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Do not believe the global warming hype

Do not believe the global warming hype

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 6, 2019


Filed under OPINION

In the 1970s, scientists were convinced that the earth was on the brink of entering an extreme ice age, but as we know, it did not occur. Today, experts are now overemphasizing the idea that humans are going to kill the earth by global warming. Sure, some science has changed, but how can we believe ev...

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my high school career, I have volunteered for four hours a week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. At first, this task started out as just wanting to gain experience in a hospital since I wanted to go into the medical field, but it soon turned into a weekly delight. Volunteering is much m...

Don’t click on clickbait

Don’t click on clickbait

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 4, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

“A man falls down and cries for help twice, the second time my jaw drops.” “9 out of 10 Americans are completely wrong about this mind-blowing fact.” “Here’s what actually reduces gun violence.” These are all examples of click bait. They are catchy tiles designed to make you what to re...

The United States needs to raise its refugee cap

The United States needs to raise its refugee cap

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

From building a wall along our southern border to families separated in detention centers, immigration is a very complex issue. As a proud member of the debate team, I have spent the last seven months studying various parts of the United States’ immigration system. After all of my research, I strongly ...

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the grand scheme of life, high school is a small blip, and it already feels as though my time at Mill Valley has flown by. I feel myself trying to hold on to all the memories that are passing by and hear myself saying many ‘lasts.’ Why would you want to rush the end and miss out on the last fe...

Political parties should be eradicated

Political parties should be eradicated

Sam Hanson, reporter/photographer

February 11, 2019


Filed under OPINION

The only reason why the government was shut down for over a month is because neither Republicans nor Democrats were willing to give the other side a political victory. That raises the question of: how efficient would the government be if there were no political parties? During the past few years, political parties...

The argument for open borders

The argument for open borders

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

As the debate over immigration becomes increasingly politicized and it seems like immigration is all that we can talk about, it is important to look at some of the benefits that a more lax immigration system would allow for. Many of us are so concerned about the border wall that we forget to think a...

Change is up to our generation

Change is up to our generation

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender stereotypes are so entrenched in society that although they are untrue, many are still seen as fact. Women are emotional. Men are tough. Women are supposed to be homemakers. Men are supposed to be doctors and lawyers. These stereotypes misrepresent large portions of society and without change ...

JagWire staffers review local restaurant Sutera’s

JagWire staffers review local restaurant Sutera’s

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

 As many Mill Valley students look for an after school job, Sutera's has become a place where many have found work. The Italian restaurant located on Midland is less than five minutes from the school and is very close to other restaurants, such as Sombrero’s. Sutera's is set up with a large number of se...

Music has a way of bringing people together

Music has a way of bringing people together

Crystal Sivilayvong, JAG sports editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I reflect back on Blue Bomb during the last day of homecoming week or concerts I’ve been to, I’ve come to realize how impactful music is. Music can bring people together who don’t even know each other. People you’ve never talked to or acknowledge before somehow become your friend for a few...

Adult rights should be given all at once

Adult rights should be given all at once

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After witnessing many seniors vote in this year’s midterm elections, I began to think about when you truly become an adult. Legally, one is an adult when they turn 18, but due to other laws and restrictions, that is not really the case. While I think the age to become an adult should not be 18, I do...

Some students worry too much about popularity

Some students worry too much about popularity

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

During my time in high school, I have seen a split between the student population. Some students become the book-loving, “nerds” that appear to know every fact in the world, while others become the “popular” kids who tend to travel with a group of friends. It may appear now that the popular kids are ...

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