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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...

Band makes school a more exciting experience

Band makes school a more exciting experience

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION

While I would like to say that I enjoy coming to school simply for the learning experience and classes I take, I have to acknowledge that is not the case. Personally, I rather enjoy walking down the halls and seeing the familiar faces of my friends and teachers. One of my favorite teachers in particular...

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...

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...

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