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The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

Scribbling complex mathematical equations across her paper in a classroom dominated by males, junior Isabella Baker finds herself representing the face of modern femininity in the masculine world of STEM.      After a childhood of dreaming about fashion as her future, Baker grew to recognize a uni...

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Often devolving into childish name calling or other forms of mudslinging, politics houses many candidates campaigning off more than just their stance on issues. Many voters make decisions based on a variety of factors, but a candidate’s gender should not be one of them. Political office is no different than any ot...

Change is up to our generation

Change is up to our generation

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender stereotypes are so entrenched in society that although they are untrue, many are still seen as fact. Women are emotional. Men are tough. Women are supposed to be homemakers. Men are supposed to be doctors and lawyers. These stereotypes misrepresent large portions of society and without change ...

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Ally Nguyen, Anika Roy, and Annie Myers

December 13, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, GENDER, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, Special coverage

Hi everyone. As always, we welcome you back to another issue of the JagWire. As we’re sure you’ll notice right away, issue four looks a little different than any issue we’ve put out before, as all 24 pages revolve around one coherent theme: gender. Producing this paper forced our staff to go be...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

John Lehan and Ben Wieland

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage, SPORTS

A new district girls lacrosse team, open to all girls from Mill Valley and De Soto, will play their inaugural season this spring. The team was founded by DHS sophomores Kaitlin Torres and Kennedy Ebberts, who faced challenges just for the chance to start the team. “We did a lot of research and sent a lot o...

Media representation of gender impacts students in different ways

Media representation of gender impacts students in different ways

Sophia Armendariz and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

When sitting down in the movie theatre, popcorn in hand, you’re filled with anticipation to see a movie unlike any other, the first female-led action movie in more than a decade: “Wonder Woman.” Diana Prince, played by Gal Gadot, rules the battlefield, but has no problem showing empathy. You fi...

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