Mill Valley News

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...

Fellowship for Christian Athletes brings students together through shared faith

Fellowship for Christian Athletes brings students together through shared faith

Anna Owsley and Ben Wieland

November 18, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The Fellowship for Christian Athletes, or FCA, was founded by sponsor Matt Best this year for student-athletes to participate in student-led prayer groups. Friday meetings held biweekly at 7:15 a.m. feature an ice breaker and a group prayer. According to junior Morgan Koca, the club brings student-a...

Self-defense class held for community

Self-defense class held for community

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  Students, teachers, and parents practice self defense strategies, taught by Carrie Mugridge and Prime Martial Arts instructor Jimmy Golden, at a free self defense class at Mill Valley on Thursday, Nov. 15. The whole event was organized by senior Lexi Knappen who felt led to bring a self ...

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Elizabeth Joseph, Hannah Chern, and Tanner Smith

November 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As you walk into the bathroom, you’re suddenly hit with the scent of mango. You draw back before realizing that the smell is coming from a stall, and someone is vaping in the middle of the period. It’s an all-too-familiar situation in schools across the nation, leading the Food and Drug Administratio...

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Boys soccer defeats Shawnee Mission South 3-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS

  Boys soccer beat Shawnee Mission South 3-2 on Tuesday, Oct. 23, earning a spot in the regionals championship game. Eight minutes into the first period, Jake Ashford scored the first goal of the game off a pass by junior Riley Ferguson, giving the Jags a 1-0 lead. “Riley [Ferguso...

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Students take charge of upcoming Bark For Life event

Anna Owsley and Tatum Elliott

October 16, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Bark For Life, a new preliminary event for the annual Relay For Life, is being held Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garrett Park on 47th St. At the Bark For Life event, participants are invited to take their dogs out for a few hours of games, contests, food and even a visit from the Shawnee Polic...

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley Southwest 4-2

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley Southwest 4-2

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 7, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

  Boys soccer defeated Blue Valley Southwest with a 4-2 score on Thursday, Oct. 4. Fifteen minutes into the first period, Ian Carroll scored the first goal off of a pass by sophomore Quinten Blair. According to head coach Arlan Vomhof, the Jags played well as a team to create the spac...

Respect others’ opinions

Respect others’ opinions

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 29, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When we hope to have a civil and pleasant conversation with a group of people, we are told to avoid three specific conversation topics: politics, religion and money. We all know nothing is better at firing people up than two clashing opinions in the same room, especially when it comes to politics. Howe...

Brothers transfer from Free State for Mill Valley football program

Brothers transfer from Free State for Mill Valley football program

Sophie Lecuru and Anna Owsley

September 22, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

Although senior Jordan Preston and junior Marcus Preston have only been students at Mill Valley since second semester of last year, they have already made a big impact on the football program. Jordan serves as the quarterback while Marcus is a wide receiver for the team. Since the brothers’ trans...

Boys soccer team beats St. Thomas Aquinas

Boys soccer team beats St. Thomas Aquinas

Anna Owsley, JagWire reporter/photographer

September 13, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

The boys soccer team won against St. Thomas Aquinas with a score of 2-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The slow first half of the game reflected the Jaguars’ poor performance against Aquinas in both season games last year that resulted in losses.  Head coach Arlan Vomhof believed that the Jaguars n...

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