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Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Robotics team wins half of matches at world championship in Houston, Texas

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

April 29, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The robotics team competed at the 2018 VEX Robotics Championship in Houston, Texas on April 18-21. The team won five matches out of the ten they competed in, and this is the second time the team has attended the world competition in the last two years. The team made it to worlds on a last mi...

Students pursue passions in photography

Students pursue passions in photography

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

In the drained pool behind his subject’s house, senior Simon Vongxay tilts his camera up at St. James Academy senior Ashley Carlson, who perches on the diving board. The sun spills out from behind her, creating the perfect photo opportunity. Other students along with Vongxay also undertake an interest...

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys basketball team defeated the Lansing Lions 67-57 on Friday, Jan. 26 at Lansing. At the end of the first half, the Jaguars were leading Lansing 29-25, and by the end of the third quarter, they were winning 45-38. Going into the game, senior Brody Flaming was hoping for a good ou...

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

NHS students participate in the Natalie M. fashion show

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS

  The Natalie M. Fashion Show was held at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center on Sunday, Jan. 14. 20 National Honors Society members participate in the event, and all of the money raised went back to NHS.   According to NHS co-sponsor Sarah Sides, not every member can particip...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

Boys soccer loses to Aquinas 1-0 in the quarterfinals

Boys soccer loses to Aquinas 1-0 in the quarterfinals

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

Boys soccer lost in the quarterfinals to St. Thomas Aquinas 1-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Aquinas’s only goal, and the only goal of the entire game was scored with 16 minutes left in the first half. According to head coach Arlan Vomhof, the team played better in the second half than the first. ...

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Physics students participate in fourth annual marshmallow launcher competition

Lauren Ocker, JAG editor-in-chief

October 11, 2017


Filed under NEWS

Students in physics teacher Chad Brown’s class put their knowledge to the test in a project building marshmallow launchers. The launchers were eventually showcased in class-wide competitions taking place Monday, Oct. 9 and Tuesday, Oct. 10. The project was divided up into three class period...

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