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Decision 2016

Decision 2016

November 8, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, Special coverage, Top stories

Students participate in the political process by providing opinions on candidates and issues

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Politics aren’t everything

Politics aren’t everything

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Opinion columns, Special coverage

A couple of weeks ago, I was hanging out with a couple of my friends after a Friday night football game. We were standing around talking, when all of the sudden a car drove by and yelled my name, along with a few tactless words relating to my political beliefs. This incident isn’t isolated; a few instan...

All candidates deserve to be respected

All candidates deserve to be respected

Marah Shulda, JagWire reporter and photographer

November 3, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Opinion columns, Special coverage

Respect is not necessarily “liking” a person, but  understanding that they deserve to be treated with civility. Many people choose to ignore a politician's accomplishments because their views don’t align. Respecting candidates and their opinions can be a struggle to many, including myself. H...

Yes, your vote does really matter

Yes, your vote does really matter

Victoria Wright, JagWire photo editor

November 3, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Opinion columns, Special coverage

As we get deeper and deeper into this upcoming election, America seems to be becoming more divided. I’ve heard many people say that they aren’t going to vote because they think both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are awful candidates. However, no matter what political party you associate you...

Do your own research on all presidential candidates

Do your own research on all presidential candidates

Hunter Ristau, JagWire ads manager

November 3, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Opinion columns, Special coverage

With less than a couple of weeks left before the American people vote in probably the most controversial election ever, people should know every candidate's policies. This includes all of the pros and cons regarding the candidates. You can’t trust every video you watch or everything you read because ...

Retention of judges tops state election issues

Retention of judges tops state election issues

Katya Gillig and Abby Layton

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, NEWS, Special coverage

With a majority of the focus on the national election, many students are not informed about issues at the state level. This election year there is a historic push to get many Kansas Supreme Court justices out of office. Five of the seven justices are up for retention: Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, Just...

School-wide survey reveals student’s election opinions

School-wide survey reveals student’s election opinions

Nora Lucas, Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, Special coverage

After a long election season, Tuesday, Nov. 8 will mark the day America finds out its fate for the next four years. Although a small amount of the Mill Valley student body is able to vote, many feel strongly about their own political opinions and have no outlet besides social media to share them. The...

Student political opinions are influenced by societal factors

Student political opinions are influenced by societal factors

Alison Booth and Marah Shulda

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, FEATURES, Special coverage

As students scroll through Twitter, turn on the nightly news or even discuss politics with family members, their personal political beliefs are being influenced, for better or for worse. Social media, news sources, peers, religion and family members all have a impact on a person’s political spectru...

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

JagWire Staff

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Special coverage, Staff editorials

For adults and teenagers alike, politics is not a comfortable conversation topic. Most people try to be as respectful as possible, but politics is a topic in which they can lose control of their emotions. Politics, and this election in particular, can be extremely dividing. Often, people would rather dodge ...

MV Outreach holds voter registration event

MV Outreach holds voter registration event

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

October 16, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, NEWS, Special coverage

After struggling to find adequate information on local elections and voter registration, seniors Emma Wilhoit and Sue Kim decided to take action. The two created a project through MV Outreach and set up a way for students and members of the community to get registered to vote and find information mo...

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