Mill Valley News

Debate team competes at state for second year

Debate team competes at state for second year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The debate team competed at state, hosted in Garden City, Kansas on Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12. While none of the teams placed, sophomores Adam White and Ben Wieland made it into the Double Octofinals with a record of 4:2, sophomores Anna Owsley and Grace McLeod had a record of 3:3, sophomores...

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...

Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school

Blue and Silver bands perform concert at school

Ben Wieland, JagWire Opinions Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The band performed a concert on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at the school.  The performance, which featured the songs “Accolade” by William Himes, “American Riversong Suite” by Pierre la Plante, “Whispers from the Heart” by Yuji Nomi, “Sleigh Ride” by The Ronettes, “As Eagles Soar” by James S...

Sophomore Brinna Russell ice skates competitively

Sophomore Brinna Russell ice skates competitively

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Skates glide across ice, it’s 5:30 a.m. and the sun hasn’t even risen yet, but perfecting a move as daunting as the double axel requires determination and perseverance. Sophomore Brinna Russell nails the move, but it’s not quite enough to satisfy her. After all, whenever you’re competing aga...

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

StuCo hosts after-school blood drive

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo collected 40 units of blood in their biannual blood drive on Wednesday, Oct. 24. The blood donated went to Community Blood Center, a Kansas City-based organization that serves blood to over 70 local hospitals. Junior StuCo representative Tripp Starr, who assisted in organizing the blood drive...

Band adds new percussion and freshmen to their lineup

Band adds new percussion and freshmen to their lineup

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Changes affect the band this year with the arrival of new pit percussion instruments and freshmen gaining the ability to join the marching band. The arrival of new percussion instruments, including xylophones, bells and marimbas, to the marching band holds new potential. In competitions, something as s...

Our community can’t forget about senior Nolan Sprague

Our community can’t forget about senior Nolan Sprague

JagWire staff

October 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

After senior Nolan Sprague was in a diving accident on Thursday, Aug. 9, he has been receiving inpatient care in Colorado to help him regain his motor skills, thanks in no small part to donations of both time and money from our community. Although our community’s effort so far has been impressive, we ...

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Spanish and French NHS induct new members into their societies

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Induction ceremonies for the French NHS and Spanish NHS were held on Thursday, Oct. 4, bringing in members for the new year. The night’s events started with the French NHS’ ceremony. While the ceremony didn’t start until 6 p.m., new and old club members alike had been rehearsing and setting...

“Brand Culture” is destructive to teens’ self esteem

“Brand Culture” is destructive to teens’ self esteem

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Keeping up with the lives of celebrities, procrastinating on homework, spending too much time on your phone and caring too much about what other people think. These are the four pillars of what teenagers are assumed to be doing. While they are exaggerated, there is truth to parts of them. In particular...

Past mistakes should not be forgotten

Past mistakes should not be forgotten

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 30, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

The idea that it’s human nature to make mistakes has been around far longer than I have, and it’s a point I doubt anyone would argue with. After all, who can’t look back at the life they’ve led and burn with embarrassment due to that one presentation you messed up freshman year, or sorrowfull...

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

JagWire staff

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Despite all Mill Valley students being required to take a semester-long Health class, only 49 percent of students in a survey of 185 believe sexuality education in health class is sufficient. Inconsistent sexuality education standards throughout Kansas have led to some students receiving an inadequate ab...

Several new classes are open to students

Several new classes are open to students

September 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS

AP Environmental Science For students passionate about the environment, AP Environmental Science offers a comprehensive look into the field of environmental science. According to AP Environmental Science teacher Julie Roberts, having another AP science class broadens the course selection and teac...

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