Mill Valley News

People should choose their careers without considering gender

People should choose their careers without considering gender

Julie Brown, Guest reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender inequality: one of the topics, like politics, that can end friendships, families, and marriages if debated. Many self-proclaimed feminists that I’ve spoken to in my life say that, in their ideal world, women dominate STEM careers, with men pushed aside into caregiving and education careers. So, igno...

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

The district non-discrimination policy lacks protections for LBGTQ students

Sam Hanson and Steven Curto

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many other school districts in Kansas, USD 232 has a nondiscrimination policy which outlines what protections students and staff have under law. These include “not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, sex, religion, or disability in its programs, activities or emp...

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

Candidates’ genders shouldn’t influence voting

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Often devolving into childish name calling or other forms of mudslinging, politics houses many candidates campaigning off more than just their stance on issues. Many voters make decisions based on a variety of factors, but a candidate’s gender should not be one of them. Political office is no different than any ot...

Change is up to our generation

Change is up to our generation

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender stereotypes are so entrenched in society that although they are untrue, many are still seen as fact. Women are emotional. Men are tough. Women are supposed to be homemakers. Men are supposed to be doctors and lawyers. These stereotypes misrepresent large portions of society and without change ...

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Letter from the editors: it’s a (wo)man’s world

Ally Nguyen, Anika Roy, and Annie Myers

December 13, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, GENDER, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS, Special coverage

Hi everyone. As always, we welcome you back to another issue of the JagWire. As we’re sure you’ll notice right away, issue four looks a little different than any issue we’ve put out before, as all 24 pages revolve around one coherent theme: gender. Producing this paper forced our staff to go be...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

De Soto sophomores start district girls lacrosse team

John Lehan and Ben Wieland

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage, SPORTS

A new district girls lacrosse team, open to all girls from Mill Valley and De Soto, will play their inaugural season this spring. The team was founded by DHS sophomores Kaitlin Torres and Kennedy Ebberts, who faced challenges just for the chance to start the team. “We did a lot of research and sent a lot o...

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Ben Wieland and John Lehan

December 11, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

In light of the school’s recent girls team state titles, one could easily conclude gender stereotypes in sports have dissipated. Although the imbalance between boys and girls in sports has been decreasing at Mill Valley, gender stereotypes remain an integral piece of history. Boys basketball coa...

Senior Keegan Lenkey transitions to living as genderfluid

Senior Keegan Lenkey transitions to living as genderfluid

Elizabeth Fleming, Mill Valley News assistant editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

What does genderfluid mean? It’s kind of hard to explain, but the way I look at it like a box where one corner is boy, one is girl, one is both, one is none and the middle is all. I can be anywhere in that box any day. What do you wish people knew about genderfluid people, or anyone who identi...

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