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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...

Makeup is not an indicator of promiscuity

Makeup is not an indicator of promiscuity

Adri Talavera, JagWire features/A&E editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I walked into work a few weeks ago looking exactly how I do every Saturday — clad in my plain uniform with my hair in a ponytail and my makeup done. As I approached my manager’s office to clock in, I was greeted by one of my coworkers with whom I usually banter back and forth. However, as opposed...

Home improvement skills are good to know

Home improvement skills are good to know

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

These past few weekends have been the most productive ones I’ve had in a while because, throughout the month of January, I worked toward completing my Eagle Scout project. For my project, I built three cabinets for a Kansas City nonprofit called Avenue of Life to use in their kitchen. While I learned...

What same-sex marriage won’t fix

What same-sex marriage won’t fix

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

January 20, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear four cases in April involving a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that upheld same-sex marriage bans in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Recently, the court has been ruling in favor of same-sex marriage -- in 2013, it federally recognized same-s...

Not so easy life of senior year

Not so easy life of senior year

Raven Hodges, Ads Manager

October 31, 2014


Filed under Opinion columns

Being a senior is a stepping stone in the career of most high schoolers’. The typical senior year is depicted as the following, and stress typically does not fit into the picture. The last year in ones high school career is portrayed as a time when you try to figure out what you want to do for the...

New SAT brings positive changes

New SAT brings positive changes

Katherine White, JagWire news editor

April 16, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Taking a standardized test isn’t the most pleasant experience. You sit in a room for several hours filling in little bubbles in a race to finish, are restricted to only a few breaks and then wait for your scores. The standardized testing norm in the U.S. is an unhealthy system that ranks intelligence...

Rape culture in America: an ignored truth

Rape culture in America: an ignored truth

Alana Flinn, Sports Editor, JAG reporter

April 17, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As numerous rape trials have captured people’s attention through the media recently, it has become obvious that America is turning a blind eye to our own rape culture problem. While millions of Americans demanded justice for the Indian woman who was gang raped and murdered on a New Delhi bus in...

It is important to own up to our mistakes

It is important to own up to our mistakes

Connor Oswald, JagWire reporter

February 7, 2013


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

We have all gotten a bad grade before. Maybe on homework assignments that seemed incomprehensible or on a test that had questions over material that we swear was not even taught. Then, someone always asks us how we did on the assignment. Obviously we do not want to share that grade, but lying is not...

Where parents went wrong

Where parents went wrong

Alana Flinn, JagWire sports editor

December 12, 2012


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As I grow older, I crave more independence. While my parents have major influence over my current curfew, what I eat for dinner, and the location I reside in, I think I should begin to take a majority of my parent’s advice with a grain of salt. It’s about time to explore the myths parents have fed...

Staff editorial: Column sparks reader interaction

JagWire staff, staff editorial

December 2, 2011


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Nearly 500 readers commented on the opinion column, "Football team unfairly overshadows other school activities," Tuesday, Nov. 15, within two days of the column first being posted online. In two days, unique page views spiked to around 1,800 on Tuesday, Nov. 15 and 2,000 Wednesday, Nov. 16, up from aro...

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