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Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

A few weeks ago, after putting the final touches on the foreign exchange page for the second issue of the JagWire, I decided to take a break and scroll through Facebook. While I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed that a peculiar ad had popped up. It advertised enrollment in a high school foreign exchan...

Letters From The Editors: New year, new Mill Valley News

Letters From The Editors: New year, new Mill Valley News

Justin Curto and Jena Smith

January 9, 2016


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Welcome back to Letters From The Editors. Believe it or not, it’s now 2016 and we only have one more semester left as editors (and as high schoolers). We’ve decided to dedicate this blog to reflecting on 2015 and laying the groundwork for new goals. In case you don’t know how we got here ......

Letters From The Editors: Follow for follow? (Except we probably won’t follow back, sorry)

Letters From The Editors: Follow for follow? (Except we probably won’t follow back, sorry)

Justin Curto and Jena Smith

October 11, 2015


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Welcome back to Letters From The Editors. Yesterday, our Twitter account (@millvalleynews) reached 2,000 followers. Considering our school only has just over 1,350 students in it, we consider this to be quite the accomplishment. As the editors of an online publication, social media is our biggest...

Methods of getting news differ between students and teachers

Methods of getting news differ between students and teachers

Nick Booth, Jillian Leiby, Braden Shaw, JagWire news editor, JagWire opinion editor, JagWire reporter

March 12, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Sitting at her desk before class, sophomore Claire Allen opens up her BBC app and sees a story about Google and Apple creating a “smart car,” or a car that can operate like a smart phone. Using apps created by outlets such as KCTV5, Fox News and BBC, Allen reads news articles like these every day. Al...

The Music Man: EP review: “Infinity EP” by AJR

The Music Man: EP review: “Infinity EP” by AJR

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under BLOGS

If you’re one of my faithful readers from last year, you probably read my post where I blogged about an indie pop band called AJR, which comprises brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. Well, that blog post was my claim to fame for all of last year. Why, you ask? After writing it, I had decided to Faceboo...

“Selfie” named 2013 Word of the Year

“Selfie” named 2013 Word of the Year

Sarah Myers, Callee Linton, JagWire reporter, JagWire reporter

December 11, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

They are taking over Twitter timelines and invading Instagram feeds. Over the past year, selfies have exploded in social media. So much, in fact, that the word “selfie” was recently named the 2013 Word of the Year by Oxford Dictionary. According to Oxford, a selfie is defined as a photograph taken...

Staff editorial: School environment changing

Staff editorial: School environment changing

JagWire staff

March 14, 2013


Filed under OPINION

In the past year, the overall opinion of our school has seemed to change dramatically. A few years ago, we used to go on Facebook and see comments about how much everyone hates our school. Lately, it seems like the common opinion has been just the opposite. Instead of complaining, students are finally...

Staff editorial: Cyberbullying problem begins to worsen

Staff editorial: Cyberbullying problem begins to worsen

JagWire staff, staff editorial

February 2, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As the number of social network users rises, so do the number of reported cases of cyberbullying. Our school proves no exception to this, and the number of times harassment on sites like Facebook and Twitter has infiltrated our student population has gotten ridiculous. At our school in the last year, ...

Facebook releases list of 40 most shared articles for 2011

Kaitlin Rounds, web editor

November 29, 2011


Filed under NEWS

Earlier this afternoon, Facebook released a list of the 40 most shared news articles in 2011. This list is expected to be updated again at the end of the year, but the current list reflects much of the nation's interests and is expected to help marketers target exactly what their audience wants to read...

You’re free to type what you please…to an extent

Austin Gillespie, a&e editor

October 24, 2011


Filed under BLOGS

It’s no secret that social networking profiles allow a user to express himself virtually however he may please. However, certain unspoken rules still apply. Problematic tweeting and Facebook status updating appear to be continuing issues in this generation. With a decent number of Facebook friends a...

Spreading cancer awareness by Facebook is not effective

Kaitlin Rounds, reporter

November 16, 2010


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Facebook is a great way to update your friends on what you’re doing and stay in touch with ones you may not see as much through photos and wall posts. Facebook, however, may not be the best way to find a cure for cancer. The newest Facebook trend has been posting statuses such as "Everyone has 1000...

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