Mill Valley News

Softball takes two wins against St. James

Softball takes two wins against St. James

Taylir Charest, JAG Reporter

May 2, 2018


Filed under SOFTBALL, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The softball team defeated the St. James Thunder 13-0 and 23-0 in a double header on Tuesday, May 1. The team’s mindset going into the game was key in getting these wins, according to sophomore Jessica Garcia. “Starting out, we focused on playing good defense, hitting low and having fun,...

A perfect body doesn’t exist

A perfect body doesn’t exist

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Everybody wants to be who they are, but in high school they don’t always get that chance. High school is full of expectations and drama that labels teens based off their appearance. Every day teens are categorized by the typical labels of populars, geeks, jocks and outcasts. The problem is that not everyon...

Fashion blog allows math teacher Sarah Sides to express her style

Fashion blog allows math teacher Sarah Sides to express her style

Gabby Cabrera, JAG reporter

February 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Posing for her daily selfie, math teacher Sarah Sides posts her outfit of the day on her Facebook blog “School in Style,” a fashion blog she started in mid-October. Sides initially became interested in clothes and shopping in her early teens. “I think it’s just a pretty natural thing ...

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Sophomore Justin Deas trains as a first-degree black belt

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG reporter/photographer

January 29, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Set in a fighting stance dressed in a white robe called a Gi, sophomore Justin Deas prepares to take out his opponent in sparring and perform in his weapons division at his meet in mid-October. Taking after his family, Deas joined the American Sport Karate Center in sixth grade and is now a first deg...

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Theatre allows for freshman Leif Campbell to gain confidence

Gabby Cabrera, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Dressed up in a suit of glitter, freshman Leif Campbell focuses as he prepares for the next act of “High School Musical” at his community theatre, the Culture House, in the summer of 2017.  The scene changes as characters get into position and the music began, starting the next act. Taking after h...

The John B. Glaser Fire Station comes together to protect the City of Shawnee

The John B. Glaser Fire Station comes together to protect the City of Shawnee

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG photographer

December 10, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

The garage doors close and the smell of smoke lingers as sighs of relief after a long call are heard throughout the John B. Glaser Fire Station on Wednesday, Nov. 29. In early 1924, the Shawnee Fire Department was organized when a group of citizens came together to collect enough money to buy a fire truck that would be staffed by vo...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

StuCo holds a First Friday to start homecoming week

StuCo holds a First Friday to start homecoming week

Ally Nguyen, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 2, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  The homecoming theme this year is “I Love Kansas City,” and to start off the spirit week, StuCo held a mock First Friday before school on Friday, Sept. 1. First Fridays are a widely-known Kansas City tradition where people from the surrounding area gather to view artwork, enjoy live ...

New nurses adjust to handling daily issues faced by students

New nurses adjust to handling daily issues faced by students

Sydney Wilson, reporter

December 15, 2011


Filed under FEATURES

School nurse Andrea Allison sits in a quiet office, working on reports on Monday, Dec. 12. "It’s finals, so people are taking advantage of the time to study. It’s not too busy today," Allison said. It isn’t always like this in the nurse’s office, however. "There may be nobody, or there may be si...

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