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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 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...

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...

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, ...

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