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Health should come before work

Health should come before work

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

There’s an older meme that most internet users under the age of 17 have seen 一 it’s a triangle, with friends, sleep and good grades each in a different corner, and in the center, it says “choose two.” When I was an eighth grader, I thought the graphic was exaggerated, and I vowed to myself that I wo...

Schools are not properly teaching students important material for their future

Schools are not properly teaching students important material for their future

Taylor Bruce

April 10, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When you’re sitting in class, do you ever think to yourself, “When am I ever going to use this in the future?” Throughout my high school years, I’ve asked myself this question probably a hundred times. After doing some research and more in-depth thinking, I’ve came to the idea that students ...

College isn’t the only post-graduation option

College isn’t the only post-graduation option

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 4, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Graduate from high school, go to college, start a career, get married, have a couple kids (and a couple dogs) — that’s the dream. Well, that’s my dream. But, it’s also the dream in which seems to be forced upon students today, especially in affluent areas such as ours. However, there’s dan...

Students should spend more time enjoying nature

Students should spend more time enjoying nature

Jonathan Atchley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 30, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As our world becomes increasingly more dependent on technology, most people, especially teenagers, are spending less time in nature and outside in general. Netflix and Fortnite is more appealing to today's youth than trees and fresh air. Students should find time to be outdoors as often as possible. ...

We should end the practice of tipping

We should end the practice of tipping

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Since the enslavement of African Americans, it’s safe to say America has come a long way. We generally look down upon the practice of prejudice and inequality, but shockingly, we still partake in a nationwide custom that was fostered in discrimination: tipping. According to the ROC United organization, th...

High schools should ban disposable water bottles

High schools should ban disposable water bottles

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

March 9, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As a human, nothing upsets me more then seeing people carelessly hurt the environment. Throughout high school, I have had the unfortunate experience of seeing firsthand how disposable plastic water bottles have been carelessly thrown into the trash, thrown out of car windows and left behind in classrooms o...

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my high school career, I have volunteered for four hours a week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. At first, this task started out as just wanting to gain experience in a hospital since I wanted to go into the medical field, but it soon turned into a weekly delight. Volunteering is much m...

Don’t click on clickbait

Don’t click on clickbait

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 4, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

“A man falls down and cries for help twice, the second time my jaw drops.” “9 out of 10 Americans are completely wrong about this mind-blowing fact.” “Here’s what actually reduces gun violence.” These are all examples of click bait. They are catchy tiles designed to make you what to re...

Stop and smell the roses

Stop and smell the roses

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

For many students, high school is a time to get the most out of life. Whether that be doing the sports you love, throwing yourself into all the activities you can, taking the AP classes necessary for success or anything else, we often load ourselves with stress one way or another. Is this always a ba...

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the grand scheme of life, high school is a small blip, and it already feels as though my time at Mill Valley has flown by. I feel myself trying to hold on to all the memories that are passing by and hear myself saying many ‘lasts.’ Why would you want to rush the end and miss out on the last fe...

Daily routines should be actively broken

Daily routines should be actively broken

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Monday signifies an upcoming work week, filled with responsibility and early mornings, until the weekend finally gives sweet release. Until the weekend arrives, many people merely try to survive the week. They fall into a pattern, each day the same as the last, just waiting for a small break. While a dail...

STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m the self-proclaimed “golden child” of my family, so imagine the euphoria my parents experienced when a six-year-old me came home and proclaimed I wanted to be a doctor — and their expressions of shock 10 years later when I casually mentioned going into social studies instead. Much to th...

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