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Branching out into the world of languages is beneficial for everyone

Branching out into the world of languages is beneficial for everyone

Izzy James, JAG reporter/photographer

November 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I started high school, I didn’t think I would enjoy taking a French class, but then it turned out to be something I really like and benefit from. Most students will take a foreign language class at some point in their school career. Unfortunately, there are some people who will opt out of lear...

A non-social way of socializing

A non-social way of socializing

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

November 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

She opened the picture on her phone, adding in every tiny obscure detail, pulling in every unwanted curve and exemplifying the wanted ones. She added the final touches, her sweaty finger hovering above the upload button, her heart skipping a beat as she finally presses down. Posting her picture to so...

Students with an A should not be required to take finals

Students with an A should not be required to take finals

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Every student knows all too well the feeling of intense stress building up. Juggling school, sports, clubs, activities, work and a social life is an enormous task that can leave teens feeling completely and utterly drained. In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, studies have prove...

Working retail has helped boost my confidence

Working retail has helped boost my confidence

Abby Doughty, JAG photo editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Before I begin to work at my part-time job at Francesca’s, I was the most shy and timid person you had ever met. Now, after working for over a year and a half, my social skills and confidence has improved drastically. Working retail has provided me with many new skills and experiences that have ...

The mental relief from traveling is worth the trouble of leaving

The mental relief from traveling is worth the trouble of leaving

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The first thing most people told me after I said I was going to miss two weeks of school to go to Australia was “you must be so stressed out,” and I have to admit I was. The thought of missing two weeks worth of lessons and homework seemed daunting. I’ve been to 11 countries, so I have done my ...

Teachers should not assign group projects

Teachers should not assign group projects

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

There are two types of people when it comes to group projects: The person that dedicates their time to making the project as perfect as possible, and the person who watches as all the work gets done for them. Group projects are rarely a collaborative effort and that is why individual projects should ...

America needs universal health care

America needs universal health care

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

As more people are living longer due to new medical advancements, there are still people who will never be able to see these benefits. Universal health care is the best way to make sure that everyone receives the coverage they need and save millions of lives. It is Congress's job to fix the issues currently...

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...

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