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...

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...

My childhood blog taught me to appreciate journalism

My childhood blog taught me to appreciate journalism

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Ever since I was in the fifth grade, I’ve wanted to be a sports journalist. Granted, back then I didn’t even know what that entailed, but I liked to write and talk about sports, so it sounded good to me. My friend Jimmy felt the same way, so we naturally started up our world-renowned sports blog ...

Girls soccer falls to Olathe Northwest 1-0

Girls soccer falls to Olathe Northwest 1-0

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

May 9, 2017


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team fell short against Olathe Northwest 1-0 on Monday, May 8. Head coach Arlan Vomhof did not believe that his team had the right mindset going in, nor the aggressive play of previous games this season. “We were not ready to play this game at all. Our first half, we didn...

Girls soccer defeats St. Thomas Aquinas 1-0

Girls soccer defeats St. Thomas Aquinas 1-0

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 27, 2017


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

The girls soccer team defeated St. Thomas Aquinas 1-0 for the first time in program history on Tuesday, April 25. Aquinas entered the game with only one loss on the season and ranked in the top 15 in the nation. Head coach Arlan Vomhof knew it would be a difficult match because of the opponent...

Eastern Kansas League challenges and improves athletes across all sports

Eastern Kansas League challenges and improves athletes across all sports

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 15, 2017


Filed under SPORTS

The first year of Mill Valley athletics competing in the Eastern Kansas League provided both new challenges and a change of pace from the previous years in the Kaw Valley League. The athletic year thus far has been highlighted by another football state championship, first place league finishes fo...

First season in the EKL league deemed successful by teams, coaches

First season in the EKL league deemed successful by teams, coaches

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 11, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

The first year of Mill Valley athletics competing in the Eastern Kansas League provided new challenges from the previous years in the Kaw Valley League. The athletic year thus far has been highlighted by another football state championship, first place league finishes for both bowling teams and seco...

Girls soccer defeats Blue Valley 1-0

Girls soccer defeats Blue Valley 1-0

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 7, 2017


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS, SPRING, Top stories

After a low-scoring, back-and-forth game, the girls soccer team defeated Blue Valley on the road 1-0 on Thursday, April 6. Neither team was able to maintain possession, resulting in only one goal the entire game for the Lady Jaguars. Going into the game, senior midfielder Haley Freeman was hoping...

KSHSAA classifications challenged to increase competitiveness between public and private schools

KSHSAA classifications challenged to increase competitiveness between public and private schools

Jakob Twigg and Braden Shaw

April 7, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories

Athletic directors from across the state are challenging both Kansas State High School Activities Association by-laws and Kansas State legislature to change school classifications. Paola athletic director Jeff Hines — alongside Girard Middle School principal Randy Heatherly — have chosen to chal...

Lacrosse falls to Blue Valley West 12-3

Lacrosse falls to Blue Valley West 12-3

Braden Shaw, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 26, 2017


Filed under SPORTS, SPRING

The lacrosse team fell to Blue Valley West 12-3 on Friday, March 24 in a game early in their regular season. The team fell behind early, trailing 3-1 at the end of the first quarter. Blue Valley West continued to build their lead throughout the game, holding onto a 7-3 lead by the end of the t...

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