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Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

JagWire staff

February 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many parents encourage their children to take advanced science and math classes, while losing focus on other subjects such as English and history. This carries over to college, where many students will choose to go into STEM, as they see it as a guaranteed way to make money. However, this should not...

Accurate information is every student’s right

Accurate information is every student’s right

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Growing up, I was constantly told that certain content was not “age-appropriate” for me. I never truly understood why until I reached high school and had to find out exactly what those things were myself. Thankfully, I received a vast majority of my trustworthy information through the school and I now re...

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

A month ago, I used to hate having short nails. In a text, I told my friend I would “start my new year right” by getting acrylic nails. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that meant having a few more problems than I started with. There’s more than appearance to consider when contemplating trying acrylic...

A new airport will benefit all Kansas City residents

A new airport will benefit all Kansas City residents

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to travel. I love the excitement of the entire process, from start to finish. As I’ve grown older, however, my experience has been hampered by numerous problems with the Kansas City International airport. From the limited number of restrooms to the lack of sea...

If you suppress it, no one can see it

If you suppress it, no one can see it

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have a few choice words I would like to say to former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. This case against Nassar has been pretty black and white, considering the abundance of women who have come out about what he did to them; according to the New York Times, over 160 women had claims...

Stop attacking the news for sharing the news

Stop attacking the news for sharing the news

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Earlier this week, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when a tweet caught my attention. The original tweet, tweeted by CNN, read “For the first time in its history, Starbucks is giving all of its baristas sick leave,” and included a link to the full story. What further interested me, though, ...

Advocating for oneself is a useful skill developed in high school

Advocating for oneself is a useful skill developed in high school

Marah Shulda, JagWire Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

No matter what your opinion is on completing school school work, grades do matter. Whether you believe this to be a good or bad thing, they may ultimately help you decide where to go to college, what degree you should pursue and what job opportunities arise. So don’t be afraid to talk to your teach...

You really do learn something new every day

You really do learn something new every day

Victoria Wright, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my life, I have been on six mission trips and visited 12 different countries. I have seen a lot outside of our so-called “Johnson County Bubble”. I’ve seen immense poverty, gone door-to-door in gang-filled neighborhoods and spent the night in homeless shelters. I thought I knew abou...

Grades mean more than you think

Grades mean more than you think

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

January 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the United States, most schools require students to spend approximately 180 days in school per year for about 6.64 hours a day, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. This means that, assuming each person attends about 12 years of school, 6.4 hours a day, for approximately 180 days...

Students should invest time in bullet journaling

Students should invest time in bullet journaling

Kristen Garrett, JAG Photo Editor

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Last week, I was talking to my friend over text during lunch and she said she wanted to start a bullet journal and, like countless other people, I thought, What in the world is a bullet journal? A journal you write really fast in? Later that night, I sat down and did some research into the very thin...

Review your part in society before taking risks on the internet

Review your part in society before taking risks on the internet

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

January 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION

You’ve probably heard it dozens of times — be careful what you post on the internet. Google “what you post is forever” and there are millions of results waiting for you. I’ve talked about social media and its hazards before, but I want to zero in more on the people rather than social media it...

Western Shawnee should invest in dining development

Western Shawnee should invest in dining development

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Western Shawnee, I love you, but you have to cool it with the auto centers. Every time I drive through our area, there’s AutoZone, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Weaver’s and many, many more. This is all well and good; I suppose it is convenient to have an auto parts store on every block. The problem is...

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