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Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

Students share how to have a successful Galentine’s Day

Students share how to have a successful Galentine’s Day

Annie Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 12, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

DRESS: Pajamas JagWire: Comfort in a laid-back environment provides for a fuss-free evening. Morgan Blubaugh: PJ's are comfy and cozy, which allows you to relax.   PREP: Select romantic comedies JW recommends: "Sixteen Candles" MB recommends: "To All The Boys I've Loved Before"   PREP: P...

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Boys swim places second at Olathe South meet

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 19, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS

After scoring 484 points through 12 events, the boys swim team finished second place out of six schools at a meet hosted by Olathe South on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The team won four of the events, including the 200 Yard Medley Relay, the 100 Yard Butterfly, the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay and the 100 Yard Breas...

Girls basketball defeats Lansing 59-48

Girls basketball defeats Lansing 59-48

Ben Wieland, Opinions Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

With 2:07 to play in the fourth quarter of the girls’ basketball team’s win, Lansing knocked down a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 49-45. Unfazed, senior center Trinity Knapp grabbed an offensive rebound and finished an and-one layup to get the school’s lead back up to seven points. The team pull...

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...

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