Mill Valley News

School spirit shouldn’t die

School spirit shouldn’t die

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The energetic roar of an avid crowd during home football games exemplifies the school spirit that lives within all students and faculty members. This spirit drives the best memories the school has ever made, including festivities such as Blue Bomb, Homecoming or spirit week. As a vital component of m...

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Other companies should follow Nike’s lead

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 9, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Nike recently dropped a controversial ad campaign with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick with the slogan “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” Amid criticism over the ad, Nike’s shares dropped 3 percent the day after the ad was released. However, Nike quickly bounced back, with online sales rising 31 percent. This ad comes after Larry Fink, the lead of BlackRock the largest money...

Students should manage their time more efficiently

Students should manage their time more efficiently

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

My carefree summer was spent being with friends, going to the lake and playing lots of tennis. However, summer must come to an end and the school year must begin. This left me in a frenzy as I tried to manage the time I suddenly no longer had. I was struggling to meet the deadlines of not only my sc...

Early Homecoming? A recipe for disaster

Early Homecoming? A recipe for disaster

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In 2014, Mill Valley’s Homecoming dance was on Saturday, Oct. 11. In 2016, the dance was held on Saturday, Sept. 17. This year, the school year’s inaugural dance will be held on Saturday, Sept. 8, just four weeks into our school year. Moving Homecoming closer and closer to the school year’s beginnin...

Offering aid in times of crisis is invaluable

Offering aid in times of crisis is invaluable

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 4, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

Every August and September, my family and I celebrate Onam, a festival native to Kerala, India. The festival commemorates the return of one of Kerala’s rulers, King Mahabali, who was rewarded for devotion to the gods by being allowed to return to Kerala as a spirit every year. While Onam is usually hel...

Students should not get an after school job

Students should not get an after school job

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 1, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As the school year starts up, many students are left with the question: should I get an after school job? Jobs have always been a huge problem for teenagers that boils down to: do I want money or do I want time? Although there are many compelling arguments for why students get after school jobs, such as ...

Entertainment media needs to be diversified

Entertainment media needs to be diversified

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

August 30, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

During one of my AP Literature and Composition classes, we were asked the question “who inspires you most?” I started writing about my grandmother and all of the qualities we share as well as those that I idolize. My classmates wrote about their fair share of family members as well, but to me, som...

C-101 gave me a place before school where I can belong

C-101 gave me a place before school where I can belong

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

August 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As a girl with a serious, perpetual fear of being tardy, walking into school approximately 30 minutes before necessary in the morning isn’t unusual for me. To most, this half hour may seem like an insignificant portion of a long school day, but it’s much-needed time for me. Yes, it’s typically spe...

Take time to create meaningful relationships with staff members

Take time to create meaningful relationships with staff members

Hunter Ristau, JagWire managing editor and business manager

August 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I take my daily trip over to the Snack Shack, I see Pam King, more commonly referred to as “Pam the Cookie Lady,” handing students their post-lunch snacks, ranging from cookies to ice cream. She hands me my brownie and a bag of chips every day at the beginning of lunch so I can miss the rush at t...

A-97 helps make the school a safe place

A-97 helps make the school a safe place

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I entered Gifted Services facilitator Carmen Shelly’s classroom,  A-97, with my fellow voyager students, she told us that every time we came in for a block, we would have to pick somewhere to sit that wasn’t our seat in seminar. Why? To force each of us to find a new perspective of the roo...

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...

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