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Students express themselves through music

Students express themselves through music

Taylor Bruce, Rylee Fouts, and Elizabeth Joseph

January 7, 2019


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

As senior Jordyn Allen plays a few chords on the piano, senior Meghan Dillon adds her own ideas to the music. Their voices blend together, harmonizing powerfully, as they sing. Allen began singing through private lessons when she was in eighth grade, because she “enjoyed the songs [she] heard on the radio.” Allen has played ...

Being bilingual provides students with an avenue of expression

Being bilingual provides students with an avenue of expression

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 26, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Language is everywhere, surrounding each and every individual with a stream of words, an abundance of culture and a plethora of voices. While different parts of the world express their voices in different ways, it is through language that people can remain connected. According to sophomore Sofia Nicot, who spea...

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Football announcer positively impacts community through job

Mia Thomas, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sitting among the crowd of coaches in the press box, football announcer Nick Pierce prepares to speak on a Friday night. Pierce, a seventh grade teacher at Mill Creek Middle School, has been announcing for the football team for the past four years. Pierce, who started announcing at games in 2015, believed that a...

The science of sound

The science of sound

Libby Mullican, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

JAG staffer: How do we produce sound? Science teacher Eric Thomas: It starts with the diaphragm and the lungs. The diaphragm acts on the lungs and it [relays] pressure to either bring air into the lungs or exhale air out of the lungs. The same thing affects your vocal cords, so as you speak, air is pushed p...

Sophomore Gabi Hantla uses social media to help others

Sophomore Gabi Hantla uses social media to help others

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter/photographer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Sometimes spending up to three hours on a single post from writing her captions to taking the photos, sophomore Gabi Hantla is dedicated to empowering others to live a healthy lifestyle through her Instagram platform. Gabi describes herself as a “vegan powerlifter, mental health advocate, animal a...

Students communicate nonverbally through sign language

Students communicate nonverbally through sign language

Jenna McDonald, JAG Organizations Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Junior Maddie Valencia uses the visual form of communication, sign language, to talk to her mom who was born deaf.  Whether that be from talking about her day to asking her mom a question, sign language provides Valencia the opportunity to communicate with her mom. “My mom was born deaf, so I started learning ...

VOICES

VOICES

Mill Valley News staff

December 20, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, Top stories, VOICES

The ways we express ourselves are unique to each of us, but how we use our voices doesn’t stop with us. When we speak up, we’re representing ourselves, our beliefs and our school. And speaking aloud is only one way for us to express ourselves. With this collection of coverage, Mill Valley News staffers expl...

Students express themselves through the art of dance

Students express themselves through the art of dance

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Whether it’s leaping across a gym floor at a pep assembly or spinning on a stage at a club competition, students use dance to express themselves, both on club teams and on the school’s Silver Stars Dance Team. According to freshman Ella Lorfing, dancers use their talents to express themselves...

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Bella Line: Do guys cry often? And under what circumstances? Ben Stove: I cry a whole lot, I’m just going to say that right now. I’m really emotional.  Cade Clauder: Depends on the guy. I’ll only cry at a funeral or a really sad movie. Avery Altman: How do you deal if your friends...

Gender roles aren’t all bad

Gender roles aren’t all bad

Tyler Jeanneret, Guest reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, OPINION, Special coverage

It seems to be the status in today’s society to defy tradition. Political movements and new legislation all seem to point toward “out with the old, in with the new.” However, I fear that traditional gender roles may be the baby that gets thrown out with the bathwater. People fear that ‘gender roles’ are cons...

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