“Call Me By Your Name”: A Love Story For Everyone

By Annie Poole


Timothée Chalamet is not the only reason to see Luca Guadagnino’s most recent movie, “Call Me By Your Name,” although the 22-year-old actor is nominated for Best Actor at the Oscars and the movie is nominated for Best Picture. This wistful depiction of desire and a first love, portrayed through Chalamet’s boyish innocence, will have you ponder what love means to you.

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What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?

By Annika Bhananker and Annie Poole


In hundreds of cities across the country, many protesters took to the streets for the 2018 Women’s March in an act of unity. but many young activists are continuing the movement by creating tangible change within the community throughout the whole year. Continue reading “What Comes After the Women’s March for Gender Equality?”

A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace

By Joy Francke


Events in the last hundred years have built up the pressure that led to the recent cultural eruption of the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements. Women have faced a dark and disturbing reality since first entering the workplace. Today, women are finally speaking out against the sexual harassment and abuse of power perpetuated by their male colleges. However, this abuse is in no way a new phenomenon. Society has come a long way since 1920, when women were told to simply quit their jobs if they could not handle the sexual abuse, yet there is still a long way to go. Continue reading “A History of Mistreatment in the Workplace”

Tackling America’s School Shooting Epidemic: Can’t We Just Give Everyone Firearms or Something?

By Ellie Gottesman and Grady Short


After yet another unimaginably tragic school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida, government officials and stable geniuses on the right have finally resolved to stop the killing of more innocent children. Continue reading “Tackling America’s School Shooting Epidemic: Can’t We Just Give Everyone Firearms or Something?”

American Inexceptionalism Lives On in the Gun Violence Epidemic

By Joy Francke


Gun violence is occurring so often in the United States that it is becoming a new norm. This tragic phenomenon has resulted in the loss of tens of thousands across the nation every year. Obtaining a gun in the United States needs to be drastically more challenging than it currently is. Continue reading “American Inexceptionalism Lives On in the Gun Violence Epidemic”

From Pagan Celebrations to Cheesy Cards, the Evolution of Valentine’s Day

By Belle Arenson, Brenna Class-Welch, Lauren Umbehocker


Everyone knows Valentine’s Day as a holiday full of love, romance, and stuffing your face with chocolate your mom gave you at ungodly hours of the night. But most aren’t aware of the true – and less beautiful – origins of this celebration of romance. Continue reading “From Pagan Celebrations to Cheesy Cards, the Evolution of Valentine’s Day”

BRIDGES Video Fails to Address Safety Concerns

By Spencer Klein


Since Dec. 4, 2017, MIHS has received two shooting threats and one bomb threat. These threats were considered problematic enough that school was cancelled the Friday before break. In response, several ideas were shared among staff about how to address the student body – a mandatory assembly, four separate assemblies or a town hall for the entire school. Ultimately the staff, guided by student input, landed on a twenty-minute video compiling encouraging and optimistic testimonies from staff and students. Continue reading “BRIDGES Video Fails to Address Safety Concerns”

Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle

By Annika Bhananker


Five days after the 2017 inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to defund sanctuary cities across the nation. The ongoing battle between local authorities and the Trump administration is still continuing despite several federal rulings against the order, forcing sanctuary cities such as Seattle to comply with the proposed immigration laws or risk losing a significant portion of federal funding.= Continue reading “Trump Defunds Sanctuary Cities, Including Seattle”