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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...

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

jagPRIDE hosts door decorating contest for Red Ribbon Week

Maddie Schaffer and Elizabeth Joseph

October 31, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  In order to help promote healthy lifestyles and behavior, 33 seminar classrooms decorated their doors to promote a healthy lifestyle as a part of Red Ribbon Week. The activities were sponsored by jagPRIDE. The seminars classes of social studies teacher Chris McAfee and art teacher Jodi...

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Cross country girls place first and boys named runner-ups at EKL tournament

Jenna McDonald, JAG organizations editor

October 12, 2018


Filed under CROSS COUNTRY, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Cross Country competed against 7 different schools in the EKL championship, with girls varsity earning first and boys varsity receiving second. Freshman and second place runner Katie Schwartzkopf felt happy with the team's performance and accomplishments. “We always do really amazing and I am j...

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

September 26, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball was defeated by Blue Valley and St. James on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The team lost to Blue Valley 20-25 in the first set and 21-25 in the second set. Later that night, the jaguars fell to St. James as well, losing both sets 10-25. Freshman Amara Traiger felt that the team was not confiden...

Volleyball falls to De Soto in a five-set match

Volleyball falls to De Soto in a five-set match

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 22, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team fell to De Soto on Thursday, Sept. 20. The team won the first set 25-17, lost the second set 25-14 and lost the third set 25-22. The Jaguars came back to win the fourth set 26-24 but ended up losing the last set 15-11. Senior Sydney Pullen felt the team played well, even i...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

Sophomore Jessie Coleman appreciates the Upper C locker banks

Sophomore Jessie Coleman appreciates the Upper C locker banks

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

January 17, 2017


Filed under 5900 MONTICELLO ROAD, Special coverage

To the average eye, the Upper C locker banks don’t seem like somewhere one would consider extravagant or special. However, if they went in the morning they would find sophomore Jessie Coleman and her friends doing a variety of things from playing the ukulele to laughing at jokes. Sitting around a w...

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