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There’s no shame in crying

There’s no shame in crying

May 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In many situations where we are experiencing emotions such as stress, anger, sadness, or pain - we find ourselves holding back tears. This is likely due to our desire to appear as strong, rather than weak or overly sensitive. However, the idea that crying is a sign of weakness is completely false. ...

Peers in Learning host fourth annual Special Populations Prom

Peers in Learning host fourth annual Special Populations Prom

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 25, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Smiles and laughs echoed throughout the Auxiliary Gym as students from Bonner High School, Lansing High School, Eudora High School and Tonganoxie High School celebrated the 2019 Special Populations Prom on Friday, March 22. Along with the dance, games such as “UNO,” Bowling, “Trashketball,” na...

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Longest government shutdown in history affects student body in many aspects of their lives

Ally Nguyen and Ben Wieland

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

After 35 days, the longest government shutdown in U.S history ended on Friday, Jan. 25. The reopening is only temporary, though, as the continuing resolution only funds the government for 21 days. According to the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, the majority of government agencies and programs rely on funding appropriations made by Congress. The shutdown occurred after a budget wasn’t approved due to debates over...

Being bilingual provides students with an avenue of expression

Being bilingual provides students with an avenue of expression

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

December 26, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Language is everywhere, surrounding each and every individual with a stream of words, an abundance of culture and a plethora of voices. While different parts of the world express their voices in different ways, it is through language that people can remain connected. According to sophomore Sofia Nicot, who spea...

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

Students from each grade level question gender’s role in everyday life

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Bella Line: Do guys cry often? And under what circumstances? Ben Stove: I cry a whole lot, I’m just going to say that right now. I’m really emotional.  Cade Clauder: Depends on the guy. I’ll only cry at a funeral or a really sad movie. Avery Altman: How do you deal if your friends...

Cotillion recognizes five seniors for leadership and service

Cotillion recognizes five seniors for leadership and service

Maddie Schaffer, JAG reporter/photographer

December 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS

For 68 years, students from various high schools have been joining the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties in their annual Cotillion ball. Seniors Ryan Williams, Ally Klaudt, Paige Nentwig, Mia Thomas and Jakob Twigg were nominated and chosen to participate this year. While the co...

Smartphones are negatively impacting our lives

Smartphones are negatively impacting our lives

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

November 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Nearly every time I glance at my surroundings – whether I’m in the living room with my family, sitting in a car full of people, or in a classroom full of students before class starts — the majority of people are staring down at their cell phones. Although I’ll admit, I’m usually one of tho...

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