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Hold the door open for each other

Hold the door open for each other

Morgan Gurwell, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Before school one morning, I walked away from the parking lot and trekked toward the door with seven bags (thank you journalism and tennis) and a hot cup of coffee in hand. Obviously struggling just to walk with all of my things, I fully expected the junior boy walking in front of me to at least hold...

Live your life with spontaneity

Live your life with spontaneity

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I was in middle school, I’m convinced I was the least spontaneous person ever. Everything I did had to be planned; from friend hang-outs to scheduling study time, I organized my time to the minute. When I got to high school, that changed. After not making the dance team freshman year, I made one of the...

Find your “track” in life

Find your “track” in life

Carter Lawson, JagWire photographer

May 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

During my very first track meet, I was lacing up my spikes and getting ready for my first race of my high school track career, the men’s 400-meter. Going into that season I had decided I would try something out of my comfort zone and so I joined track. As the gun went off to start the race, I could ...

Take initiative to pursue things that truly bring you joy

Take initiative to pursue things that truly bring you joy

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have been playing volleyball since I was in third grade and it has always been a sport that I loved. However, once I reached the high school level, I had certain experiences that made the sport a really toxic place to be for my young and impressionable self-concept. I wasn’t bold enough to quit ...

The best things about high school come from unexpected places

The best things about high school come from unexpected places

Nora Lucas, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Senior year comes with a lot of expectations. For three years, you’ve been on the bottom of the totem pole, the back of the student section and facing people’s backs during assemblies. You’re finally ready to be a senior, and the year comes with the expectation of being the best year ever. Sorry to say...

Great food can come at a low cost

Great food can come at a low cost

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When family and friends are preoccupied, I know I can always depend on Wendy’s. The company gives me the strength to persevere through the unrelenting trauma that a white male in Johnson County faces. It graces me with a burger, chicken nuggets, fries and a drink for a mere four dollars. Open fr...

Thank you band for the memories

Thank you band for the memories

Jordan Robinson, JagWire photographer

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Have you ever heard a certain song come on the radio and immediately relive, in vivid detail, a specific moment from your past? For me, all it takes is hearing the first few beats of “Avengers”, and I am instantly standing five feet above the football field with the sun shining in my eyes, facing ...

Take in high school experiences

Take in high school experiences

Drake Brizendine, JagWire photographer

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Being a part of sports all my life, I’d always looked forward to playing in the spotlight of a high school setting. I participated in high school sports with the knowledge in mind that I wouldn’t have the chance to play in college. Although I am in my last year of  playing a sport, it still fee...

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...

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