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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...

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, ...

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...

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...

Earning a B can be rewarding

Earning a B can be rewarding

Victoria Wright, JagWire editor-in-chief

December 27, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

From the very beginning of our education, we are taught to value our grades. Parents and teachers encourage us to get straight As and maintain a perfect GPA. Going into sophomore year, I had never received less than an A and I felt that it was necessary to continue that way. As sophomore year progress...

P.E. make-ups cause students undue stress

P.E. make-ups cause students undue stress

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Returning to school after being gone for several days can be stressful; you may have multiple tests and quizzes to make up, not to mention homework from nearly every class from every day that you missed. All of this can make missing school miserable. Add in a P.E. class to make up — or two, if you'r...

Don’t take AP classes only for the weight

Don’t take AP classes only for the weight

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

December 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When choosing classes for the year to come, many students feel the need to overload their schedule with Advanced Placement courses. Many chose to enroll in an AP class because it will either challenge them or create a more stimulating environment. However, other people take it simply because of the label:...

Traveling promotes personal growth

Traveling promotes personal growth

Carter Lawson, JagWire photographer

November 25, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I truly think about what is most valuable to me in life, several physical possessions immediately come to mind. I realize, though, that the most memorable and special items to me cannot be seen, nor physically touched. Instead, they are strictly memories of all of the travels I have been fortuna...

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