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Students evaluate personal knowledge of credit, debit cards

Students evaluate personal knowledge of credit, debit cards

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor
March 23
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As sophomore Ciara Pemberton swipes her debit card throughthe card reader at the cash register in the local grocery store, the purchase is made and the money is taken directly from her checking account. Many students, including Pemberton, who got her debit card when she was 14, know exactly what oc...

Boys tennis takes on new leadership

Boys tennis takes on new leadership

Tricia Drumm, JagWire features editor
March 23
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Last year, anyone sitting in the stands might have seen head coach Eric Ammerman giving the varsity boys a pep talk between matches. This year, however, a new leader has emerged. New boys tennis coach Steve Bock has taken Ammerman’s place as coach of the varsity boys tennis team. Whether it...

Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Former teachers learn new ways to stay active and stay in touch with students after retiring

Abby Layton and Joe McClain
March 7
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Over the years many teachers have come and gone from Mill Valley, including former principal Dr. Joe Novak, track coach Mike Peck and former head girls basketball coach John McFall. As all three retired teachers have learned, there are many ways to handle retirement. Spending time with family, finding...

Sophomore Mercy Pryhozen cultivates active, healthy lifestyle

Sophomore Mercy Pryhozen cultivates active, healthy lifestyle

Lauren Ocker, JAG reporter
March 7
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Reaching for the rock above her, sophomore Mercy Pryhozen advances her way to the top of the rock climbing wall at Lifetime Fitness during her workout session. Within the last year, Pryhozen has taken up yoga and rock climbing in her free time to contribute to her fit lifestyle. “It is a go...

Substitute teacher Diane Barger researches spiders found in her home

Substitute teacher Diane Barger researches spiders found in her home

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor
March 6
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As she swishes around a plastic vial of alcohol, substitute teacher Diane Barger studies the female brown recluse spider within. This brown recluse spider is one of 2,000 that Barger, her husband and her two kids have caught over a span of 14 years. When the family first noticed the spiders in their ho...

Freshman Mason Ericson participates in self-proclaimed “fanny pack Friday”

Freshman Mason Ericson participates in self-proclaimed “fanny pack Friday”

James Ball, JagWire reporter
February 27
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When the bell rings on Friday morning, freshman Mason Ericson walks into math class sporting a clean, black leather cadillac fanny pack. He pulls out snacks from the fanny pack and eats while learning the lesson for the day. Ericson has been participating in the self-proclaimed “Fanny Pack Friday” ...

Sophomore Dominic Martinez shares passion of music through SoundCloud account

Sophomore Dominic Martinez shares passion of music through SoundCloud account

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
February 27
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Sitting in an isolated, homemade recording studio in his house, sophomore Dominic Martinez sings into a microphone, recording his voice. Instead of playing the song back to just himself, though, Martinez uploads the song onto his SoundCloud account, where both his peers and strangers will later listen...

English teacher spends free time fundraising for pediatric cancer research

English teacher spends free time fundraising for pediatric cancer research

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor
February 26
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In the parking lot of Mill Valley, English teacher Ashley Agre smiles and watches the community participate in a kids triathlon dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer, something she loves doing often at different types of events. Agre knew she wanted to become involved in activities and fundra...

Seniors model for local photographers

Seniors model for local photographers

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor
February 7
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Senior Kelsey Poje carefully holds a pose in front of photographer Heather Allen of Modern Monroe Portraiture in Shawnee Mission Park. While it may seem like an ordinary shoot, Poje’s pictures will be used in advertisements and posted online for anyone to see. Recently, many senior photography companies ...

Recent driving accidents brings attention to the importance of safe driving

Recent driving accidents brings attention to the importance of safe driving

Abby Layton and Jakob Twigg
February 6
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In this school year alone, two car crashes have happened involving De Soto school district students. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, car crashes are the leading cause death for teenagers, making up one third of their deaths. Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is defined by t...

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