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Further action should be taken to solve climate change

Further action should be taken to solve climate change

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

Raging LA forest fires. Deadly Midwestern floods. Withering Honduran droughts. These stories of suffering taking place around the world have been caused by climate change, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instead of letting climate change continue to ravage our environment we should be responding to these stories with lifestyle changes and technology because we...

Friendship is more important than politics

Friendship is more important than politics

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 31, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, it seems like politics is all that matters. For many years politics didn’t seem to matter in picking your friends but that has definitely changed. Politics has dominated the news and political parties seem to be moving farther and farther apart. This politica...

The United States needs to raise its refugee cap

The United States needs to raise its refugee cap

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

From building a wall along our southern border to families separated in detention centers, immigration is a very complex issue. As a proud member of the debate team, I have spent the last seven months studying various parts of the United States’ immigration system. After all of my research, I strongly ...

The argument for open borders

The argument for open borders

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

As the debate over immigration becomes increasingly politicized and it seems like immigration is all that we can talk about, it is important to look at some of the benefits that a more lax immigration system would allow for. Many of us are so concerned about the border wall that we forget to think a...

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

A few weeks ago, after putting the final touches on the foreign exchange page for the second issue of the JagWire, I decided to take a break and scroll through Facebook. While I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed that a peculiar ad had popped up. It advertised enrollment in a high school foreign exchan...

The demand for female representatives in politics needs to be fulfilled

The demand for female representatives in politics needs to be fulfilled

Abby White, JAG reporter/photographer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

When looking at clubs, organizations and student body within our school, you may see many female role models but when looking within the government, there are very few examples of woman dominance. There is a lack  of women in government due to society’s prejudice that government and politics are mas...

America needs universal health care

America needs universal health care

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

As more people are living longer due to new medical advancements, there are still people who will never be able to see these benefits. Universal health care is the best way to make sure that everyone receives the coverage they need and save millions of lives. It is Congress's job to fix the issues currently...

Students should take intruder drills more seriously

Students should take intruder drills more seriously

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

October 1, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Over the loudspeaker,  you hear Officer Mo’s voice echo through the halls and the classrooms telling everyone that there’s an active shooter in a-hall. Students able to evacuate run around aimlessly in every direction. Other students arm themselves with chairs, scissors and books. No one knows what to...

Past mistakes should not be forgotten

Past mistakes should not be forgotten

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 30, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

The idea that it’s human nature to make mistakes has been around far longer than I have, and it’s a point I doubt anyone would argue with. After all, who can’t look back at the life they’ve led and burn with embarrassment due to that one presentation you messed up freshman year, or sorrowfull...

Homosexual couples deserve equal rights

Homosexual couples deserve equal rights

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

With the daunting question of how I foresee my future being asked almost regularly in the midst of my senior year, a husband, a dog, 2-3 kids, a steady job and a happy life are typically the first things that come to mind. Although this vision is incredibly optimistic, I feel comfort in knowing it’...

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Nike recently dropped a controversial ad campaign with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick with the slogan “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Amid criticism over the ad, Nike’s shares dropped 3 percent the day after the ad was released. However, Nike quickly bounced back, with online sales rising 31 percent. This ad comes after Larry Fink, the lead of BlackRock the largest money...

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