FEATURES

How COVID-19 is Affecting Local Businesses

The COVID-19 outbreak has taken its toll on Mercer Island’s local businesses. Jay Inslee’s closure of all non-essential businesses...

SPORTS

OPINIONS

Community Demands Change to Curriculum in Response to Recent Black Lives...

The following letter was sent to Mercer Island School District stakeholders on June 4 in an attempt to encourage district-wide curriculum change....

Social Distancing Isn’t A Choice, It’s an Act of Decency

It is every citizen’s responsibility to help in whatever way they can during global health crises. For most people during this pandemic,...

A&E

Australian Band Students Visit MIHS

Thirty students from all-boys school St. Patrick’s College of Strathfield in Australia visited MIHS on Jan. 16 as a part of their...

“The Testaments”: A Long-Anticipated Sequel to “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Of all the dystopian novels I have read, "The Handmaid’s Tale" scared me most. Though...

TikTok Takes Over Teenage Media Consumption

Senior Natalie Smith made one TikTok with her cousin, and the next day, her video had 1.3 million views. 

HUMOR

The New Reality of Senior Traditions

As the reality of COVID-19 sets in, seniors are questioning how the end of the year and all of the traditions they...

Love in the Time of COVID: Makeout Cars, Rated

The Islander has made it a tradition as part of our April Fools’ edition to select our favorite makeout spots. This year,...

Principal Puckett Pucks It, Plans to Become a Semi-Professional Hockey Player After Resignation

In late March, beloved Principal Vicki Puckett announced that she would be joining the exciting world of semi-professional hockey following her resignation. 

MEDIA