Mill Valley News

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief
This is senior Justin Curto’s third year working on the JagWire and Mill Valley News, this year as one of the editors-in-chief of Mill Valley News. Outside of journalism, Curto is the president of Club 121 and co-vice president of NHS, and also plans to be in the spring play for the second year. Curto enjoys going to alternative rock concerts, spending time with friends, eating pizza, reading contemporary young adult fiction, watching coming-of-age dramedies and baking unhealthy foods. After graduating, Curto would like to study journalism with eventual hopes of reporting on and reviewing music for a news website.

justin curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 08, 2016
The Music Man: Middle of the Map Fest solidified my love for Kansas City (Story)
May 04, 2016
The Music Man: My Middle of the Map Fest plans (Story)
May 01, 2016
Working with athletic trainer Clint McAlister helps students learn about sports medicine, physical therapy (Story)
Apr 26, 2016
The Music Man: So, some things happened (Story)
Apr 23, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Exciting news (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
The Music Man: My top three quintessential ’90s songs (Story)
Apr 13, 2016
Never stop … (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
JagWire reviews Chinese takeout (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
The Music Man: Photos and setlists: Atlas Genius plays for small and dedicated audience at Madrid Theatre (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Awards season (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
State Supreme Court justice talks to social studies class (Story)
Mar 28, 2016
The Music Man: Why LCD Soundsystem matters (Story)
Mar 27, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Montage (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
The Music Man: Carly Rae Jepsen mixes fun and sincerity in front of an intimate Granada crowd (Story)
Mar 09, 2016
Terrorism has no religion (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Students show support for presidential candidates (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Junior Dana Schath supports Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (Story)
Mar 08, 2016
Senior Logan Schmidt supports Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz (Story)
Mar 07, 2016
The Music Man: A tale of two festivals (Story)
Mar 06, 2016
Presidential candidates hold area rallies to campaign before state caucuses (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio campaigns in Overland Park (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders makes second area visit (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Feedback (Story)
Feb 27, 2016
The Music Man: Best Coast and Wavves didn’t try to impress on the ‘Summer Is Forever II’ tour, but they still did (Story)
Feb 22, 2016
The Music Man: What it takes for me to like acoustic singer-songwriter music (Story)
Feb 19, 2016
Letters From The Editors: The prize bag (Story)
Feb 16, 2016
The Music Man: Since you probably muted me, here are all 47 of my Grammy tweets (Story)
Feb 11, 2016
JagWire staff members review pizza by the slice (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Don’t demerit someone for being a fan of something (Story)
Feb 08, 2016
The Music Man: Give Coldplay some credit (Story)
Feb 07, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Habs, we have a problem (or two) (Story)
Feb 02, 2016
The Music Man: The best debuts by ‘American Idol’ alumni (Story)
Jan 30, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Which Mill Valley News editor-in-chief are you? (Story)
Jan 29, 2016
The Music Man: ‘Gumption’ release show proves Your Friend is more than a local treasure (Story)
Jan 25, 2016
The Music Man: Ricky and Trevor, come visit me (or, the case for a medium-sized concert venue in Kansas City) (Story)
Jan 22, 2016
Letters From The Editors: We jinxed ourselves (Believe it or not, we don’t got this) (Story)
Jan 18, 2016
The Music Man: My concert picks (so far) for this semester (Story)
Jan 15, 2016
Letters From The Editors: Believe it or not, we got this (Story)
Jan 11, 2016
The Music Man: ‘And the stars look very different today’ (Story)
