The MIHS Islander

2021-2022 Staff

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...

Brooks Kahsai

Brooks Kahsai

Brooks Kahsai is an MIHS Senior and four-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...

Chris Twombley

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...

Kat Marsh

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...

Mia LoBosco

Mia LoBosco

Mia LoBosco (she/her) is a senior at MIHS. This is her fourth year on The Islander, and she is currently serving on the Copy Team! Her after school hobbies include dancing, drawing, creative writing, and playing video games. &nb...

Asha Woerner

Asha Woerner

Asha is a junior and this is her third year working for the newspaper. She previously was a Sports Editor and is currently an Editor in Chief. She is excited to be joining the editorial staff and going to lots of the games with ...

Taylor Holshouser

Taylor Holshouser

Taylor Holshouser is a junior at MIHS, and is in her third year of journalism. She is currently a member of the A&E team, and served as a senior staff writer last year and a staffwriter freshman year. Taylor has a passion for ...

Liv Talerman

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. &...

Kate Grove

Kate Grove

Kate is a senior at MIHS and is in her third year of journalism. Last year she was the opinions editor, and this year she is an Editor in Chief. Beyond journalism, Kate enjoys traveling, reading and all manners of getting outside...

Hannah Howison

Hannah Howison

Hannah Howison is a senior at MIHS in their fourth year of journalism. In the past, they have been a part of the back page team, the Features Editor, and is a Senior Staff Writer this year. In their free time, Hannah rides horses,...

Sandra Pedersen

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...

Max Hense

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...

Morgan Dawson

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...

Honor Warburg

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 ...

Lena Hardisty

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

Alex Levin

Alex is a senior at MIHS, and this is his 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...

Sam Pelter

Sam Pelter

Sam is a Junior and this is her third year on the Islander staff. Last year, she was on the Social Media team, and the year prior she was a staff writer. Outside of Journalism, Sam is a coxswain for Mt Baker Crew and enjoys pl...

Braeden Nett

Braeden Nett

Braeden is currently a senior at MIHS and is in his fourth 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.  ...

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