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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

There is more to lent than simply giving something up

There is more to lent than simply giving something up

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

It’s not uncommon for those who participate in Lent to have high hopes of succeeding in the giving up of an item for the season, but maybe find it to be more difficult than they were expecting. Most commonly, people vow to eliminate fast food, sweets, social media, etc. because of the challenge and th...

Don’t be mean to the working people

Don’t be mean to the working people

Margaret Mellott, JagWire co-editor-in-chief
March 10, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I'm a senior in high school that’s trying to up their grades, manage sports, be on newspaper, prepare for college and hold a job. Now, I’m not complaining because I love all the things I participate in but it makes things so much easier when my waitressing job is going well. Sometimes though, it’s ...

Teachers deserve to be respected for their hard work

Teachers deserve to be respected for their hard work

Claire Boone, JagWire A&E editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Earlier this semester, I heard two classmates talking about their math teachers to one another, one of the students asked the other who their math teacher was, and upon their response the student said something to the effect of, “Oh, the bad teacher.” Over the past 12 years that I’ve spent in t...

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