Jan 09, 2016
Letters From The Editors: New year, new Mill Valley News (Story)
Jan 05, 2016
The Music Man: The songs I can’t leave behind in 2015 (Story)
Jan 03, 2016
The Music Man: Tall Tales and Williker played all-but-casual sets at The Art Factory (Story)
Dec 16, 2015
After 2:55 p.m. (Story)
Dec 14, 2015
The Music Man: My top 10 albums of 2015 (Story)
Dec 12, 2015
The Music Man: ‘The Night The Buzz Stole XXXmas’ brought together a musical family for an awesome holiday gathering (Story)
Dec 12, 2015
Letters From The Editors: After 2:55 p.m. (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
The Music Man: For once, the Grammys got it mostly right (Story)
Dec 08, 2015
Reading provides entertainment and challenge for sophomore Madeline Myrick (Story)
Dec 05, 2015
Letters From The Editors: State champions (Story)
Nov 30, 2015
The Music Man: Five songs by female pop artists to talk about instead of Adele’s new music (Story)
Nov 22, 2015
Letters From The Editors: Shoutout to the pilgrims (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
The Music Man: With yMusic’s help, Ben Folds makes classical cool (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
Campaign finance reform is the most important political issue (Story)
Nov 17, 2015
Teachers switch roles of homework and class time in flipped classrooms (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
The Music Man: For The Greeting Committee, it keeps getting better (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Letters From The Editors: It’s game time (Story)
Nov 09, 2015
The Music Man: ‘The Month The Buzz Stole Xmas’ has something to please most music fans (Story)
Nov 08, 2015
‘The timing seemed right’ to join the Board of Education for new member (Story)
Nov 06, 2015
Letters From The Editors: Bonding (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
New high school programs, district rebranding proposed (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
The Music Man: Why Andrew McMahon is the king of music (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Letters From The Editors: We are one (Story)
Oct 28, 2015
Predominantly new DECA team participates in first meet (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
The Music Man: My top eight favorite songs from musicals (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
The Music Man: I’m already waiting for Run The Jewels to come back to Kansas City (Story)
Oct 23, 2015
Letters From The Editors: It’s been a rough week (Story)
Oct 21, 2015
Certain methods of completing a task shouldn’t be favored (Story)
Oct 19, 2015
The Music Man: My dream (and nightmare) Grammy nominations (Story)
Oct 16, 2015
Letters From The Editors: Breaking Barriers (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
The Music Man: I will sell my eventual firstborn to see ‘Hamilton’ on Broadway (Story)
Oct 11, 2015
Letters From The Editors: Follow for follow? (Except we probably won’t follow back, sorry) (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
The Music Man: I’ve discovered a masterpiece (Story)
Oct 02, 2015
Letters From The Editors: We’re MVTV’s biggest fans (Story)
Sep 26, 2015
The Music Man: Radkey returns to Lawrence with local charm, but experienced professionalism (Story)
Sep 25, 2015
Letters From The Editors: By Web Geeks, For Web Geeks (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
Crowding at school manifests itself to students and staff (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Average ACT score highest in seven years (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Make it easier to identify as Native American (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
The Music Man: Lady Gaga adds to her activist resume with a song and video about sexual assault (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
From decorating to dancing: A recap of Homecoming week activities (Story)
Sep 19, 2015
Letters From The Editors: #MVHC15 (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
To celebrate Homecoming week, students participate in pep assembly (Story)
Sep 15, 2015
After returning for a second time, interim superintendent would like to leave the district better than he found it (Story)
Sep 14, 2015
The Music Man: The Buzz outdoes itself with two Halloween concert lineups (Story)
