Mill Valley News

Strong journalism is essential to society

Strong journalism is essential to society

Ben Wieland and Sophia Armendariz

March 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

American journalism is in danger, at least the way we know it. Public trust in the media is plummeting: according to Axios, 72 percent of Americans believe that major news sources intentionally report fake news. Distrust in media has been an issue for years that, during the 2016 election, President Tr...

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

The band left on Thursday, March 7 for Orlando, Florida to attend the “You’re Instrumental Workshop” at Disney World. “We go into one of the Disney recording studios, and the students sight-read a bunch of Disney music. There’s a conductor that walks them through that [...] decides what ...

Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Students demonstrate leadership by directing theatrical productions

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

As the lights dim in the Little Theater, spectators anticipate the beginning of a story told on stage by actors, dancers and singers. The audience’s eyes are glued to those under the spotlight, but it is student directors behind the scenes that make the production possible. For junior Chloe Griffin, s...

Student trainers take care of athletes

Student trainers take care of athletes

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 19, 2019


Filed under SPORTS

A soccer player sits in the middle of the field, clutching their ankle, their faced scrunched up in agony. They don’t know what’s wrong with their ankle, but they’re certain it’s injured.  There’s no need to worry though, help is on its way. Student trainers are available to help treat inj...

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...

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