By Hannah Whobrey and Maya Virdell
Mercer Island’s school spirit has a bad reputation in King County. Supposedly, MIHS students are unsupportive, disrespectful and often inappropriate, but this reputation is largely inaccurate. Continue reading “Sports, Spectators, and Spirit: Reputation is Everything”
By Ethan Preston
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.
Continue reading “NFL Playoff Predictions”
By Lucille Shield, Dylan Notturno and Grady Short
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”
By Grady Short and Sophie Poole
The Editors-in-Chief take one last look at a year full of growth, community activism, and unlikely media attention. Continue reading “2017: A Year in Review”
Researched by Ellie Gottesman and Sophie Poole. Designed by Ellie Gottesman.
Continue reading “Homelessness in Seattle: Spread”
By Islander Staff
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.
Continue reading “IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE: Controversial signs posted on campus”
By Maya Virdell
“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. Continue reading “MI Needs to Talk About Race and Equity”
Filmed by Sophie Poole, Grady Short, and Joe Bryant. Edited by Grady Short. Continue reading “Live Music Lab: MIHS Jazz Choir”
By Annie Poole
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. Continue reading “Spreading Gender Pronoun Awareness in the Classroom”