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Great food can come at a low cost

Great food can come at a low cost

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

When family and friends are preoccupied, I know I can always depend on Wendy’s. The company gives me the strength to persevere through the unrelenting trauma that a white male in Johnson County faces. It graces me with a burger, chicken nuggets, fries and a drink for a mere four dollars. Open fr...

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Students discuss emotional value behind car accessories

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Logos and clever puns are typically what one would see as a bumper sticker, so it is unusual to come across stickers, like the ones owned by junior Hannah Barnes and senior Hayden Shaw, that hold a deeper meaning. Barnes’ bumper sticker is in the shape of an oval with a blue border and text that...

JagFlite club members fly homemade aircraft

JagFlite club members fly homemade aircraft

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Homemade airplanes soared through the skies on Sunday, March 25 as JagFlite club members seniors Zach King and Gage Weber tested the aircraft that they built. With the weather being so nice, the two club members could not pass up an opportunity to take to the skies with their creations at Stump Park. “T...

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Forensics team begins competition in debate-structured group events

Alison Booth, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS

A small group of forensics team members gathered to compete at Shawnee Mission North last Friday, Feb. 23. Instead of memorizing acting pieces or practicing poetry in preparation, though, the team prepared to compete in a whole other side of forensics, a side that more closely mirrors the fall debate...

Girls basketball beats Blue Valley Southwest 53-39

Girls basketball beats Blue Valley Southwest 53-39

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Winter, WRESTLING

The momentum that the girls basketball team gained from placing first at the Lady Cat Classic tournament last weekend poured over to help the team emerge victorious with a score of 53-39 in their game against BVSouthwest on Tuesday, Jan. 31. According to senior Adde Hinkle, the team played very...

The Shawnee Dispatch unites readers in Shawnee

The Shawnee Dispatch unites readers in Shawnee

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Special coverage

The Shawnee Dispatch, its office located at 6301 Pflumm Rd., serves as a way for the citizens of Shawnee to stay updated on what’s going on in the area, as well as what is going on in the world of high school sports. Shawnee Dispatch reporter Chris Duderstadt covers six different high schools for...

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Shawnee: Keep it Local

Mill Valley News staff

December 7, 2017


Filed under SHAWNEE: KEEP IT LOCAL, Special coverage, Top stories

From the scent of pizza wafting through the kitchen of Old Shawnee Pizza to sipping hot chocolate with your friends at the Kansas City Ice Center to laughing at the bruises from playing human foosball at Kick it Foos, come explore the ins and outs of Western Shawnee. In this special project, you'll see...

Neighborhood apps allow community to communicate

Neighborhood apps allow community to communicate

Nora Lucas and Michael Sandri

November 25, 2017


Filed under NEWS

The close knit community of Shawnee parents has now gone mobile through neighborhood apps, and students are starting to download the apps as well. Popular apps such as Nextdoor and eNeighbors have become a way for members of the community to communicate with each other about events, found items or od...

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Theatre department performs first tap musical since 2009, “42nd Street”

Tricia Drumm and Michael Sandri

November 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  While this year’s curtain call dance of the fall musical “42nd Street” featured every cast member tapping for about a third of the song, at the beginning of production in September, over half of the cast had not experience in tap shoes. “42nd Street” is the first tap musical si...

Ambassadors boo seminars for anti-bullying awareness

Ambassadors boo seminars for anti-bullying awareness

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

October 29, 2017


Filed under NEWS

  Earlier this week, over the announcements, students were warned about a “spooky surprise” making its way through the halls. This surprise was a new event that the Student Ambassadors put together called “You’ve Been Booed.” The event required seminars in each hall to “boo” ...

Students and JagWire staffers review burgers purely by its patty

Students and JagWire staffers review burgers purely by its patty

Annie Myers and Michael Sandri

October 22, 2017


Filed under Reviews

Freddy's - Rating: 5/5 JagWire: The patty tasted and chewed like genuine beef, enhanced by the whirlwind of flavors. Senior Devin Mendenhall: It is unique compared to the other burgers, considering the outsides, and then it is tender in the middle.       McDonald's - Rati...

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Students help out by picking up the school’s recycling

Michael Sandri, JagWire reporter

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

The school’s recycling program, led by special education teacher Jill Norman, spends every Blue day collecting all of the recyclables from teacher’s rooms and bringing them to the recycling bins in the back of the school. Norman is able to witness how the program is helpful when it comes to maintai...

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