By Ethan Preston
After stepping up following star quarterback Carson Wentz’s season-ending injury, Nick Foles proved to the world that he is more than just a backup by putting up a dominant performance and leading the Philadelphia Eagles past the New England Patriots 41-33.
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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. Continue reading “Sports, Spectators, and Spirit: Reputation is Everything”
By Ethan Preston
After finishing 4-0 last week in his NFL Wildcard Playoff picks, Staff Writer Ethan Preston is ready to give his expert picks for this week’s Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.
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By Annika Bhananker and Emily Yang
Every school has a rival, and for MIHS that rival is Bellevue High School. Although no one can trace its exact roots, it’s evident that the rivalry stretches back generations, energizing crowds at sports games and encouraging competition for decades. Continue reading “MI and Bellevue: a hotly contested rivalry”
Often times when women attend Super Bowl viewing parties, they feel a slight sense of fear over how they’ll go about fitting in. Ladies, fear no more. After attending too many Super Bowl parties myself, I’ve dubbed myself an expert on the event, and am excited to share my top tips. Continue reading “A girl’s guide to watching the Super Bowl”
With the NBA’s homestretch rapidly approaching, and no obvious team to root for due to the absence of one in Seattle, it may be difficult to decide whom to support. Fortunately, The Islander has prepared a guide for whom to root for down the stretch this season. Eastern Conference: Boston Celtics: Point Guard PG Isaiah Thomas of Curtis High School in Tacoma and the University … Continue reading Seattleites in the NBA: who to root for this season
Super Bowl 50 is here! Since the Seahawks aren’t playing in the big game this year, many Seattleites may not be tuning in to watch this afternoon. However, the Super Bowl is an amazing opportunity to spend time with friends and family, and an excuse to eat fun food. Here is a list of Super Bowl viewing party must-haves that will make the game just as … Continue reading Your six step guide to the perfect Super Bowl viewing party
Following last week’s exciting Wild Card Round, there are several very intriguing games this weekend. Starting at 1:35 p.m. PST on Saturday, when the Kansas City Chiefs take on the New England Patriots, it is sure to be a weekend of can’t-miss football. Here is a preview of each matchup this week: Number five seed Kansas City Chiefs (12-5) @ Number two seed New England … Continue reading NFL Divisional Round Review
Alas, Thursday April 30 has come and gone: the Rookie Draft is officially over. Many sports fans eagerly watched some eager rookies sit around awkwardly, dressed to impress, in a room for three days trying to get bought. No, this is not an auction; it is the National Football Association Rookie Draft. With 82 of the best and brightest students tossing aside academics to bash … Continue reading 2015 NFL Draft