Mill Valley News

Students share the snacks they plan on eating in college

Students share the snacks they plan on eating in college

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

May 18, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

College eating often brings to mind cafeteria halls and cheap ramen noodles, but for senior Sarah Gawith meals are going to be a lot more home-cooked. This upcoming school year, Gawith will be living in one of KU’s Scholarship Halls, which leave the burden of cooking and cleaning to the students ...

Mayhem Week: Students face-off in annual “Mill Valley’s Got Talent”

Mayhem Week: Students face-off in annual “Mill Valley’s Got Talent”

May 4, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students competed in “Mill Valley’s Got Talent” on Thursday May 2 in the Little Theater, with junior Anna Paden taking first, the saxophone quartet “Sax Appeal” featuring seniors Marah Shulda, Tyler Jeanneret and Tommy Tanaka and sophomore John Fraka taking second, and senior Eric Schan...

Senior Engineering students present year-long projects at annual event hosted by the KC Stem Alliance

Senior Engineering students present year-long projects at annual event hosted by the KC Stem Alliance

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 25, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Seniors enrolled in the Engineering Development and Design class presented their projects at the eighth annual Senior Showcase hosted by the KC Stem Alliance on Tuesday, April 23. Seniors Aniston Cumbie, Andrew Thomas, Harry Ahrenholtz and Matthew Richle’s project, which seeks to make airplane lav...

New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

New additions lead the Catty Shack to an income increase

Sam Hanson and John Lehan

April 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Catty Shack has implemented several changes in recent months to make purchasing items easier for customers as well as for school store workers.The school store now accepts credit and debit cards using a new system called the “Square,” and the resulting profits have allowed the Catty Shack to create more...

Staff editorial: Students should consider all post-graduation options

Staff editorial: Students should consider all post-graduation options

Ben Wieland and John Lehan

April 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Most students have realized by now that the mantra “you can be whatever you want when you grow up” is a bit misleading. However, sometimes cynical high schoolers skew too far in the other direction; we pigeonhole ourselves into a certain college, a certain trade or a certain career before we’ve...

Symphonic band receives a one rating and concert band receives a two rating at state

Symphonic band receives a one rating and concert band receives a two rating at state

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The band competed in a statewide contest at J.C. Harmon High School on Wednesday, April 10. Performing among schools from across Kansas, the symphonic band received a one rating and concert band received a two rating. According to sophomore Carmen Frieh, who played the clarinet with the symphonic ...

Soloists perform in spring Jazz Band concert

Soloists perform in spring Jazz Band concert

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 27, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Jazz Band held a concert at the school on Tuesday, March 26 that featured multiple Mill Valley students as soloists. Sophomore Audrey Hereth was one such soloists, playing a melody on the piano during the song “A Step From The Edge.” Other soloists include sophomores Jason Kingsbury and Wil...

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...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

Using social media responsibly is good

Using social media responsibly is good

JagWire staff

February 11, 2019


Filed under Staff editorials

It’s obvious to any student with a cell phone that social media is taking our generation by storm. Students who use YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other platforms to express themselves demonstrate the beneficial effects of social media, but it is important to be wary of the consequences of overuse ...

Adoption can be a great way to expand a family

Adoption can be a great way to expand a family

Tatum Elliott, JagWire news editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Discovering what adoption was as a child was one of the most eye-opening experiences of my life. The concept of families not being biologically related was somewhat confusing, but the sentiment behind it struck a chord with me. As I learned more about it, my opinion that most families should at least...

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