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Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone

Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

May 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Walking into Mill Valley for the first time is very intimidating. As a freshman, I felt lost and as if I would never fit in. However, after taking a chance at the end of my freshman year, I was able to become a drum major for the next three years. Don’t be afraid to go out of your comfort zone and...

Dear diary, I love Mill Valley

Dear diary, I love Mill Valley

Annie Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 20, 2019


Filed under OPINION

I’ve never seen myself as much of a writer. I joined the JagWire staff my sophomore year as a photographer and have adopted a great, big love for design along the way. Ironically, here I am pouring my heart out in writing about writing for my final assignment as a jaguar. Although I’m a little inexperienced in the...

There’s no shame in crying

There’s no shame in crying

May 15, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In many situations where we are experiencing emotions such as stress, anger, sadness, or pain - we find ourselves holding back tears. This is likely due to our desire to appear as strong, rather than weak or overly sensitive. However, the idea that crying is a sign of weakness is completely false. ...

The media should report more current events, less politics

The media should report more current events, less politics

Sam Hanson, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 25, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Whenever I click on the homepages of national news sources such as MSNBC, CNN, or Fox, I always think I clicked on the “Politics” tab when I get flooded with stories either about President Trump or the 2020 democratic candidates. Sure, politics is very popular with people and is an unceasing sour...

Friendship is more important than politics

Friendship is more important than politics

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 31, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

Ever since the election of Donald Trump, it seems like politics is all that matters. For many years politics didn’t seem to matter in picking your friends but that has definitely changed. Politics has dominated the news and political parties seem to be moving farther and farther apart. This politica...

We should end the practice of tipping

We should end the practice of tipping

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Since the enslavement of African Americans, it’s safe to say America has come a long way. We generally look down upon the practice of prejudice and inequality, but shockingly, we still partake in a nationwide custom that was fostered in discrimination: tipping. According to the ROC United organization, th...

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...

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