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Freshman Shaina Isaacsen finds passion in portraiture

Freshman Shaina Isaacsen finds passion in portraiture

Ben Hoepner, JAG student life editor

November 6, 2016


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The familiar three-tone sound signifying the beginning of a period fills the hallways and  classrooms of Mill Valley, but freshman Shaina Issacsen waits to reach for her class materials — a more enticing prospect awaits her on a fresh page of her sketchbook. She begins a new portrait, first sketching...

Ambitious freshman fencer Jadon Taylor aims to reach his full potential

Ambitious freshman fencer Jadon Taylor aims to reach his full potential

Alexis Strauss, JAG editor-in-chief

November 4, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

After discovering his fascination for the sport of fencing at the age of seven, freshman Jadon Taylor has experienced many physical and lifestyle changes that have contributed to his ultimate fencing goal: going to the Junior Olympics, the largest sporting event for youth in the United States. Taylo...

Dedication to gymnastics creates opportunities for junior Haley Minor

Dedication to gymnastics creates opportunities for junior Haley Minor

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

November 4, 2016


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Every day, junior Haley Minor spends her evenings at Pinnacle Gymnastics perfecting her balance beam, vault, floor and bar skills. Currently in her ninth year of competitive gymnastics, Haley’s passion takes up nearly all her free time. Balancing school, family and friends with the sport proves a challen...

Senior Luke Sosaya overcomes labrum surgery

Senior Luke Sosaya overcomes labrum surgery

Grace Lovett, JAG Reporter

November 4, 2016


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The health and stability of a shoulder is a crucial thing to a baseball player. One injury that could seriously damage the health of one’s shoulder is a labral tear, which is the tear of a piece of fibrocartilage, also known as rubbery tissue. So, when senior Luke Sosaya underwent labrum surgery on...

Senior Marcel Meljanac finds passion in making music

Senior Marcel Meljanac finds passion in making music

Sophie Rosen, JAG photo editor

November 3, 2016


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After spending hours recording, editing and creating his new song, a smile spreads across senior Marcel Meljanac’s face as he listens to the final product. Marcel, more commonly known to the public as “Lil Marcelo,” has been making rap music for over two years. He posts his music to SoundCloud,...

Finding support in each other, juniors Alyssa and Sam Noel adapt to moving and switching schools often

Finding support in each other, juniors Alyssa and Sam Noel adapt to moving and switching schools often

Laken Wagner, JAG editor-in-chief

November 3, 2016


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For most students, attending three separate schools before further education is the social norm. However, juniors Alyssa Noel and Sam Noel have attended nine schools from Omaha, Nebraska to Shawnee, Kansas due to their father being frequently relocated as a district manager for Sprint. Between living i...

Religion has quickly changed sophomore Sydney Clarkin’s life

Religion has quickly changed sophomore Sydney Clarkin’s life

Deanna Newman, JAG Reporter

November 3, 2016


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When sophomore Sydney Clarkin first walked into the Westside Family Church student ministry in August 2015, she never would have guessed that in a little over a year she would be up on stage speaking to the entire high school ministry about her spiritual journey. Clarkin started attending Westside over a ye...

Fashion affects how junior Parker Johnson views himself

Fashion affects how junior Parker Johnson views himself

Libby Mullican, JAG academics editor

November 3, 2016


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Wearing clothes not only expresses junior Parker Johnson’s personality, but also gives him confidence; Johnson finds a strong interest in fashion. At a young age, Johnson first became exposed to fashion by his grandmother and aunt. This year, Johnson has created the Fashion & Makeup club for...

Selective engineering internship allows junior Landon Butler to develop his career skills

Selective engineering internship allows junior Landon Butler to develop his career skills

Sarah Morgan, JAG Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


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Kiewit Engineering and Design offered Butler the opportunity to work on advanced engineering projects before earning a degree in the field

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Juniors Delaney Spoonemore and Payton Shurley grow closer together as stepsisters

Juniors Delaney Spoonemore and Payton Shurley grow closer together as stepsisters

Claire Kaifes, JAG reporter

November 3, 2016


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All childhood friends dream of becoming sisters, but for juniors Payton Shurley and Delaney Spoonemore that dream came true. Spoonemore and Payton met each other when they were both four years old, and both sets of parents went through a divorce when both girls were twelve. Shortly after that, Spoonemore’s...

Sophomore Rachel Kurovski prevails through a difficult situation despite having an alcoholic father

Sophomore Rachel Kurovski prevails through a difficult situation despite having an alcoholic father

Annika Lehan, JAG reporter

November 3, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

Through unfortunate circumstances, sophomore Rachel Kurovski has grown as a person and expanded her views by learning from the mistakes of her father, David Kurovski. Her father has been an alcoholic ever since she was in second grade, but the situation was less noticeable until her parents divorced...

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