Mill Valley News

Students face a variety of options when planning for the future

Students face a variety of options when planning for the future

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Hannah Chern

April 18, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In elementary school, your teachers constantly drilled into you that they were preparing you for middle school. In middle school, they often repeated the mantra “this is how they do things in high school.” Now, in high school, you’re faced with preparation for post-graduation, and one thing is very clear: on...

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Sophie Lecuru and John Lehan

March 26, 2019


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Focusing in on his work, senior Killian O’Brien uses special equipment in his basement to create a new beat for an upcoming song of his. Several students at the school, including O’Brien, have taken up the hobby of uploading music onto SoundCloud and creating album covers. Whether continuing a li...

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 22, 2019


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The band left on Thursday, March 7 for Orlando, Florida to attend the “You’re Instrumental Workshop” at Disney World. “We go into one of the Disney recording studios, and the students sight-read a bunch of Disney music. There’s a conductor that walks them through that [...] decides what ...

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

Ally Nguyen, Anna Owsley, and Sam Hanson

March 21, 2019


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Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, checking the weather or searching for articles to write a research paper, journalism and the media in general, is ingrained in society. However, journalism is changing in a number of ways. In the era of “fake” news, students, teachers and profession...

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

Since his career began at the age of six, swimming has played a major part of senior Chris Sprenger’s life. He currently holds five individual school swim records, and is part of all three relay records for Mill Valley. During the state meet this year, he placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke an...

Students and teachers at the school explain why they enjoy thrifting

Students and teachers at the school explain why they enjoy thrifting

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 26, 2019


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Shopping for pre-owned items at thrift stores has become more and more popular and has even established its own verb: thrifting. Students and teachers at the school have been following the trend as well by doing some “thrifting” of their own. Freshman Maddy Williams enjoys thrifting for clothes because of ...

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Chloe Carson, JAG reporter/photographer

February 20, 2019


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JAG: What is your name? Braden Lorenz JAG: When did you start working at Mill Valley? BL: I started on Nov. 26, 2018 JAG: As the new head custodian, what jobs you are in charge of? BL: I’m in charge of all custodians, building maintenance, building upkeep, and snow removal, on the si...

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


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Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

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