By Alex Levin
Friday, Oct. 19, the Islander football team will face off in an important home match against the Liberty Patriots. Players hope to keep fans on their feet as they fight for a spot in the King County playoffs. With a 6-1 record, losing this game may take the team out of playoff contention.
By Jeff Parkinson
Following lengthy deliberation considering allegations of copious alcohol consumption, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed as a member of the Mercer Island High School Snail Pound.
By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey
By Tahssya Avant
Your friend has been working on his Homecoming ask for over a week — buying the flowers, making the sign, even practicing how to ask in the mirror. You’ve never seen him talk to the girl he’s asking (okay, maybe once, in seventh grade) but you know that he really likes her, so you encourage him. After all of his preparations, the day finally comes. He makes his move: “Will you go to Homecoming with me?”
By Annika Bhananker, Annie Poole and Ethan Preston
Following the addition of “Inclusion” in the school motto, MIHS Leadership is taking steps to promote this value by extending previous years’ efforts toward a gender-neutral Homecoming court. Continue reading “MIHS Debuts Gender-Neutral Homecoming Court”
By Grady Short | with reporting from Jake D’Souza
On October 2, 2018, the varsity Girls Soccer team held off a still-winless Bellevue in the eighth game of their season, improving to 7-0-1 for the year. Continue reading “Girls Soccer Maintains Hot Streak, Beats Bellevue 1-0”
By Isabel Funk and Hannah Whobrey MIHS News: The new OSPI-conforming schedule was put into practice on Monday, September 24. Commended scholars were announced. Homecoming royalty voting opened on Wednesday, September 26. The court will be announced next week. The post-game mosh pit was converted into “Fifth Quarter” on Friday, September 28, following safety concerns from the district’s liability lawyers. According to the new rules, … Continue reading Week in Review September 24-28
By Grady Short
Just before school ended on Friday, Sept. 28, school administration called together an emergency meeting of student government, marching band, and spirit groups. This discussion centered around the possible cancellation of a school spirit tradition that has existed for over 20 years: school-wide mosh pits after home football games. Continue reading “Mosh Pits in Jeopardy; To Be Replaced With “Fifth Quarter””
By Lucille Shield and Grady Short
On Monday, Sept. 24, MIHS started operating on a modified weekly schedule — a change which the administration expects to maintain for the rest of the year.
By Lucille Shield
As the new school year kicks off, MIHS Leadership is busy gearing up for two more semesters of spirit-packed events. The MIHS Islander got the low down on the incoming class officers in a recap of last year’s elections.