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Health should come before work

Health should come before work

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

April 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

There’s an older meme that most internet users under the age of 17 have seen 一 it’s a triangle, with friends, sleep and good grades each in a different corner, and in the center, it says “choose two.” When I was an eighth grader, I thought the graphic was exaggerated, and I vowed to myself that I wo...

Lack of sleep affects mental, physical health of teens

Lack of sleep affects mental, physical health of teens

Alison Booth and Elizabeth Joseph

December 30, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

As you get home from a sports game, you check the clock. It’s 10 p.m. and you have tons of homework due tomorrow that you haven’t completed. Even though you can feel yourself beginning to crash, you start working anyway, checking your phone along the way to catch up on today’s feed. Finally, you...

Tanning is more beneficial than it seems

Tanning is more beneficial than it seems

Lizzie Kulcsar, JagWire reporter

April 29, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

If someone would have asked me a month ago what I thought about tanning in beds, I would have gone on a rant about how dangerous it is and how such a danger is a stupid one to face just to get tan skin. Little did I know that people don’t go tanning just for a darker pigmentation of skin. My psychiatrist...

Freshmen PE classes participate in CPR training

Freshmen PE classes participate in CPR training

Taylor Anderson, JAG reporter

April 2, 2015


Filed under NEWS

Boys in freshmen PE classes received CPR training and certification Wednesday, April 1 - Thursday, April 2. Students learned the basic techniques of CPR for both adults and children, as well as the Heimlich maneuver and how to operate an automated external defibrillator. To prepare students for real-life...

Sophomores learn about organ donation on field trip

Sophomores learn about organ donation on field trip

Lizzie Kulcsar, JagWire reporter

October 31, 2014


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Kansas City Public Library Truman Forum Auditorium filled with high school students from all over the Kansas area for The Gift of Life rally on Thursday, Oct. 30. Health students from Mill Valley had the opportunity to sign up and then were randomly selected by their teacher to go on the trip. Images...

Grades are sometimes not worth the cost

Grades are sometimes not worth the cost

Jack Lopez, JagWire managing editor

January 28, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Most of us have been there at some point: it’s 1 a.m., you have only finished half of your homework, you have at least another hour to go and you are asking yourself why you’re even still up. That’s a valid question. Why stay up? There is an underlying problem in this situation: students are sacrificing...

Q&A with health teacher Amy McClure

Q&A with health teacher Amy McClure

Jack Lopez, opinion editor

March 14, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

What are some common dieting myths? A lot of people believe that depends on what time of day you eat a certain food as to how it affects their body weight, and that’s not true: calories are calories. Or that certain types of calories, like carbohydrates, proteins or fats, that one is worse than th...

Organ donor speaker presents to Health classes

Organ donor speaker presents to Health classes

Ellen Bodine, JAG editor-in-chief

September 19, 2012


Filed under NEWS

What does it mean to be an organ donor? That was the question discussed by presenters Kim Harbur and Debra Callaway during their presentation to Health students on Wednesday, Sept. 19 during Silver 3. Harbur founded the organization The Gift of Life after her son Luke Harbur received a liver transpla...

Health teacher McClure wins national title

Hanna Torline, reporter

September 23, 2010


Filed under NEWS

Health teacher Amy McClure was recently named the 2010 National Health Educator of the Year. When she heard that she had been chosen for the award, she was both surprised and honored. "I feel like my job impacts other’s lives," McClure said. She has been teaching health education for 15 years...

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