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National WWI Museum offers a treasure trove of experiences

National WWI Museum offers a treasure trove of experiences

James Ball, Mill Valley News reporter and photographer
April 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I walk into the World War I museum, I can smell the history. The walls are lined with glass casings and artifacts. Being a history junkie since I was younger, I loved going to museums. This museum by far is the most unique I have ever been to due to it’s spectacular collection of WWI artifacts and...

Filling Station serves as great coffeehouse and place to spend family time

Filling Station serves as great coffeehouse and place to spend family time

Morgan Gurwell, JagWire managing editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

For the past few years, I’ve frequented the downtown area quite a bit for doctors appointments. I absolutely hated going, which my mom was plenty aware of, so one day after an appointment, she took me to the Filling Station. It quickly became a tradition after every appointment, making me actually...

Union Station provides opportunities to connect with family

Union Station provides opportunities to connect with family

Abby Layton, Mill Valley News social media editor
April 16, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

For as long as I can remember, my grandparents have taken my brother and I to the Union Station during the Christmas season. My parents never went, so it was something just for the four of us. We would see the huge Christmas tree they set up, along with the impressive train display in the main hall....

Tapcade KC has provided a unique experience that I will cherish

Tapcade KC has provided a unique experience that I will cherish

Joe McClain, JagWire reporter and photographer
April 15, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After spending way too much time on one game, my family beat the entire Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game through sheer will and thumb power.  Though I don’t consider myself very much of a gamer, my favorite place in Kansas City is the Tapcade.   This unique arcade has a retro 80s and 90s f...

Kansas City’s Music Hall provides space for entertainment and friendship

Kansas City’s Music Hall provides space for entertainment and friendship

Annie Myers, JagWire news editor
April 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION

Seeing that the majority of her dance competitions are held downtown, my favorite part about Kansas City is getting to watch my best friend, sophomore Bella Line, dance at the city’s Music Hall. From the start of our friendship in the second grade, dance has brought us together. My personal experi...

Homemade gifts are more heartfelt than store bought gifts

Homemade gifts are more heartfelt than store bought gifts

James Ball, Mill Valley News reporter and photographer
April 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Ever since I was young, I enjoyed making crafts such as origami, paper snowflakes and sketches. As I’ve grown older, I have continued to enjoy making crafts in different ways for different reasons. I enjoy using my craftsmanship to create memorable objects and presents that I believe to be far superi...

BuzzFeed provides both entertainment and journalism

BuzzFeed provides both entertainment and journalism

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
April 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I began researching story ideas for this issue of the paper, I drew a blank when it came time to suggest A&E ideas — as always. So, instead of asking around, I decided to check out BuzzFeed’s latest A&E stories. However, when I tried to access their website during school, I discovered it ...

Kansas schools need more funding

Kansas schools need more funding

JagWire staff
April 7, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

For the third time, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s inadequate funding towards public education is unconstitutional. The news immediately became a trending topic on social media and drew national attention from news outlets such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post. While ...

How to make it through March Madness without knowing about basketball

How to make it through March Madness without knowing about basketball

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter
March 28, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have never been that interested in basketball. All of my friends would get very excited for March Madness each year and I couldn’t understand why. However, this year I am actually enjoying March Madness. I still don’t really care about basketball, but the games provide a reason to get together...

Animated movies of my childhood made me a better person

Animated movies of my childhood made me a better person

Joe McClain, Mill Valley News reporter
March 26, 2017
Filed under OPINION

As a youngster, there were so many forces trying to teach and build character. This included my parents and school, but the thing that really taught me about character was movies. For example, in Dumbo, the characters learn about respect and accepting each other’s differences. Under all of my childhood...

Embrace March Madness for what it is: madness

Embrace March Madness for what it is: madness

Katya Gillig, JagWire news editor
March 23, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

March Madness can bring a range of crazy emotions, from over-the-moon ecstatic when your team wins to down in the dumps when your team, or bracket, loses. It’s hard to predict what could happen in the NCAA tournament, so I encourage you to embrace March Madness for what it is: madness. Fans should...

Students should take the Relay for Life event seriously

Students should take the Relay for Life event seriously

Lexi Flipse, JagWire social media editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Last May, I participated in the first ever Relay for Life of Jaguar Nation. At the time, I had no idea what the event meant to a lot of the people there. As I reflect upon my experience, I have come to understand that like many other participants, I was simply going through the motions. This year, student...

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