Mill Valley News

Record number of women elected into public office

Record number of women elected into public office

Steven Curto and Sam Hanson

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Like many young girls, sophomore Patty McClain was inspired by the 2018 midterm elections record-breaking results. A record number of women were elected into Congress and other government positions, which in the past have been predominantly held by men. “[The midterms] made me really proud to be...

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Anna Ricker and Molly Smith

November 28, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team competed in their first swim meet of the season against Olathe West and St. James on Tuesday, Nov. 27th. The meet took place at Mission Trails Middle School, where the team placed first overall with a total of 109 points. A relay team consisting of freshman Ryan Biven, junior Colby Beg...

Letter from the editors: Let’s have a chat

Letter from the editors: Let’s have a chat

Ally Nguyen, Anika Roy, and Annie Myers

November 15, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Hello everyone, and welcome to issue three of the JagWire. As always, our staff did an awesome job and put forth their best effort in everything they did. They submitted many great ideas for consideration this production cycle, meaning we went in with a cohesive vision of what we wanted this paper to...

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Elizabeth Joseph, Hannah Chern, and Tanner Smith

November 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As you walk into the bathroom, you’re suddenly hit with the scent of mango. You draw back before realizing that the smell is coming from a stall, and someone is vaping in the middle of the period. It’s an all-too-familiar situation in schools across the nation, leading the Food and Drug Administratio...

Sophomore Brinna Russell ice skates competitively

Sophomore Brinna Russell ice skates competitively

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Skates glide across ice, it’s 5:30 a.m. and the sun hasn’t even risen yet, but perfecting a move as daunting as the double axel requires determination and perseverance. Sophomore Brinna Russell nails the move, but it’s not quite enough to satisfy her. After all, whenever you’re competing aga...

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Jaguars lose to St. Thomas Aquinas in the sectional championship game

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 10, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The Jaguars lost to the St. Thomas Aquinas Saints 30-7 on Friday, Nov. 9 in the sectional championship game. The loss ended the Jaguars’ season with a final record of 7-4. Senior running back Cameron Young believes the season was a success, as the team was able to get better each week. ...

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Topeka West Chargers 49-10 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 26. With the win, the Jaguars will move on to the regional round of the playoffs. After a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty by Topeka West, the Jaguars had the ball deep in Charger ter...

Letter from the editors: Making it personal

Letter from the editors: Making it personal

Anika Roy, Annie Myers, and Ally Nguyen

October 26, 2018


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

We’re so happy you’re back for issue two of the JagWire. Yet again, it’s been crazy to witness the learning curve experienced by our staff members, as they’ve spent even more time soaking in all that high school journalism entails. Perhaps one of the most enriching learning opportunities for all...

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...

Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Senior Nolan Sprague recovering from diving accident, met with support from the community

Ally Nguyen and Jakob Twigg

October 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Nolan Sprague, Special coverage, Top stories

HERE’S WHAT HAPPENED After senior Nolan Sprague suffered an injury to his C5 and C6 vertebrae near the top of his spinal cord in a diving accident on the night of Thursday, Aug. 9, he was paralyzed from the neck down. The accident has changed the lives of the Sprague family forever and now the road to recovery begins. ...

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