Mill Valley News

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...

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 ...

Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

Staff editorial: Don’t pursue a STEM career for a high-income

JagWire staff

February 20, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many parents encourage their children to take advanced science and math classes, while losing focus on other subjects such as English and history. This carries over to college, where many students will choose to go into STEM, as they see it as a guaranteed way to make money. However, this should not...

Staff editorial: sleep is a vital part of health

Staff editorial: sleep is a vital part of health

JagWire staff

December 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As your eyes droop and you drink your fourth cup of coffee, desperately trying to stay awake studying so you can get an A on your final, you probably aren’t thinking about the ramifications of these actions. But, you should. Sleep is vital not only for just your physical or just your mental health...

Staff editorial: students should accept the consequences of their actions

Staff editorial: students should accept the consequences of their actions

JagWire staff

November 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As you walk into your coach’s office, a feeling of disbelief hits you. You know that your position on the team is going to be affected and that you’ve let your teammates down. You feel guilt rising up, and then anger towards law enforcement and the administration rushes through you. But the moment you...

Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

JagWire staff

October 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Every student at Mill Valley has taken or will take a Civics class, but how many of us have retained our knowledge of our own basic rights? Out of 228 students surveyed, 21 percent were unable to name any of the rights guaranteed to us by the First Amendment (freedom of religion, speech, press and the...

Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

JagWire staff

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many students casually talk about wanting to die, whether it be on social media or in real life. When people say things like “kms” (meaning “kill myself”) they generally try to be ironic and self-deprecating because they want to convey the message that they are embarrassed, stressed or annoye...

Kansas schools need more funding

Kansas schools need more funding

JagWire staff

April 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

For the third time, the Kansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s inadequate funding towards public education is unconstitutional. The news immediately became a trending topic on social media and drew national attention from news outlets such as the New York Times and the Huffington Post. While ...

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

JagWire staff

March 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

The inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty, calling for the tired, the poor and “the huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is the heart of our country’s values. Since our nation’s conception, we’ve prided ourselves on being leaders of the free world, inviting in the outcasts ...

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

JagWire staff

February 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

From Facebook and Twitter to CNN and ABC, the media has had a rough first month of the new year after being overrun with a worrying new trend: fake news. The American people are struggling to define what fake news actually is. It’s difficult because there is a very fine line between biased, political rep...

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

JagWire staff

December 14, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Since the beginning of time, religion has played a large role in dictating historical and current events. Religion often shapes our worldview, influences our choices and determines the key points in our lives, making it an educational subject to study in high school. Although some believe teaching all world...

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