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Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Girls soccer defeats Basehor-Linwood

Taylor Anderson, JAG editor-in-chief

May 4, 2016


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team beat Basehor-Linwood 8-1 on Tuesday, May 3. “I thought the game went really well,” freshman forward Shyanne Best said. “It started off slow because we were tired from the game yesterday, but then it got stronger.” After defeating Blue Valley North 2-1 in overtime...

Politics in discussion: two students discuss the presidential race

Politics in discussion: two students discuss the presidential race

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

April 2, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Due to increasing tensions between political parties of both candidates and their followers, the school has seen its fair share of political debates between students. In an attempt to hear a debate that doesn’t involve rude remarks between individuals, two students of differing political ideologies, ...

Why I chose to go to an all-girls college

Why I chose to go to an all-girls college

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

March 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In eighth grade, my grandmother suggested for me to start looking into colleges, and that an all-girls college in Missouri was amazing. No offense if you're reading this Nana, but an all-girls college? In Missouri? Fourteen-year-old me said, “Next joke.” But, lo and behold, December of my sophomore...

Former principal Dr. Joseph Novak coordinates and teaches master’s programs at KU

Former principal Dr. Joseph Novak coordinates and teaches master’s programs at KU

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

March 2, 2016


Filed under Special coverage, WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Although it takes a combined effort to run a school, much of what makes Mill Valley the school that it is, whether it be staff, students or tradition, can be credited to former principal Dr. Joseph Novak, who retired from the district in 2010. Yet teaching and administration was not always Novak’s ori...

Pep assembly marks end of Wish Week, celebrates Winter Homecoming

Pep assembly marks end of Wish Week, celebrates Winter Homecoming

Kat Anglemyer, JAG editor-in-chief

February 6, 2016


Filed under NEWS

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We shouldn’t be forgetting about female authors or historical figures

We shouldn’t be forgetting about female authors or historical figures

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

February 5, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I was seven, I wanted to be Elizabeth Swann from Pirates of the Caribbean. She was independent, a leader and all-around awesome. The only problem was, she was fictional and a pirate — two things I couldn't be. The problem with my admiration of a fictional character was that I did so out of l...

The Music Man: The best debuts by ‘American Idol’ alumni

The Music Man: The best debuts by ‘American Idol’ alumni

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 2, 2016


Filed under BLOGS

I used to really like watching “American Idol.” (I can even name all the winners, in order. Try me.) With its decline in quality in recent years, I haven’t made much time to keep up with the show, but I do know this year marks its final season. I would argue that “American Idol” has been ...

Bowling teams win home meet on Jan. 27

Bowling teams win home meet on Jan. 27

Sydney Parker, JAG reporter

January 29, 2016


Filed under BOWLING, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys and girls bowling teams finished first in their home meet against Piper and Topeka West on Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Park Lanes. The boys team finished the meet with a final score of 2,575 and the girls finished with a total score of 1,743. According to junior Marc Hinnen, who individu...

Robotics team learns about new event

Robotics team learns about new event

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

January 15, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To kick off the season, Robotics members watched videos and read the rules for this season’s event, provided by the First Robotics Corporation on Saturday, Jan. 9. The First Stronghold event includes five defenses, with one low bar set and four surprise defenses the robot must challenge. “The...

What I learned from a former Syrian refugee

What I learned from a former Syrian refugee

Shelby Hudson, JAG editor-in-chief

December 18, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When I visited the Islamic Center of Kansas, I stuck out like a sore thumb in my jeans compared to the beautiful women dressed in traditional hijabs, and I am afraid it seemed all too obvious that it was my first time at a mosque. Yet, when Mariam Yasin, a volunteer who graciously accepted my request...

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