The MIHS Islander

2021-2022 Staff

Lena Hardisty
Editor in Chief

Lena Hardisty

Lena is a senior and in their fourth year on the Islander staff. In the past, they’ve held the roles of Cartoonist, Illustrator, and Spread and Design Lead. Outside of Journalism, they have a passion for politics, DIY, and ...

Alex Levin
Editor in Chief

Alex Levin

Alex is a senior at MIHS, and this is fourth year as a member of the MIHS Islander staff. He is currently the Editor in Chief, and has previously served as the Sports Columnist and Sports Editor. In his free time, Alex enjoys r...

Honor Warburg
Managing Editor

Honor Warburg

Honor Warburg, junior at MIHS is in her third year of Journalism. Honor has been a staff writer and a member of the Social Media team. This year, she is the Managing Editor and looks forward to another year of journ! Outside ...

Morgan Dawson
Lead Writer/Head of Content/AP Style Expert

Morgan Dawson

Morgan Dawson is a senior at MIHS and has served on the newspaper for three years. She previously worked as a staff writer and Features Editor and is excited to be Lead Writer this year! Outside of school, Morgan enjoys shoppi...

Max Hense
A&E Editor

Max Hense

Max Hense, a senior at MIHS, is in her fourth and final year at The Islander. Prior to this year, she worked as a staff writer, a senior writer, and the Opinions editor. This year, she’s working as the Arts and Entertainment E...

Sandra Pedersen
Infographics Lead/Back page Editor

Sandra Pedersen

Sandra is a senior and this is her fourth year serving for the newspaper. In previous years, she has worked as a staff writer, senior writer, and A&E Editor. She is currently the Infographics Lead and Back Page Editor and i...

Hannah Howison
Features Editor

Hannah Howison

Hannah is a junior at MIHS, and in their third year of Journalism. They were previously a staff writer and on the back page team, and is very excited to be the Features Editor this year! On their own time, Hannah rides horses, ...

Kate Grove
Opinions Editor

Kate Grove

Kate is a junior at MIHS and is in her second year of journalism. She was a staff writer prior to this year, and now serves as the opinions editor. Beyond journalism, Kate enjoys travelling, cooking and all manners of getting outs...

Asha Woerner
Sports Editor

Asha Woerner

Asha is a sophomore and this is her second year writing for the newspaper. She previously was a staff writer and is currently the Sports Editor. She is excited to be joining the editorial staff and going to lots of the games ...

Liv Talerman
Business Manager

Liv Talerman

Liv is a senior at MIHS and this her second year in journalism. She is currently the Business Manager and was previously a staff writer. Outside of journalism she enjoys spending time with friends, playing soccer and baking. &...

Mia LoBosco
Back Page Team

Mia LoBosco

Mia is a junior at MIHS. This is her third year on the Islander, and she previously worked as a staff writer and social media editor. Now she is excited to be on the Back Team this year! Outside of school, she loves dancing, d...

Braeden Nett
Multimedia Team

Braeden Nett

Braeden is currently a junior at MIHS and is in his third year of being a part of the MIHS Islander. During his spare time he enjoys discussing politics and economics, playing video games, photography, and creative writing.  ...

Brooks Kahsai
Multimedia Team/Lead Photographer

Brooks Kahsai

Brooks Kahsai is an MIHS Junior and third-year member of The Islander. In previous years, he has served as a staff writer, Back Page Editor and the Photography Editor. This year he is excited to return as The Islander’s Phot...

Kat Marsh
Social Media Team

Kat Marsh

Kat Marsh is a sophomore at MIHS and in her second year of Journalism. She previously worked as a staff writer and is excited to be joining the editorial staff! Outside of school, Kat is a coxswain at Sammamish Rowing Association...

Sam Pelter
Social Media Team

Sam Pelter

Sam is a Sophomore and this is her second year writing for the Islander. She is on the social media team and was a staff writer last year. Sam’s favorite day at school is Wednesdays because of ravioli day and late start. Out...

Taylor Holshouser
Senior Staff Writer

Taylor Holshouser

Taylor Holshouser is a sophomore at MIHS and is in her second year in journalism. She was a staff writer as a freshman and became a senior staff writer this year. Taylor has a passion for cooking and often spends her time tryin...

Chris Twombley
Adviser

Chris Twombley

Twombley has been teaching English at MIHS for 23 years and has served as The Islander’s adviser for the last 11. Outside the classroom, Twombley enjoys travel, nature, knifemaking and woodworking, going to concerts and spending...

Staff Writers

Staff Writers

Wyatt Acker, Ellie Austin, Jordan Balousek, Grant Blasko, Betty Butler, Caroline Capuano, Jackson Chang, Emily Fain, Zoya Firasta, Katie Friedman, Maddie Gaspers, Kyle Gerstel, Kate Gregson, Luke Harp, Julia Hauge, Gracie Hennes...

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