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Letter from the editors: scrapping it all together

Letter from the editors: scrapping it all together

Ally Nguyen, Anika Roy, and Annie Myers

March 22, 2019


Filed under BLOGS, LETTERS FROM THE EDITORS

Howdy, friends. We hope you had a rest-filled and replenishing spring break, and as always, welcome back to another issue of the JagWire. Despite mother nature absolutely obliterating our initial production cycle with her excessive amounts of snow and ice, our wonderful staff was able to put forth the...

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

Ally Nguyen, Anna Owsley, and Sam Hanson

March 21, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, checking the weather or searching for articles to write a research paper, journalism and the media in general, is ingrained in society. However, journalism is changing in a number of ways. In the era of “fake” news, students, teachers and profession...

Senior Silver Stars draw inspiration from past classes to lead dance team

Senior Silver Stars draw inspiration from past classes to lead dance team

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 14, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

Arms out with one leg lifted, 18 girls twirl in sync with each other with coaches directing them. As their skirts flutter through the air and their bright lipstick pops out, four faces catch the eye. Every year, dance coach Katie Jackson releases a list of students that comprise that school year’s...

Youth for Refugees holds second Closet Cleanout for Kansas City International Academy

Youth for Refugees holds second Closet Cleanout for Kansas City International Academy

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

March 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS

Youth for Refugees volunteered at the Kansas City International Academy for their second Closet Cleanout on Wednesday, March 6. While there, club members organized previously donated clothing based on elementary school sizes, middle school sizes and gender. According to club president senior A...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

JagWire reporters review Oscars “Best Picture Award” nominees

JagWire reporters review Oscars “Best Picture Award” nominees

Ally Nguyen and Annie Myers

February 23, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

We — Ally Nguyen and Annie Myers — adore many aspects of pop culture, especially when it comes to movies and television. That being said, each year we’re extremely excited to tune in to the Oscars. However, we found ourselves lacking time for leisurely activities in the midst of our hecticly bu...

STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m the self-proclaimed “golden child” of my family, so imagine the euphoria my parents experienced when a six-year-old me came home and proclaimed I wanted to be a doctor — and their expressions of shock 10 years later when I casually mentioned going into social studies instead. Much to th...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

‘The Bridge’ program offers graduated students further development of skills

‘The Bridge’ program offers graduated students further development of skills

Steven Curto and Ally Nguyen

November 21, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Making their first homemade coaster sale to a member of the community, a group of graduated special service students practice their marketing and sale techniques. These students are given this workforce opportunity among many others in the district’s unique program called “The Bridge.” The Bridge...

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

District implements new security features as part of safety initiative

Ally Nguyen, Tanner Smith, and John Lehan

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The district budgeted over $2 million to implement new security measures after the passing of the USD232 bond. The most recently implemented measures are a door security system and the installation of magnets on every door within the building. Additionally, in compliance with new state standards, schoo...

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