Mill Valley News

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...

Letter from the editors: Jumping into the school year

Letter from the editors: Jumping into the school year

Annie Myers, Ally Nguyen, and Anika Roy

September 24, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, OPINION

Hey everyone, and welcome to the miracle that is issue one. The three of us couldn’t be more relieved or excited to be distributing the paper to you, as we’ve spent the last month living and breathing the cliché of making lemonade when life gives you lemons. We were first primarily concerned about the ...

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...

Week One: Intro to Nicole and Andy

Week One: Intro to Nicole and Andy

Andrew Tow and Nico Gatapia

September 17, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, Nico Andy, OPINION

On a warm summer afternoon, we (Nico Gatapia and Andrew Tow) drafted a to-do list under the aliases Nicole and Andy respectively. We thought of many ideas including, but not limited to: skating at Skate City, attending a symphony and getting caught doing something mildly illegal. We completed very ...

Homosexual couples deserve equal rights

Homosexual couples deserve equal rights

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

September 17, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

With the daunting question of how I foresee my future being asked almost regularly in the midst of my senior year, a husband, a dog, 2-3 kids, a steady job and a happy life are typically the first things that come to mind. Although this vision is incredibly optimistic, I feel comfort in knowing it’...

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...

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...

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