Sep 11, 2015
Letters From The Editors: The webbie’s dictionary (Story)
Sep 07, 2015
The Music Man: 39 thoughts I had while listening to Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’ (Story)
Sep 03, 2015
Letters From The Editors: Welcome to the wonderful world of web (Story)
Sep 02, 2015
The Music Man: Modest Mouse turns the Liberty Hall stage into a musical experiment (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
The Music Man: An ode to Kanye West (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
Board of Education prepares to fill vacancy (Story)
Aug 18, 2015
District votes to recall Board of Education member Scott Hancock in election (Story)
Aug 18, 2015
Recall election brings district residents to polls (Story)
Aug 16, 2015
Board of Education member Scott Hancock’s recall election approaches (Story)
Jun 17, 2015
Recall for Board of Education member goes to election (Story)
May 08, 2015
The Music Man: Even in rain, the stars shined during ‘Buzz Under the Stars Night One’ (Story)
May 05, 2015
The Music Man: Mika is back (Story)
Apr 30, 2015
Recall petition leads to potential for legal action by Board of Education member (Story)
Apr 29, 2015
The Music Man: Eleven songs to unleash your #InnerAngstFilledPopPunkEmo14YearOldCirca2007 (Story)
Apr 21, 2015
The Music Man: Ezra Koenig + hipster-hop = happy Justin (Story)
Apr 16, 2015
Residents approved to begin recall for Board of Education member (Story)
Apr 15, 2015
The Music Man: ‘Transgressor’ takes Quiet Company to the next level (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
Eleven certified administrators resign (Story)
Apr 10, 2015
Boys tennis falls to Kansas City Christian (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
The Music Man: Jungle throws a fantastic dance party (Story)
Apr 03, 2015
The Music Man: The Mowgli’s share some love with Kansas City (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
The Music Man: The super cool high school band I’ve spent my life waiting to find (Story)
Mar 26, 2015
De Soto Teachers Association holds Board candidates forum (Story)
Mar 25, 2015
The Music Man: Album review: “To Pimp a Butterfly” by Kendrick Lamar (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
Residents express concern and give praise to Board (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
BuzzFeed is a credible news source (Story)
Mar 11, 2015
The Music Man: Madeon is bae (Story)
Mar 10, 2015
District residents call for Board member resignation (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
The Music Man: Five blogs in one (Story)
Feb 28, 2015
Board votes to pursue contract with interim superintendent (Story)
Feb 26, 2015
Literary magazine begins production (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
The Music Man: The Oscars are alive with the sound of Gaga (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
The Music Man: I want to jam with my mom too (Story)
Feb 17, 2015
Quiz Bowl wins second 5A state title (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
World languages teacher grows department while adjusting to American teaching (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
The Music Man: Every single thing I tweeted during the Grammys (and then some) (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Shortened-day seniors impact school (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Home improvement skills are good to know (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
The Music Man: My Super Bowl 50 halftime vision (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
The Music Man: Winter Jam, “Christian music” and Family Force 5 (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
The Music Man: Let’s talk about movies (Story)
Jan 20, 2015
What same-sex marriage won’t fix (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
The Music Man: Album review: “Evermotion” by Guster (Story)
Jan 09, 2015
District begins LOB election (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
The Music Man: My top five albums of 2014 (Story)
Dec 10, 2014
Teacher bias hurts education (Story)
Dec 09, 2014
The Music Man: My predictions for the 57th Grammy Awards (Story)
Dec 05, 2014
‘Peter Pan Live!’ entertains despite some shortcomings (Story)
Dec 02, 2014
