Mill Valley News

Playing games brings people closer together

Playing games brings people closer together

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The humid, hot Sunday afternoon I spent waiting for my target for the game Assassins at Lake Quivira drained me. During this 90-minute period of impatience, I mentally went over my plan to splash water on my target. Finally, after growing increasingly anxious, I saw her walk out of the Lake Quivira cl...

All freshmen in band should be able to march in the show

All freshmen in band should be able to march in the show

Molly Smith, JAG senior ads editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

 The school has not let freshmen march in competition marching shows until the 2018 fall season. In previous years, freshmen have been in Silver Band, a class separate from upperclassmen, but, this year freshmen had the opportunity to audition for Blue Band. While Silver Band teaches freshmen to first ...

Tests should focus more on analysis

Tests should focus more on analysis

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 17, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Donald Trump is the 45th president of the United States. This is a simple fact, not unlike the many others students memorize throughout high school. This fact is so simple, looking it up online is easier than taking notes over it. Students can look up simple answers on Google. To combat this, teachers...

Students should eat a healthy breakfast daily

Students should eat a healthy breakfast daily

Addison Kemp, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” is a phrase everyone grows up hearing, yet many high schoolers walk out of their house every morning on an empty stomach. This could be due to a lack of hunger or time, but either way students who have a stressful day of school work ahead of them sh...

Running builds character

Running builds character

Jonathan Atchley, JAG Reporter

October 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

To most people, running is a black and white thing, either you love it or you hate it. There is no middle ground. As someone who has been running since seventh grade, my relationship with running has changed greatly throughout my Cross Country and Track career. After all these years, running is no long...

Motor sports are underappreciated worldwide

Motor sports are underappreciated worldwide

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

From the memories I have gathered watching a wide variety of sports, I know that each one of them has a time where it is so popular, it looks like the sport will last forever, and the feeling where it appears no one bothers to watch and the sport will soon disappear. For example, Major League Soccer is...

Always explore new clubs or classes

Always explore new clubs or classes

Hunter Ristau, JagWire managing editor, business manager and MVTV assistant producer

October 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I sit here writing this opinion, I think about the past three years and how much I’ve changed. When I walked in the doors as a freshman I was worried that I wouldn’t take advantage of the four years at Mill Valley. I was afraid that I would just waste the time and not do anything. At the end of ...

“Brand Culture” is destructive to teens’ self esteem

“Brand Culture” is destructive to teens’ self esteem

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Keeping up with the lives of celebrities, procrastinating on homework, spending too much time on your phone and caring too much about what other people think. These are the four pillars of what teenagers are assumed to be doing. While they are exaggerated, there is truth to parts of them. In particular...

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...

Respect others’ opinions

Respect others’ opinions

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When we hope to have a civil and pleasant conversation with a group of people, we are told to avoid three specific conversation topics: politics, religion and money. We all know nothing is better at firing people up than two clashing opinions in the same room, especially when it comes to politics. Howe...

Planning out senior year is leading to success

Planning out senior year is leading to success

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going into senior year, I knew that in order to be successful I would have to be as organized as humanly possible. With college application deadlines and scholarship essays on top of the day to day high school and after school life, senior year is pretty hectic. In order to keep all of these things str...

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