Hear Our Voices: Students and Teachers On Recent Anti-Semitic Incident

Compiled by Isabel Funk and Annie Poole


In the wake of recent anti-Semitic events in the Mercer Island community, The MIHS Islander reached out to students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of how these incidents affected MIHS and the community. While each individual had their own perspective, the common thread throughout was a call for unity, not divisiveness; love, not hate; and education, not ignorance.

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Celebrating Black History Month Beyond February

By Annika Bhananker and Maya Virdell Black History Month is about appreciating the history, achievements and struggles of people of African descent globally. “What is ‘black culture?’” Channing Martin said. “Is black culture the way that I walk or the way that I talk? Usually, when ‘black culture’ is being utilized in an environment, it is the majority of the time referenced by white people … Continue reading Celebrating Black History Month Beyond February

Inclusion Motto Demands Honest Conversation

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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