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Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Community rallies around senior injured in diving accident

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Jakob Twigg

August 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, Top stories

The community has come together after senior Nolan Sprague was paralyzed from the waist down after a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9. Sprague is currently out of the ICU and is now in the pediatrics wing at Overland Park Regional Hospital following the accident. He is undergoin...

Students and grandparents bond after living together

Students and grandparents bond after living together

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Sitting down for dinner, senior Kendall Gaignat shares highlights of her day with her family, including her grandmother, Ova Gaignat — a nightly occurrence. Due to a multitude of factors, students and their families have taken in grandparents to care for them. While Ova came to live with her in 201...

Flix for You: “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.”

Flix for You: “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica.”

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

I finally jumped on the bandwagon with this one, and I don’t regret it. This one is a timeless gem of a show. “The Office” is a show that sounds really boring based on the plotline, but it’s really funny once you get into it. It’s about this group of people that work for a paper company ca...

Coach Travis Keal receives 5A wrestling coach of the year award

Coach Travis Keal receives 5A wrestling coach of the year award

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Head wrestling coach Travis Keal was named the Kansas 5A Wrestling Coach of the Year by the Kansas Wrestling Association on Thursday, April 5. He found out over Twitter that he received the award. The Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association chose Keal to be the recipient for the 5A division. The Kansas...

Flix for You: Anyone need some w-w-w-water?

Flix for You: Anyone need some w-w-w-water?

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, FLIX FOR YOU

To me, Adam Sandler movies will be always be classics. There always seems to be one on TV and they never fail to make me laugh. One I finally got around to watching is “The Waterboy.” It features an uneducated man named Bobby Boucher. He’s a waterboy for a college football team that never wins. ...

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

DECA members compete at state competition in Overland Park

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

March 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Nearly everyone who participated in an event placed in the top 10 at the state DECA competition at the Marriott hotel in Overland Park on Sunday, March 4 through Tuesday, March 6. Members have two role-play scenarios along with a test that might be longer than normal. Senior Vice President Hailey St...

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

With kids, after school can be hectic. Between running around the elementary school gym,  rounding up the kids for a snack at home and helping a fussy baby settle into a nap, high school students are there to help.   As an after-school job, plenty of students split off to the elementary schools t...

If you suppress it, no one can see it

If you suppress it, no one can see it

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have a few choice words I would like to say to former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. This case against Nassar has been pretty black and white, considering the abundance of women who have come out about what he did to them; according to the New York Times, over 160 women had claims...

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...

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