By Nico Galvin
Inclusion is perhaps the buzzword of the year at MIHS. The improvement of inclusion is a key part of the School Improvement Plan, and, though it isn’t officially a part of the motto yet, the school is seriously considering adding “inclusion” to the other three I’s. But is the school doing enough to add the word as a legitimate part of our values?
Continue reading “Inclusion Motto Demands Honest Conversation”
By Natalie Chen
Most MIHS students are not shy about sharing their opinions, whether they are debating school traditions, BRIDGES or politics. However, while many students fearlessly share their opinions and enjoy the support of their classmates, students with more conservative views often feel uncomfortable sharing their views.
Continue reading “Inclusion Must Apply to Conservative Opinions, Too”
By Natalie Chen
Fall is a stressful time for MIHS seniors, with students squeezing their personalities into a few hundred words in hopes that their dream schools will accept them.
Continue reading “Asian Students Struggle to Stand Out in College Application Process”
By Lena Hardisty
At this year’s Homecoming dance, two students arrived bearing a 3 feet by 5 feet Japanese imperial flag on an 8 foot pole. The students were dressed in replica Japanese military uniforms and walked around the gym posing for photos with other MIHS students. MIHS staff were present at the dance to monitor students, but the flag-bearing students were allowed to enter and leave without question.
Continue reading “Why Was There a Hate Symbol at Homecoming?”
By the Editorial Board
In stark contrast to last year’s Flag Dudes, this year’s crew has gone above and beyond to promote positive school spirit at games and assemblies. The key to their success? A newfound sense of inclusivity present in their performances and cheers.
Continue reading “Flag Dudes: Keep It Up!”
By Grady Short
After several rallies and rounds of negotiations, the Mercer Island Education Association (MIEA) is set to vote on a potential district-wide strike Sept. 4, the day before school starts. This decision, if it must be made, would represent a failing on the part of the Mercer Island School District to adequately compensate its employees. Continue reading “School District Should Agree to Union Demands”
By Joy Francke, Annie Poole and Maya Virdell
At Mercer Island High School, the sophomores are often referred to as “the worst class.” As 10th graders, we decided to delve into the reasonings of this harrowing claim and most importantly explain why it is is undeniably false.
Continue reading “Sophomores Embody the MIHS Motto”
By Walt McKelvie
Affirmative Action at its best is a temporary, necessary unfairness meant to end centuries of systematic oppression and inequality. It is a sad necessity to bridge the educational and financial gaps between different races, and to ending racial stereotypes. This is why affirmative action programs helping groups facing race-based discrimination, particularly blacks and Hispanics, is a good thing. Continue reading “When is Affirmative Action Justified in College Admissions?”
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”
By Hannah Whobrey
This message was written and sent to Congressman Adam Smith during the October 26 write-in. Visit www.tinyurl.com/mimyanmar for a list of resources and contact information if you want to write a similar letter to take action against this horrific genocide.
Continue reading “Take Action Against the Rohingya Genocide: An Open Letter to U.S. Representative Adam Smith”