BRIDGES Video Fails to Address Safety Concerns

By Spencer Klein


Since Dec. 4, 2017, MIHS has received two shooting threats and one bomb threat. These threats were considered problematic enough that school was cancelled the Friday before break. In response, several ideas were shared among staff about how to address the student body – a mandatory assembly, four separate assemblies or a town hall for the entire school. Ultimately the staff, guided by student input, landed on a twenty-minute video compiling encouraging and optimistic testimonies from staff and students. Continue reading “BRIDGES Video Fails to Address Safety Concerns”

Sports, Spectators, and Spirit: Reputation is Everything

By Hannah Whobrey and Maya Virdell


Mercer Island’s school spirit has a bad reputation in King County. Supposedly, MIHS students are unsupportive, disrespectful and often inappropriate, but this reputation is largely inaccurate. Reputation management is important, especially for businesses. If you’re struggling to maintain the reputation of your company take a look at RepCheckup. Continue reading “Sports, Spectators, and Spirit: Reputation is Everything”

Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Adam Smith

By Hannah Whobrey


This message was written and sent to Congressman Adam Smith during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide. 

Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Adam Smith”

Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to Secretary Tillerson

By Grady Short


This message was written and sent to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.

Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to Secretary Tillerson”

The flaws of ASB elections

Brightly colored cardstock posters cover the walls of the Mercer Island High School. Students chatter with one another, plucking lollipops off posters proclaiming, “don’t be a dum-dum, vote for Lily Gile!” Outside and after school, students running for leadership positions record humorous videos, packing in as many jokes as possible. Associate Student Body (ASB) elections have begun. Continue reading “The flaws of ASB elections”