Mill Valley News

We need more LGBT representation

We need more LGBT representation

Dominic Martinez, guest reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In today’s world of television and film, the LGBT community doesn’t get much representation at all. When it does, it’s usually tainted with stereotypes and negativity. Personally, I feel that it is important and necessary to have positive LGBT representation in films and TV. I feel so strongly beca...

A perfect body doesn’t exist

A perfect body doesn’t exist

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Everybody wants to be who they are, but in high school they don’t always get that chance. High school is full of expectations and drama that labels teens based off their appearance. Every day teens are categorized by the typical labels of populars, geeks, jocks and outcasts. The problem is that not everyon...

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Growing up with a family member who has suffered from mental illness has made me realize just how serious these illnesses can be. To keep it short, I have a family member that has struggled with addiction and has been in and out of rehabilitation facilities as well as mental wellness centers across ...

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going to a high school that offers a safe learning environment, friends and having caring parents at home is what all teenagers want. The problem is, all teenagers don’t receive that. Teenagers are being discriminated in their own homes by parents because they identify themselves as lesbian, gay, tra...

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

JagWire staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Although the population of Mill Valley is comparable to other high schools in the area, the quality of other facilities tends to be better than ours. The proposed bond would allow the district to allocate funds to facility improvements, educational technology and the construction of a career and technical...

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Kansas City enthusiasts and doughnut lovers alike may be familiar with The Doughnut Lounge, a gourmet doughnut shop that has been serving the residents of Westport since early 2015.  As the franchise has begun expanding more and more throughout the metropolitan area, two JagWire reporters set out t...

Staff editorial: thank you to the administration for respecting our rights

Staff  editorial: thank you to the administration for respecting our rights

JagWire staff

March 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Over the last 18 years, the student journalists here at the JagWire have been able to create and share content we consider newsworthy with our readers. The Kansas Student Publications Act has allowed us to cover light-hearted topics, as well as serious or controversial subjects. Either way, we’re ...

Speaking up makes a difference

Speaking up makes a difference

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

March 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m not an avid viewer of YouTube videos, but I am familiar with the mantra recited at the end of many of them: “like, comment and subscribe for more.” Although the phrase has become cliche, it asks very little from the video’s viewers. If you enjoy anything, taking the time to be engaged at...

Sports teams should foster a positive passion in athletes, not a negative one

Sports teams should foster a positive passion in athletes, not a negative one

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When it comes to recreational sports, I’m all too familiar with the parents and coaches who sit on the sidelines and scream the entire game. Whether it’s during a recreational soccer game or a relaxed beach volleyball game, I’m certain I’ve heard it all. No matter the sport or the level of compe...

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Alison Booth and Victoria Wright

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When we first met, we couldn’t have pictured being friends. In our 21st Century Journalism class, the two of us hardly acknowledged each other. I, Alison, was incredibly interested in writing and the technicalities of investigative journalism and politically left-leaning (as seen in the Bernie Sanders ...

School shooters are not created through violent video games

School shooters are not created through violent video games

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Two days after a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and brutally murdered 17 students and teachers, Republican Rep. Brian Mast of Florida said on NPR, when asked how to better prevent school violence, that “the biggest pusher of violence is, hands down, Hollywood movie...

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