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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...

Students should not be required to take P.E. their freshman year

Students should not be required to take P.E. their freshman year

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As a new school year begins, freshmen all across the school are getting their first taste of high school P.E. As a not particularly athletic person, one of the hardest parts of my freshman year was gaining the motivation every other morning to run the mile knowing full well that by the end I would be...

Don’t let the library die

Don’t let the library die

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Some of my best memories as a kid revolve around going to the library with my family to pick out a “Junie B. Jones” book. So, when my elementary school librarian announced there was going to be a library opening off of Shawnee Mission, you can imagine that nerdy, eight-year-old me was extremely exc...

Phone homes are useless

Phone homes are useless

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The familiar and comforting buzz of a phone has become an essential aspect of life for many. For an item that exemplifies how technology improves lives, for an item utilized so frequently, the phone is nevertheless an item all too often subjected to the elementary and counter-intuitive phone home. T...

Schools should digitize textbooks

Schools should digitize textbooks

Hannah Chern, JagWire news editor and Mill Valley News social media editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

On the days I walk home, the weight of my backpack brings a burning pain to my upper and lower back, along with the pull that makes it harder to breathe. With another year of school at hand, my back has to endure the pain of having the weight of two to three textbooks on my backpack at a time. Addin...

Students should use public transportation or walk more often

Students should use public transportation or walk more often

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The Mill Valley parking lot is a pretty hectic place, full of old Accords, revving engines and students who’ve just learned how to drive. Crossing the street invokes a haze of anxiety, and the line to get out of the parking lot is unreasonably long. All of these problems are the result of individual st...

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