Mill Valley News

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 ...

Stop and smell the roses

Stop and smell the roses

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

For many students, high school is a time to get the most out of life. Whether that be doing the sports you love, throwing yourself into all the activities you can, taking the AP classes necessary for success or anything else, we often load ourselves with stress one way or another. Is this always a ba...

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

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...

Boys basketball falls to St. James 65-62

Boys basketball falls to St. James 65-62

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 4, 2019


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to St. James 65-62 on Friday, Feb 1. The team’s record is now 2-13. Head basketball coach Michael Bennett was happy with the game, despite the ending score. “It was just a great high school game. We got down early and it put us in a bad hole. Our kids fought hard, fough...

Senior Wil Anglemyer enjoys repairing and rebuilding electronics

Senior Wil Anglemyer enjoys repairing and rebuilding electronics

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 19, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Senior Wil Anglemyer’s tools glitter in the lamp light as he reaches delicately through the radio’s crevices and wires. A few minutes later, soft music streams through the speaker, sounding crisper than it has in years. Senior Wil Anglemyer’s passion for repairing and rebuilding electronics was...

Debate team competes at state for second year

Debate team competes at state for second year

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 16, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The debate team competed at state, hosted in Garden City, Kansas on Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12. While none of the teams placed, sophomores Adam White and Ben Wieland made it into the Double Octofinals with a record of 4:2, sophomores Anna Owsley and Grace McLeod had a record of 3:3, sophomores...

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Junior Isabella Baker enjoys STEM-based classes and activities

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

Scribbling complex mathematical equations across her paper in a classroom dominated by males, junior Isabella Baker finds herself representing the face of modern femininity in the masculine world of STEM.      After a childhood of dreaming about fashion as her future, Baker grew to recognize a uni...

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Debate team competed at a national tournament qualifier, hosted by Lawrence Free State, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Sophomores Adam White and Tanner Smith received seventh overall with a record of 4:2, juniors Thomas and Travis Babcock received ninth overall with a record of 3:2, sophomore...

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