I was also shown by great prophets in my vision how to achieve a state of hallway bliss. I, Roni Talby, am here to spread the vision of peace and civility in our great hallways, cited in ten conveniently travel-sized commandments.
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By Editorial Board Every spring, the junior class designs “Senior Babes” and “Senior Dudes” sweatshirts to celebrate their final year of high school. The tradition revolves around imitating alcohol brand logos, inevitably resulting in division between those who drink and those who do not. The simple motivation: students like to push the envelope, especially when it comes to the school dress code. According to the … Continue reading Senior Sweatshirts Endorse a Toxic Culture — Will You Wear Them?
By Lucille Shield
On March 4, a photo of two MIHS students doing the Nazi salute surfaced. The students in the photo are now receiving death threats.
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By Ellie Gottesman
As a Jewish student, I want to provide some context for the strong reactions many people have had over a recently published photograph of two students engaging in a Nazi salute. More than that, I want to suggest a path forward to educate and heal.
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By Grady Short
When it comes to MI’s racial homogeneity, redlining, racism and generational wealth are to blame.
Continue reading “Race on MI: A Complicated History”
By Nico Galvin
Inclusion is perhaps the buzzword of the year at MIHS. The improvement of inclusion is a key part of the School Improvement Plan, and, though it isn’t officially a part of the motto yet, the school is seriously considering adding “inclusion” to the other three I’s. But is the school doing enough to add the word as a legitimate part of our values?
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By Natalie Chen
Most MIHS students are not shy about sharing their opinions, whether they are debating school traditions, BRIDGES or politics. However, while many students fearlessly share their opinions and enjoy the support of their classmates, students with more conservative views often feel uncomfortable sharing their views.
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By Roni Talby
Mercer Island is a wealthy, privileged and safe community with one of the best public schools in the nation. However, this does not mean that we are clean of problems that plague other communities, especially in the case of drug and alcohol consumption.
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By Natalie Chen
Fall is a stressful time for MIHS seniors, with students squeezing their personalities into a few hundred words in hopes that their dream schools will accept them.
Continue reading “Asian Students Struggle to Stand Out in College Application Process”
By Alex Levin
In September, five experienced NFL Network analysts created a series of videos predicting every National Football League team’s record. The group was very skeptical about the Seattle Seahawks’ potential in 2018.
Continue reading “Are the Seahawks Secretly Good?”