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.
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.
By Grady Short
When it comes to MI’s racial homogeneity, redlining, racism and generational wealth are to blame.
By Nico Galvin and Hannah Whobrey
Sometimes, the only thing that can make school better is swapping spit with your special someone — but before you do, you should know the best spots. With almost four years of combined dating experience, no one is more qualified to talk about making out than Nico Galvin and Hannah Whobrey.
By Isabel Funk, Ellie Gottesman and Annie Poole
March 4, an Anti-Semitic picture surfaced depicting two MIHS students doing the Nazi salute and one posing as Hitler.
By Alex Levin
Although the majority of MIHS students plan to focus on STEM, humanities or business after graduation, many choose to follow an alternate path that allows them to follow their passions.
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
By Ethan Preston and Maya Virdell
As part of Black History Month, our sports editors highlighted a noteworthy, black student athlete. Senior Faith Osei-Tutu is of Ghanaian descent and was recently selected to be a captain of the MIHS Track and Field team.
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?