The MIHS Islander

2022-2023 Staff

Asha Woerner
Editor in Chief

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 ...

Kate Grove
Editor in Chief

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...

Braeden Nett
Website Manager

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.  ...

Betty Butler
Features Team

Betty Butler

Betty Butler is a sophomore and in her second year at The Islander as a member of the features team. Last year, she was a staff writer and is super excited to be back again. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her f...

Tiffany Zhang
Features & Sports Team

Tiffany Zhang

Tiffany Zhang is a senior at MIHS and in her second year of journalism. She is currently a member of the Features Team and the Sports Team and has served as a staff writer in the past. In her free time, Tiffany enjoys reading,...

Jordan Balousek
Sports Team & Photography Team

Jordan Balousek

Jordan Balousek is an MIHS Sophomore and second-year member of The Islander. In the previous year, she was a Staff Writer. This year, she is excited to return as a member of the Sports Team. Outside of school, Jordan ...

Maddie Gaspers
Opinions Team

Maddie Gaspers

Maddie Gaspers is a sophomore at MIHS and is in her second year in journalism. Last year, she was a staff writer, and this year she is excited to join the editorial board. Maddie enjoys being social with her friends and playing...

The MIHS Marching Band plays at Husky Stadium during Seattle Music Heritage/Band Day. Photo by Hannah Howison.
Opinions Team

Gracie Hennessy

Gracie is a senior at MIHS. This is her second year writing for The Islander and is currently part of the Opinions Team. Gracie is currently the ASB Spirit Commissioner and loves everything maroon white! She also enjoys hiking,...

Ashwin Krishnaswamy
Opinions Team

Ashwin Krishnaswamy

Ashwin Krishnaswamy is a sophomore and in his second year in Journalism. He is excited to be part of the Opinions Team this year. Outside of school, Ashwin enjoys playing the piano, running, playing tennis, and reading science boo...

Abby Weiss
A&E Team

Abby Weiss

Abby Weiss is a Senior at MIHS. She has written for The Islander for two years. This year she will be working on the Arts and Entertainment team. When Abby isn’t writing for journalism she is likely hidden away in the drama dressi...

Kyle Gerstel
A&E Team

Kyle Gerstel

Kyle Gerstel (he/him) is a sophomore at MIHS and this is his second year in Journalism. When not in school, you can most likely find Kyle serving as a member of the TeenTix Newsroom’s Editorial Staff, performing at Youth Th...

Taylor Holshouser
A&E Team

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 ...

Mia LoBosco
Copy Editor

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...

Brooks Kahsai
Multimedia Team/Lead Photographer

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...

Hannah Howison
Senior Staff Writer

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,...

Sam Pelter
Social Media Team

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...

Katie Friedman
Social Media & Business Team

Katie Friedman

Katie Friedman is a junior at MIHS and in her second year in the Journalism Program. This year she is a co-business and social media leadership member of the paper. Outside of school she spends her time playing soccer with th...

Emily Fain
Social Media & Business Team

Emily Fain

Emily Fain is a Junior and MIHS and serves as a co-social media and Business member. This is her second year writing for the Islander. Outside of school, Emily enjoys spending time with friends, reading books, and playing tenni...

Staff Writers

Staff Writers

Alex Winn, Kalden Short, Caitlin Riley, Elsa Zepeda Juárez, Meg Dahlin, Julia Weisfield, Emily Dunn, Claude Cobbs, Lexi Krawiec, Juliette Rob, Tulin Alrouk, Jayce Madamba, Kira Lancaster, Kat Van Eeden, Eli An

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