By Maya Virdell
By Lucille Shield
“Good Kids,” a PG-13 play, addresses teenagers, rape, social media, and victim-blaming — and is one of the most provocative plays MIHS has produced yet. Based on the 2012 Steubenville High School rape case, “Good Kids” follows high school student Chloe’s story of sexual assault.
By Ellie Gottesman and Isabel Funk
Two days before winter break, students were eagerly packing their bags as the school day drew to a close. The past two weeks had left students feeling restless and ready for a break from the strained school environment, created by the multiple student-initiated threats. The students in room 312, Kit McCormick’s class, felt the tension just the same. Continue reading “Commotion in the Classroom: The story behind the threat in Room 312”
By Sophie Poole and Grady Short
The scene around school on the Thursday before winter break normally consists of students studying for tests, seniors anxiously checking their college portal for admission decisions and teachers signing attendance slips for students’ vacations. Continue reading “Threatening the School Isn’t Funny. Really.”
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.
By Lucille Shield, Dylan Notturno and Grady Short
Throughout December, MIHS students, staff and the surrounding Mercer Island community experienced a multitude of “jokes” taken too far. In a short period of time, students made violent threats against the high school on three separate occasions, causing a mix of emotions among the student body: fear, anxiety, frustration, naïveté and bravery. Continue reading “Threats to MIHS: The Definitive Timeline”
By Grady Short and Sophie Poole
The Editors-in-Chief take one last look at a year full of growth, community activism, and unlikely media attention. Continue reading “2017: A Year in Review”
By Grady Short
Researched by Ellie Gottesman and Sophie Poole. Designed by Ellie Gottesman.