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Boys tennis team places second in regionals

Boys tennis team places second in regionals

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire Features Editor

May 6, 2019


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING

 The boys tennis team was successful at regionals at Harmon Park Thursday and Friday May 2 and 3 placing second overall. Three of the six competitors that attended regionals qualified for state. Among the state qualifiers were senior Eric Schanker and doubles partner senior Jacob Hoffman. Coming...

Boys tennis team triumphs over Shawnee Mission Northwest

Boys tennis team triumphs over Shawnee Mission Northwest

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire Features Editor

April 12, 2019


Filed under BOYS TENNIS, SPORTS, SPRING

The boys tennis team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest in a dual that took place at the school Wednesday, April 10. Going into his doubles match, senior Jacob Hoffman was unsure about playing a tough competitor. “I felt excited for the doubles but a little bit nervous just because [my op...

Jags take third place in first division at Special Education Job Olympics

Jags take third place in first division at Special Education Job Olympics

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS

  The Jaguars placed third in the first division of the Special Education Job Olympics which took place at JCCC on Thursday, March 28. The competitions at the event consisted of basic job skills done in a restaurant or office, for example. Senior Matt Santaularia took part in the h...

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Sophie Lecuru and John Lehan

March 26, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Focusing in on his work, senior Killian O’Brien uses special equipment in his basement to create a new beat for an upcoming song of his. Several students at the school, including O’Brien, have taken up the hobby of uploading music onto SoundCloud and creating album covers. Whether continuing a li...

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:...

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