The Music Man: A Coldplay interactive music video … need I say more? (Story)
Nov 25, 2014
The Music Man: The problem with the AMAs (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
The Music Man: Band Aid 30 exceeded my expectations (Story)
Nov 18, 2014
Band and choir students become district members (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
The Music Man: Am I still a fan? (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
The Music Man: Taylor Swift, please put your music back on Spotify (Story)
Nov 04, 2014
Band and Silver Stars perform Halloween routine (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
The Music Man: Male-female duos are on the rise (Story)
Oct 22, 2014
The Music Man: I’m jealous of Nick Jonas’ talent (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
Santa Fe Cafe offers comforting food with friendly service (Story)
Oct 16, 2014
Having a bottom locker makes life a constant struggle (Story)
Oct 14, 2014
The Music Man: An open letter to Maroon 5 (Story)
Oct 09, 2014
Counseling gives information to students and parents for Anti-Bullying Awareness Week (Story)
Oct 07, 2014
The Music Man: Perfume Genius is a musical genius (Story)
Sep 30, 2014
The Music Man: Lots of buzz about The Buzz (Story)
Sep 24, 2014
The Music Man: EP review: “Infinity EP” by AJR (Story)
Sep 19, 2014
Literary Magazine starting for the school year (Story)
Sep 17, 2014
A later start to the school day would benefit students (Story)
Sep 16, 2014
The Music Man: Meg Myers has made more than a shadow (Story)
Sep 05, 2014
Sophomore enjoys being only boy on color guard (Story)
May 14, 2014
Food truck review: Beauty of the Bistro (Story)
May 14, 2014
Food truck review: Indios Carbonsitos (Story)
May 13, 2014
Blog: Betty Who? (Story)
May 06, 2014
Blog: Breathe Carolina and Karmin, a collaboration made in heaven (Story)
Apr 29, 2014
Blog: Ricky Dillon is far from ordinary (Story)
Apr 22, 2014
Blog: Jack White’s next amazing feat (Story)
Apr 16, 2014
Blog: The new Black Keys (Story)
Apr 15, 2014
Young adult fiction class needed (Story)
Apr 08, 2014
Blog: The next big name in EDM (Story)
Mar 25, 2014
My favorite “American Idol” contestants (Story)
Mar 13, 2014
Students of ethnic minorities deal with low ethnic diversity (Story)
Mar 12, 2014
Spectacular coming of age story has up to par movie adaptation (Story)
Mar 11, 2014
Blog: Not your typical viral video (Story)
Mar 04, 2014
Blog: My kind of “boy band” (Story)
Feb 25, 2014
Blog: Jack Antonoff, you’ve done it again (Story)
Feb 18, 2014
Blog: Aloe Blacc is indeed the man (Story)
Feb 11, 2014
Blog: My newest musical obsession (Story)
Feb 04, 2014
Blog: Deporting Justin Bieber is silly and unnecessary (Story)
Jan 28, 2014
Blog: My reaction to the 56th Grammy Awards (Story)
Jan 28, 2014
STEM education should not take precedence over other courses (Story)
Jan 21, 2014
Blog: I have something to admit … (Story)
Jan 14, 2014
Blog: To Idol or not to Idol? (Story)
Jan 07, 2014
Blog: It’s a little late, but I’m on Beyoncé’s side (Story)
Dec 13, 2013
Junior unexpectedly sings with popular band (Story)
Dec 11, 2013
Merry Christmas is OK to say (Story)
Dec 10, 2013
Blog: My predictions for the 56th Grammy Awards (Story)
Dec 03, 2013
Blog: My favorite Christmas music (Story)
Nov 26, 2013
Blog: The album review I never anticipated writing: Midnight Memories by One Direction (Story)
Nov 19, 2013
Blog: An addition to my list of favorite bands (Story)
Nov 13, 2013
Blog: Justin Timberlake’s next total knockout (Story)
Nov 12, 2013
Gay shouldn’t be a derogatory term (Story)
Nov 05, 2013
Blog: Your music isn’t any better than mine (Story)
Oct 29, 2013
Blog: Pentatonix can pave the way for pop a capella music (Story)
Oct 22, 2013
Blog: The Fray don’t die (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
Blog: Return of the Mack (Story)
Oct 15, 2013
District veteran shares thoughts on overcrowding (Story)
Oct 13, 2013
Super Fun Night or just fun night? (Story)
Oct 08, 2013
Blog: I’ve always wondered what foxes say (Story)
Oct 01, 2013
Blog: Album review: Vessel by twenty one pilots (Story)
Sep 24, 2013
Blog: The death of pop punk (Story)
Sep 20, 2013
Self-image: Hayley Dozier (Story)
Sep 20, 2013
Senior participates in national BMX competitions (Story)
Nov 15, 2012
Seven questions with freshman fencer Rohit Biswas (Story)