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A perfect body doesn’t exist

A perfect body doesn’t exist

Gabrielle Cabrera, JAG Reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Everybody wants to be who they are, but in high school they don’t always get that chance. High school is full of expectations and drama that labels teens based off their appearance. Every day teens are categorized by the typical labels of populars, geeks, jocks and outcasts. The problem is that not everyon...

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

LGBTQ teens need to receive support at home

Taylir Charest, JAG reporter

April 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Going to a high school that offers a safe learning environment, friends and having caring parents at home is what all teenagers want. The problem is, all teenagers don’t receive that. Teenagers are being discriminated in their own homes by parents because they identify themselves as lesbian, gay, tra...

Speaking up makes a difference

Speaking up makes a difference

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

March 15, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m not an avid viewer of YouTube videos, but I am familiar with the mantra recited at the end of many of them: “like, comment and subscribe for more.” Although the phrase has become cliche, it asks very little from the video’s viewers. If you enjoy anything, taking the time to be engaged at...

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Be open-minded when it comes to experiencing new friendships

Alison Booth and Victoria Wright

March 13, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When we first met, we couldn’t have pictured being friends. In our 21st Century Journalism class, the two of us hardly acknowledged each other. I, Alison, was incredibly interested in writing and the technicalities of investigative journalism and politically left-leaning (as seen in the Bernie Sanders ...

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Investigate the pros and cons before committing to acrylic nails

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 16, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

A month ago, I used to hate having short nails. In a text, I told my friend I would “start my new year right” by getting acrylic nails. Unfortunately, I didn’t know that meant having a few more problems than I started with. There’s more than appearance to consider when contemplating trying acrylic...

A new airport will benefit all Kansas City residents

A new airport will benefit all Kansas City residents

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve always loved to travel. I love the excitement of the entire process, from start to finish. As I’ve grown older, however, my experience has been hampered by numerous problems with the Kansas City International airport. From the limited number of restrooms to the lack of sea...

If you suppress it, no one can see it

If you suppress it, no one can see it

Kendall Gaignat, JAG sports editor

February 9, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have a few choice words I would like to say to former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar. This case against Nassar has been pretty black and white, considering the abundance of women who have come out about what he did to them; according to the New York Times, over 160 women had claims...

Advocating for oneself is a useful skill developed in high school

Advocating for oneself is a useful skill developed in high school

Marah Shulda, JagWire Photo Editor

February 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION

No matter what your opinion is on completing school school work, grades do matter. Whether you believe this to be a good or bad thing, they may ultimately help you decide where to go to college, what degree you should pursue and what job opportunities arise. So don’t be afraid to talk to your teach...

Time spent with your family is invaluable

Time spent with your family is invaluable

Claire Boone, JagWire managing editor

November 23, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

A common phrase I have found my friends and I saying to each other since we started high school is, “I am never home.” This has made me think about how much time I actually spend at home, strengthening the relationships that should and do matter the most to me. I came to the conclusion that the...

Paper books are worth saving

Paper books are worth saving

Anika Roy, JagWire copy editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Try as I might to keep my “nerdiness” to a minimum, I’ll admit I absolutely adore books. Not only the content of their text, but also their touch, their smell and their other distinct physical characteristics.I still remember the excitement that came along with receiving my first library card a...

“Hot Country Nights” brings free concerts to Thursday nights

“Hot Country Nights” brings free concerts to Thursday nights

Kendall Gaignat, JAG photographer and reporter

May 10, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

For all you avid country music listeners out there, here’s something that’ll liven up your summer, especially for you teens out there with no money: a free, yes, I said free, concert series called “Hot Country Nights” that takes place every Thursday night during the summer. They’re sponsored...

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