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Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Sexuality education varies amongst student body

Ally Nguyen, Elizabeth Joseph, and Anna Owsley

September 20, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

 As a freshman, you may hear or may have heard rumors about what the required semester-long sophomore Health class entails. Maybe you heard about the unit focusing on nutrition, or the different lessons about drug usage and healthy behaviors. More likely, you heard about Health as a “sex class” bec...

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Juniors in Spanish V without class options for senior year

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

May 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A group of juniors who have already completed all of the Spanish courses offered at the school have been left without options for pursuing the language their senior year. While students have the option to enroll in Spanish I in eighth grade and complete Spanish V in high school, some students have prog...

Girls swim places first at Turner meet

Girls swim places first at Turner meet

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

May 2, 2018


Filed under GIRLS SWIM, SPORTS, SPRING

The girls swim team competed against 11 other schools at Turner High School on Wednesday, April 26. The girls won the meet by 226 points, with the Bishop Miege Stags coming in second with 334 points. This was also senior night for the girls swim team, so the underclassmen and coaches honored...

Collecting sneakers in large numbers proves to be a unique hobby for students

Collecting sneakers in large numbers proves to be a unique hobby for students

Abby Layton, JagWire A&E editor

April 16, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

As junior Abby Berner walks up her driveway after school, she sees a shoebox she’s been expecting sitting in front of her house.  This isn’t the first pair that’s arrived at her  doorstep in the last year, and it certainly won’t be the last. According to Berner, she began to collect shoes a...

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

JagWire reporters review recently opened Overland Park location of The Doughnut Lounge

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

April 2, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

Kansas City enthusiasts and doughnut lovers alike may be familiar with The Doughnut Lounge, a gourmet doughnut shop that has been serving the residents of Westport since early 2015.  As the franchise has begun expanding more and more throughout the metropolitan area, two JagWire reporters set out t...

School shooters are not created through violent video games

School shooters are not created through violent video games

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 11, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Two days after a former student walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and brutally murdered 17 students and teachers, Republican Rep. Brian Mast of Florida said on NPR, when asked how to better prevent school violence, that “the biggest pusher of violence is, hands down, Hollywood movie...

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Special traditions bring new spirit to drumline and band

Jordan Robinson, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 26, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Walk into any basketball game and the sound of rhythmic hits and beats coming from the many drummers sitting amongst the band can be heard. Wait long enough for a break in the music, however, and the sound and sight of attention catching cheers, chants and traditions shared between members of the drumline...

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Students find work taking care of kids at daycares, JCPRD and home

Tricia Drumm, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

With kids, after school can be hectic. Between running around the elementary school gym,  rounding up the kids for a snack at home and helping a fussy baby settle into a nap, high school students are there to help.   As an after-school job, plenty of students split off to the elementary schools t...

Senior boys enjoy lunch outside despite freezing temperatures

Senior boys enjoy lunch outside despite freezing temperatures

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

February 12, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

With below freezing temperatures and winds howling around them, a small group of senior boys sit outside huddled around a table, their breath visible and their food steaming. Like many seniors, the group of nine boys began eating lunch outside during the warmer months of the school year, but as the ...

Teachers experience varied career paths

Teachers experience varied career paths

Elizabeth Joseph, JagWire reporter

February 3, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Around 1993, math teacher Kevin Mosher works around a restaurant, first as wait staff during college, running the front of the house full-time, taking on the role of manager, and eventually working as an executive chef. He travels for a month and a half at a time, working up to 80 hours a week, before...

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Boys swim places second at meet hosted by Olathe South

Lexi Flipse, Mill Valley News social media editor

January 18, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

The boys swim team took second at a meet hosted at Chisholm Trail Middle School on Wednesday, Jan. 17. The host school of the meet, Olathe South, placed first and SM Northwest came in third behind the Jaguars. Given the second place finish, head swim coach Dan Dervin is satisfied with the ou...

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