Mill Valley News

Great food can come at a low cost

Great food can come at a low cost

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When family and friends are preoccupied, I know I can always depend on Wendy’s. The company gives me the strength to persevere through the unrelenting trauma that a white male in Johnson County faces. It graces me with a burger, chicken nuggets, fries and a drink for a mere four dollars. Open fr...

Thank you band for the memories

Thank you band for the memories

Jordan Robinson, JagWire photographer

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Have you ever heard a certain song come on the radio and immediately relive, in vivid detail, a specific moment from your past? For me, all it takes is hearing the first few beats of “Avengers”, and I am instantly standing five feet above the football field with the sun shining in my eyes, facing ...

Take in high school experiences

Take in high school experiences

Drake Brizendine, JagWire photographer

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Being a part of sports all my life, I’d always looked forward to playing in the spotlight of a high school setting. I participated in high school sports with the knowledge in mind that I wouldn’t have the chance to play in college. Although I am in my last year of  playing a sport, it still fee...

JagWire staffers contrast different cultures of barbecue

JagWire staffers contrast different cultures of barbecue

Katya Gillig, JagWire sports editor

April 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Kansas City Kansas City barbecue refers to the slowly smoked meat that is typically thought of as traditional barbecue. Kansas City is often regarded as the world’s barbecue capital by many locals. Unlike other U.S. regions of barbecue, Kansas City barbecue uses a mix of all meats because of its influe...

We need more LGBT representation

We need more LGBT representation

Dominic Martinez, guest reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In today’s world of television and film, the LGBT community doesn’t get much representation at all. When it does, it’s usually tainted with stereotypes and negativity. Personally, I feel that it is important and necessary to have positive LGBT representation in films and TV. I feel so strongly beca...

A perfect body doesn’t exist

A perfect body doesn’t exist

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Everybody wants to be who they are, but in high school they don’t always get that chance. High school is full of expectations and drama that labels teens based off their appearance. Every day teens are categorized by the typical labels of populars, geeks, jocks and outcasts. The problem is that not everyon...

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

A mental illness epidemic is sweeping our nation and we must push for change

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

April 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Growing up with a family member who has suffered from mental illness has made me realize just how serious these illnesses can be. To keep it short, I have a family member that has struggled with addiction and has been in and out of rehabilitation facilities as well as mental wellness centers across ...

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going to a high school that offers a safe learning environment, friends and having caring parents at home is what all teenagers want. The problem is, all teenagers don’t receive that. Teenagers are being discriminated in their own homes by parents because they identify themselves as lesbian, gay, tra...

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

JagWire staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Although the population of Mill Valley is comparable to other high schools in the area, the quality of other facilities tends to be better than ours. The proposed bond would allow the district to allocate funds to facility improvements, educational technology and the construction of a career and technical...

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Kansas City enthusiasts and doughnut lovers alike may be familiar with The Doughnut Lounge, a gourmet doughnut shop that has been serving the residents of Westport since early 2015.  As the franchise has begun expanding more and more throughout the metropolitan area, two JagWire reporters set out t...

Staff editorial: thank you to the administration for respecting our rights

Staff  editorial: thank you to the administration for respecting our rights

JagWire staff

March 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Over the last 18 years, the student journalists here at the JagWire have been able to create and share content we consider newsworthy with our readers. The Kansas Student Publications Act has allowed us to cover light-hearted topics, as well as serious or controversial subjects. Either way, we’re ...

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