Mill Valley News

Bees play a significant role in our agriculture and environment

Bees play a significant role in our agriculture and environment

Elizabeth Joseph and Anna Owsley

April 29, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

On your fourth grade field trip, you are strolling through the park when a fellow student shrieks. Immediately, everyone turns into statues as the sound of buzzing gets louder and louder. While not usually on our mind until they get too close, bees play an active role in the world around us. From honey to the pollinatio...

Senior Sydney Clarkin and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown bond through singing together outside of school

Senior Sydney Clarkin and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown bond through singing together outside of school

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 23, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In the midst of a Science Olympiad banquet, a brief introduction is made to open an unexpected duo’s performance. The voices of senior Sydney Clarkin and science teacher and Science Olympiad coach Chad Brown harmonize with the gentle strum of his guitar, “I’m still waiting on June… I’m always wai...

Further action should be taken to solve climate change

Further action should be taken to solve climate change

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 16, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

Raging LA forest fires. Deadly Midwestern floods. Withering Honduran droughts. These stories of suffering taking place around the world have been caused by climate change, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Instead of letting climate change continue to ravage our environment we should be responding to these stories with lifestyle changes and technology because we...

Science Olympiad places third at state

Science Olympiad places third at state

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 8, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Science Olympiad placed third at state in both the large school division and overall on Saturday, April 6 in Wichita. This is the highest place the Jaguars have ever earned at state in school history. Seven teams placed in the top three of their events: freshmen Aiden Burke and Patrick Mack place...

Degree in Three program streamlines process and cost of earning college degree

Degree in Three program streamlines process and cost of earning college degree

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 27, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students will be able to complete an associate’s and bachelor’s degree in three years through a program called “Degree in Three”. This enrollment opportunity will be offered to present and future high school sophomores through KU Edwards in the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. This is possible t...

Girls soccer season begins with a 1-0 win over Olathe West

Girls soccer season begins with a 1-0 win over Olathe West

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 24, 2019


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The Jaguars kicked off their season with a 1-0 win against Olathe West on Thursday, March 21. Head coach Arlan Vomhof attributes the long struggle for offensive dominance to “first game jitters, not working hard enough” and “getting knocked around” before the Jaguars turned the game around in...

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

New changes to journalism affect how students get their news

Ally Nguyen, Anna Owsley, and Sam Hanson

March 21, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

Whether it’s catching up on the daily news, checking the weather or searching for articles to write a research paper, journalism and the media in general, is ingrained in society. However, journalism is changing in a number of ways. In the era of “fake” news, students, teachers and profession...

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...

Cheer team leads their school and community

Cheer team leads their school and community

Hannah Chern and Anna Owsley

March 14, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

Pom poms and ponytails flying, cheerleaders bound across the floor in stunts and dance. Cheer teams are always present at sporting events with their enthusiastic performances and motivational cheers. These individuals are the face of spirit leadership in schools all across the nation. However, at Mill Va...

Forensics team qualifies for finals at Lawrence Free state

Forensics team qualifies for finals at Lawrence Free state

Anna Ricker, JAG reporter/photographer

March 11, 2019


Filed under NEWS

On Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, the Forensics team travelled to Southwest middle school for the Lawrence Free State Forensics tournament. Although the team did not place all together, there were multiple girls that placed in their events. On Friday, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna Owsley placed third ...

Jaguar Nation shares Relay for Life information at elementary schools

Jaguar Nation shares Relay for Life information at elementary schools

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 1, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Relay for Life 2019

Travelling to local elementary schools for the first time this year, Jaguar Nation is sharing information about Relay for Life through games and interactive presentations. As a member of the Missions committee, senior Abby Hoepner uses the presentations as a way to effectively reach this part of the ...

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