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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 ...

Students participate in peaceful walkout to recognize victims of school shooting in Florida

Students participate in peaceful walkout to recognize victims of school shooting in Florida

Ashlyn Windmiller, JAG reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A student-led walkout on Thursday, March 8 at the front of the school honored the victims of the Parkland High School shooting. Students left their classrooms at 9:55 a.m. and chosen demonstrators read the names of the victims while dropping roses at 10 a.m.. To end the walkout, organizer senior Clai...

Sophomore Dominic Martinez shares passion of music through SoundCloud account

Sophomore Dominic Martinez shares passion of music through SoundCloud account

Alison Booth, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Sitting in an isolated, homemade recording studio in his house, sophomore Dominic Martinez sings into a microphone, recording his voice. Instead of playing the song back to just himself, though, Martinez uploads the song onto his SoundCloud account, where both his peers and strangers will later listen...

Sophomore Dominic Martinez becomes more accepting of himself and others after coming out as gay

Sophomore Dominic Martinez becomes more accepting of himself and others after coming out as gay

Erin Miller, JAG reporter

November 1, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

From a young age, sophomore Dominic Martinez felt different from others. Recently, Martinez has confronted this feeling by being comfortable with his sexuality, allowing him to come out as gay to his friends and family. It took a great deal of self preparation, but the positive support from his frien...

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio campaigns in Overland Park

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio campaigns in Overland Park

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2016


Filed under NEWS

Going to a rally for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio wasn’t originally about hearing policy points for junior Olivia Jamison. Jamison, who will be able to vote in the upcoming presidential election, attended Rubio’s rally at the Marriott in Overland Park on Friday, March 4, initia...

Plans for additional staff parking begin

Plans for additional staff parking begin

Alison Booth, JagWire reporter

February 11, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Administrators recently announced a new parking plan that includes building a new staff parking lot at the east side of the school, issuing senior and junior parking passes, having a sophomore lottery for remaining spots and no longer allowing freshmen the option of driving to school. The new plan will go...

Students sing at Make-A-Wish’s open mic night

Students sing at Make-A-Wish’s open mic night

Jillian Leiby, JagWire managing editor

February 2, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Make-A-Wish put on its first open mic night on Monday, Feb. 1, at Country Club Cafe. Donations from a silent auction that occurred beforehand, as well as tips and 50 percent of the profit from the night, went toward the Make-A-Wish foundation. With a goal of raising $800 during Make-A-Wish’s Wi...

Blog: Review: ‘Spring Breakers’

Blog: Review: ‘Spring Breakers’

Austin Gillespie, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 5, 2013


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

  You’re surrounded by beautiful people, have seemingly endless amounts of cash, have been partying nonstop on the beach for the last week and are accompanied by your three best friends. Maybe you’re vacationing on your dream spring break, or maybe you’re just a character in Harmony Kor...

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