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Using social media responsibly is good

Using social media responsibly is good

JagWire staff

February 11, 2019


Filed under Staff editorials

It’s obvious to any student with a cell phone that social media is taking our generation by storm. Students who use YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other platforms to express themselves demonstrate the beneficial effects of social media, but it is important to be wary of the consequences of overuse ...

Staff editorial: Don’t force people to conform to gender roles

Staff editorial: Don’t force people to conform to gender roles

JagWire Staff

December 11, 2018


Filed under GENDER, OPINION, Special coverage, Staff editorials

A multitude of things play into how we perceive ourselves and how others perceive us. One often overlooked part is our gender and the roles that come with it. While deciding whether or not to conform to gender roles is a personal decision, it seems as if it’s a controversial issue with everybody holding th...

Staff Editorial: Students should know vape ads don’t tell the whole story

Staff Editorial: Students should know vape ads don’t tell the whole story

JagWire staff

November 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Vaping has grown exponentially in schools across the nation. The FDA referred to vape use among teens as an “epidemic,” and on Thursday, Nov. 15 passed new regulations on flavored vapes. However, these may not be enough. Between 2011 and 2017, vape use in high schools increased by 780 percent, a...

Our community can’t forget about senior Nolan Sprague

Our community can’t forget about senior Nolan Sprague

JagWire staff

October 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

After senior Nolan Sprague was in a diving accident on Thursday, Aug. 9, he has been receiving inpatient care in Colorado to help him regain his motor skills, thanks in no small part to donations of both time and money from our community. Although our community’s effort so far has been impressive, we ...

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

JagWire staff

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Despite all Mill Valley students being required to take a semester-long Health class, only 49 percent of students in a survey of 185 believe sexuality education in health class is sufficient. Inconsistent sexuality education standards throughout Kansas have led to some students receiving an inadequate ab...

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...

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