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The science of sound

The science of sound

Libby Mullican, JAG editor-in-chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

JAG staffer: How do we produce sound? Science teacher Eric Thomas: It starts with the diaphragm and the lungs. The diaphragm acts on the lungs and it [relays] pressure to either bring air into the lungs or exhale air out of the lungs. The same thing affects your vocal cords, so as you speak, air is pushed p...

Girls swim places first at Turner meet

Girls swim places first at Turner meet

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls swim team competed against 11 other schools at Turner High School on Wednesday, April 26. The girls won the meet by 226 points, with the Bishop Miege Stags coming in second with 334 points. This was also senior night for the girls swim team, so the underclassmen and coaches honored...

Girls swim takes second at first meet of season

Girls swim takes second at first meet of season

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 22, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls swim team placed second out of eight teams in its first meet of the season at Shawnee Mission North on Wednesday, March 21. All three relay teams also qualified for state. According to assistant coach Kirsten Crandall, the meet’s structure was “a completely different format than t...

Psychology club hosts first guest speaker

Psychology club hosts first guest speaker

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

March 3, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The newly founded Psychology club hosted its first guest speaker, licensed clinical psychotherapist Lane Laird, on Friday, March 2. Laird shared to members of the club, as well as students enrolled in both Psychology and AP Psychology courses, about his career path and the responsibilities his job entail...

Myth of brain hemisphere dominance contrasts popular belief

Myth of brain hemisphere dominance contrasts popular belief

Nora Lucas and Drake Brizendine

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In comedian Bo Burnham’s popular song “Left Brain, Right Brain,” Burnham’s brain separates itself, with one side singing about evolutionary purpose and the other singing about Oreos and love. These lyrics explain a well-known thought process in pop psychology: the left brain is logical and i...

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Suicide Prevention Month brings attention to importance of topic

Abby Layton and Nora Lucas

September 29, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Every day, 1,368 students walk to and from class, discussing friends, relationships and the next big test coming up. Each of these students is an individual facing his or her own distinct and unique problems, and many may feel lost in the noise of a big, high-achieving school. Those students may ...

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Boys swim and dive places 11th overall at the state meet

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

Boys swim and dive placed 11th overall at the 5A state competition on Friday, Feb. 18 for the preliminary rounds, and Saturday, Feb. 19 for the final rounds. The two-day event took place at the Capitol Federal Natatorium in Topeka. A first team all-state medal was awarded to senior Mitch Willough...

Staff receives suicide prevention training to reduce suicide rates among teens

Staff receives suicide prevention training to reduce suicide rates among teens

Lexi Flipse and Ally Nguyen

February 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

While students were home for winter break on Tuesday, Jan. 3, teachers and administration had a professional work day in preparation for the second semester. Part of this preparation included a new type of training: suicide prevention. This training resulted from Kansas being the 19th state to pass ...

Boys swim loses dual to Blue Valley Southwest

Boys swim loses dual to Blue Valley Southwest

Allison Winker, JAG people editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The pool was much less crowded than usual as the boys swim team competed in a dual against Blue Valley Southwest on Tuesday, Jan. 24. The team lost the dual but had three first-place finishes. Since the meet was a dual instead of a competition against multiple schools like usual, assistant coa...

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