The MIHS Islander

Mims and Valdez during practice
Meet Mercer Island Football’s New Coaching Staff
Tiffany Zhang, Sports and Features Team • September 19, 2022

On a hot Tuesday afternoon, DJ Mims strides down the stairs in the stadium, extends a welcome (and an apology, presumably for the difficulty...

Dress Codes Need to Go
Dress Codes Need to Go
Jordan Balousek, Staff Writer • June 17, 2022

In schools, dress codes are often put in place to help maintain a safe learning environment. In actuality, dress codes tend to unfairly target...

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Politics at MIHS: Leaning Right Doesn’t Have to Be So Wrong
Marley MacDonald, Staff Writer • June 15, 2022

It’s no secret that the small bubble in Washington that we call Mercer Island is predominantly Democratic. However, many residents may rarely...

Students work collaboratively in a Spanish classroom.
Hey, MIHS Teachers: You Need to Switch Up Your Seating Game
Ashwin Krishnaswamy, Staff Writer • May 24, 2022

In a recent survey among MIHS teachers, 51% of respondents said they arrange their desks in rows. However, research and teacher experiences suggest...

Staff writer Kyle Gerstel attempts pull-up. Photo Courtesy Julius Perez
Stop Glamorizing Military Recruitment At MIHS
Kyle Gerstel, Staff Writer • May 20, 2022

The MIHS administration should stop glamorizing military recruitment and present alternative career and education opportunities with equal exposure. According...

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