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Flix for You: Reasons why “13 Reasons Why” should be watched

Flix for You: Reasons why “13 Reasons Why” should be watched

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
April 19, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

The topic of suicide is hard to stomach, especially if you know someone who’s either tried to take their life or has been successful with doing so. The ways to prevent it aren't discussed much either. “13 Reasons Why” is a new Netflix Original Series that’s about this topic specifically. The sh...

Flix for You: How to chase a life

Flix for You: How to chase a life

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

Bad things are bound to happen to everyone in their life, but how we handle them is what makes the difference. “Chasing Life” is centered around a woman named April Carver and her family. Before the beginning of the series, April had lost her dad in a bad car accident. In the very first episode,...

Flix for You: It’s storytime!

Flix for You: It’s storytime!

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
March 23, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

I’m sure everyone has heard those “Back in my day …” stories from our parents a time or two. This show is all about these stories, but this is one that doesn’t involve parents talking about their old-fashioned technology, phones with a cord or how they only had three channels on their TV. ...

Flix for You: Here comes the roar

Flix for You: Here comes the roar

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
March 7, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

I’ve made it a mission of mine to watch the classic movies from before I was born because they shaped the movie industry into what it is today. Movies such as, “Star Wars,” “Rocky,” “The Breakfast Club,” “Jaws,” “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and last but not least, “Jurassic Park...

Flix for You: The people have spoken

Flix for You: The people have spoken

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

When I was younger, I wasn’t super into history, but there were always some parts that made me want to learn more. This is one of those cases. “The People v. O.J. Simpson” is a drama about what happened when O.J. was on trial for killing his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman. Thi...

Have you seen Dory?

Have you seen Dory?

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

As a child at heart, I’m all for watching a Disney movie. Even though I’m in high school, nothing can top a Disney classic. “Finding Dory” has become a new Disney movie on my list. The sequel to “Finding Nemo” follows the adventure to find Dory. The movie starts off with Dory as a young ...

Dog with a Blog: Dog social media accounts are tail-wag worthy

Dog with a Blog: Dog social media accounts are tail-wag worthy

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
February 12, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, DOG WITH A BLOG

For years, I have followed numerous dog accounts on Instagram, which all cover their bases on dramatic photos, silly photos and of course, cute ones. Dog accounts break up the political posts, the arguing and everything else moms on Facebook complain about. If you're looking to get out of it, here is a def...

Flix for you: Got a secret, can you keep it?

Flix for you: Got a secret, can you keep it?

Kendall Gaignat, JAG writer and photographer
February 10, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

Girls, if you're into drama, death and a little bit of romance, this show is perfect for you. “Pretty Little Liars” is all about five high school girls. They have a sleepover on a stormy night and one girl, the queen bee Alison, goes missing. A year later, the girls come back together and they star...

Underrated KC: HMK

Underrated KC: HMK

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
February 10, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

This week we traveled to HMK, an upscale Hallmark Gold Crown store located on the Plaza at 46th St. and Wornall. There you can shop, create and add a personal touch to create truly unique card and gifts. Hallmark is a Kansas City based company. They were founded in Kansas City in 1910. To this day, ...

Underrated KC: Charlie Hustle

Underrated KC: Charlie Hustle

Katya Gillig, Ally Nguyen, and Abby Layton
January 28, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, UNDERRATED KC

For this week’s blog, we broke our own rule and went to a shop that wasn’t underrated: Charlie Hustle. The store became quite popular last year, so our review might be something you’ve already heard of. However, we decided to review it anyways because it is a staple in Kansas City fashion and a pr...

Flix for you: ‘Scandal’ is superb

Flix for you: ‘Scandal’ is superb

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter
January 26, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

If you know anything about me, you should know that I love dramatic TV shows; about 80 percent of what I watch is drama. This is one I recently added to the collection and I don’t regret it one bit. “Scandal” follows Olivia Pope. She was the former Communications Director for the White House a...

In the current: Trump is welcomed into office by protests, marches

In the current: Trump is welcomed into office by protests, marches

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
January 25, 2017
Filed under BLOGS, IN THE CURRENT

After Donald Trump was officially elected into office Friday, Jan. 20, protests and marches have broken out not just across the country, but also internationally. Record-breaking protests occurred in Washington, D.C., New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and even in our very own Kansas City. The m...

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