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Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Jazz Band holds first concert of the year

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Jazz band performed at their first concert of the year on Thursday, Nov. 29. Sophomore saxophonist and guitarist John Fraka was featured in several solos along with junior saxophonist Joey Gillette and junior saxophonist Adam Tilden.   Since the beginning of the semester, jazz band ha...

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Jaguars take down St. James Academy to clench the regional title

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars took the regional title on Friday, Nov. 2, defeating the St. James Academy Thunder 24-7. The Thunder received the kick off to start the game and were forced to punt the ball away on the first drive. Senior defensive back Ben Hanson credits his defensive coach in training them f...

Jaguars defeat Blue Valley at home

Jaguars defeat Blue Valley at home

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars defeated the Blue Valley Tigers 18-7, holding them to one touchdown on Friday, Oct. 13. To start the game, the Jaguars kicked off to the Tigers. The Jaguars forced a punt on the Tiger’s first possession. Senior linebacker Chase Shryock blocked the punt, which gave the Jaguars the ball...

Jaguars fall to Blue Valley North at home

Jaguars fall to Blue Valley North at home

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

September 30, 2018


Filed under Top stories

The Jaguars fell to the Blue Valley North Mustangs on Friday, Sept. 28. Shortly after kicking off to the Mustangs, the Jaguars recovered a fumble in the end zone resulting in a safety. This put them ahead 2-0, only 44 seconds into the game. With 7:55 left in the first quarter, junior lineback...

Jaguars defeat St. James in Homecoming game

Jaguars defeat St. James in Homecoming game

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

September 9, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, Homecoming 2018, Special coverage, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars won their Homecoming game scoring two touchdowns in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind win against the St. James Thunder on Friday, Sept. 8. The Jags kicked off to St. James to begin the game. After both teams punted on their first two possessions, senior linebacker Chase Shry...

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,...

Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Girls physical education learns self-defense techniques

Taylir Charest, JAG Reporter

April 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The first ever self-defense class taught in girls physical education occurred on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13. Instructor Steven Kinser led the class using the Bushidokan system.  This is a system that combines Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitsu and transforms it into a street-ready self defense, ac...

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going to a high school that offers a safe learning environment, friends and having caring parents at home is what all teenagers want. The problem is, all teenagers don’t receive that. Teenagers are being discriminated in their own homes by parents because they identify themselves as lesbian, gay, tra...

Girls physical education class participates in dance unit

Girls physical education class participates in dance unit

Taylir Charest

February 7, 2018


Filed under NEWS

At the beginning of the second semester each year, the girls physical education class does an aerobic dance unit. They receive four class periods to work on their dance and after they’ve come up with their dance, they teach the rest of the class. Physical education teacher Christine Preston likes this unit bec...

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Elizabeth Joseph, Taylir Charest, and Jakob Twigg

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the drama and theatre department has put together a single-cast, thespian-exclusive production of the musical comedy “She Loves Me” directed, choreographed and put together entirely by a group of senior members of the school’s thespian troupe. The show runs...

Senior Spencer Rahn works towards taking over his family’s farm

Senior Spencer Rahn works towards taking over his family’s farm

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

January 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Working long hours outside in both the freezing cold and humid weather doesn’t sound like the ideal job to most people. However, senior Spencer Rahn expected this when he decided to seek a career in farming. Spencer plans to take over his grandfather’s farm in Arkansas City, Kansas after high...

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