NFL Playoff Predictions

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. Divisional Round New England Patriots versus Tennessee Titans Tom Brady surprised the league by having an MVP-caliber season and led the experienced Patriots to a 13-3 season and an AFC title, despite the fact … Continue reading NFL Playoff Predictions

Threats to MIHS: The Definitive Timeline

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”

IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE: Controversial signs posted on campus

This morning upon their arrival at school, MIHS staff and students were greeted by a number of signs posted outdoors on campus reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE.” This slogan has been used frequently by white nationalist groups and sympathizers as a means of preserving a racial identity that they feel has come under attack.

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MI needs to talk about race and equity

“When I first started going to school here, no one – not even a teacher or staff member – had the same complexion as me,” said Channing Martin, a junior and the president of the Black Student Union. High school is difficult, especially for a minority in a predominantly wealthy and white school. Juggling rigorous academic requirements, social status, and self-discovery can be arduous for … Continue reading MI needs to talk about race and equity

Spreading gender pronoun awareness in the classroom

If teachers aim to foster an inclusive classroom for everyone, ignoring or assuming preferred personal pronouns makes teachers unable to attain an essential objective to the educational process. Gender non-binary students are often overlooked in the classroom. Assuming gender pronouns based on appearances can cause students to feel disrespected, dismissed, and alienated. “It’s so invalidating, it’s like who you are doesn’t matter. Every time someone … Continue reading Spreading gender pronoun awareness in the classroom

The Laser Dome: the best $10 experience of the year

The fact that we have a Laser Dome in our immediate vicinity is something that is unfortunately rather underlooked by most at our school. I didn’t even know we had one until I took on this review, but apparently many people at MIHS do. What they don’t know about are the variety of shows hosted at the one of a kind venue. Along with a … Continue reading The Laser Dome: the best $10 experience of the year