The MIHS Islander

Positive Changes in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Positive Changes in the Post-Pandemic Workplace
Charlotte Wood, Guest Writer • June 26, 2022

Over two years after many offices shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the “new normal” of the workplace is beginning to take shape.  For...

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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