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Students in broadcast take advantage of leadership opportunities

Students in broadcast take advantage of leadership opportunities

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire Features Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

The room is filled with an air of anticipation as students bustle around the studio, hurrying to their places before MVTV goes live for their weekly episode. A lot of hard work is put into airing a weekly episode of MVTV including story ideas, story assignments and schedules, filming and critiques. Behind the scenes, leadership plays an imp...

Students and teachers at the school explain why they enjoy thrifting

Students and teachers at the school explain why they enjoy thrifting

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Shopping for pre-owned items at thrift stores has become more and more popular and has even established its own verb: thrifting. Students and teachers at the school have been following the trend as well by doing some “thrifting” of their own. Freshman Maddy Williams enjoys thrifting for clothes because of ...

A review of POUR Coffeehouse and what it has to offer

A review of POUR Coffeehouse and what it has to offer

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Ambiance Located in Olathe, just 13 minutes from the school, POUR Coffeehouse is a quaint looking business from the outside and is even cuter on the inside. It’s nicely decorated, as a coffeehouse should be, with several large windows allowing for natural light to enter and brighten up the business....

Boys swim team competed in EKL meet at Blue Valley Southwest

Boys swim team competed in EKL meet at Blue Valley Southwest

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, Winter

The boys swim team travelled to Blue Valley Southwest High School to compete in their EKL meet on Friday and Saturday Feb. 1 and 2. Sophomore Cole McClure felt the meet went very well. “Everyone swam their hardest and was dropping time,” McClure said. “All the relays did really well ...

Our school should have vending machines

Our school should have vending machines

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

February 1, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Our school’s halls lack one important piece that can be found in most other schools: vending machines. While the seniors at our school experienced the luxury of vending machines their freshman year, they have since been removed. Vending machines should be accessible to students at our school again...

Science Olympiad team competes at Northland invitational

Science Olympiad team competes at Northland invitational

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The Science Olympiad team competed in the Northland Invitational at Oak Park High School on Saturday, Jan. 26. The team placed fourth overall. According to junior Joan Downey, a lot of work went into preparing for the competition. “We do a lot of practice tests and we have practice every...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

New table tennis club promotes fun and competitive environment for its members

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The rhythmic bouncing of pingpong balls and shouts of victory could be heard from the senior cafe as the table tennis club gathered for its weekly meeting at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday Oct. 25. A normal meeting for the club includes table tennis matches to 11 or 21 and king of the court. Students of all s...

Teachers should not assign group projects

Teachers should not assign group projects

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

There are two types of people when it comes to group projects: The person that dedicates their time to making the project as perfect as possible, and the person who watches as all the work gets done for them. Group projects are rarely a collaborative effort and that is why individual projects should ...

Students grow closer after their families combine

Students grow closer after their families combine

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

October 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Waking up in a rush in the morning, senior Alec Schiffman and junior Emma Smith get dressed and hurriedly push past each other as they leave the house to commute to school in separate cars. While many students attend school with their biological siblings, a few students attend the same high school a...

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