Mill Valley News

An in-depth look at substitute teachers

Mackenzie Hampton, managing editor

December 16, 2010

Dr. Carolyn Conklin, Danielle Begeron and Jim Peters all have one thing in common: Substitute teaching. All of them share their love for teaching and getting to interact with students on a daily basis. Dr. Carolyn Conklin, more...

Gay-Straight Alliance created to unify students

Austin Gillespie, reporter

December 16, 2010

Recently formed Gay-Straight Alliance began meeting at the beginning of November in hopes of raising awareness and to serve as a safe forum where students of all sexual orientations can offer each other support. Sophomore Misty...

Cross country runner strives to improve for next season

Ryan Fullerton, Special to The JagWire

December 10, 2010

Running 3.1 miles is a long way to go for some people, but for freshman cross country runner CJ Meeks, there’s nothing to it. “I like to run a lot,” he said. “I feel like I’m getting somewhere in life.” At the...

Silver Stars lieutenant devotes herself to dancing

Courtney Deuschle, Special to The JagWire

December 10, 2010

Staying up late, making up dances, cleaning routines, being a leader to high school girls, and being stressed out all the time; this is what junior Amanda Morgan lives for. Morgan is the junior lieutenant for the dance team, The...

Sophomore dedicates herself to musical interest

Mackenzie Eckman, Special to The JagWire

December 10, 2010

Fluttering fingers and white and black keys were all to be seen as sophomore Megan Grauer practiced ‘Tara’s Theme’ from Gone with the Wind on the piano in her family’s formal living room. “It is very easy to play,...

Student director of “Hello, Dolly!” production shows off off-stage

Ellen Bodine, Special to The JagWire

December 10, 2010

Junior student director of "Hello, Dolly!" Alyssa Young stood in the middle of her cast members as they waited in anticipation for the day’s practice.  “When you’re on stage you have to look like you’re having fun,...

Students share hurtful words

Josh Duden and Mackenzie Hampton, reporter and managing editor

November 22, 2010

Anonymous junior made fun of for sexual orientation Bullying has directly affected a junior who asked to be anonymous in his school environment. Since he came out, school has become more difficult in every way. People have call...

Students devote time and effort to participate in Christian Youth Theatre

Krisitina Milewski, features editor, Lisa Joerling, reporter

November 17, 2010

Christian Youth Theater, or CYT, is a theater designed for kids ages 8-18 and has been a major part of seniors Emily Longhofer’s and Hannah Beck’s lives. CYT has been around for more than 10 years and has three locations the...

Sleep deprivation causes problems for teens

Jill Applegate, features editor, Hanna Torline, reporter

October 25, 2010

Maybe you’ve experienced watching one of your friends dozing off across the room, only to be jolted awake by a book slammed on their desk by the teacher. Or possibly, you’re the one who can never seem to keep your eyes open...

Student finds identity in gender transformation

Kristina Milewski, features editor

October 25, 2010

Junior Jacob Kidney knew he had to make a change. All of his life, he felt trapped in his body. Last summer, he decided to do something about it. Kidney officially changed his gender identity from female to male. "I was so...

Moving on proves hard after unexpected loss

Mackenzie Hampton, managing editor

September 24, 2010

Try imagining life without a mom, dad, sibling, or best friend. It’s hard, isn’t it? Within moments a loved one could unexpectedly depart from a person’s life forever. Having to deal with this can be one of the hardest things...