Mill Valley News

Mayhem Week: Students face-off in annual “Mill Valley’s Got Talent”

Mayhem Week: Students face-off in annual “Mill Valley’s Got Talent”

May 4, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Students competed in “Mill Valley’s Got Talent” on Thursday May 2 in the Little Theater, with junior Anna Paden taking first, the saxophone quartet “Sax Appeal” featuring seniors Marah Shulda, Tyler Jeanneret and Tommy Tanaka and sophomore John Fraka taking second, and senior Eric Schan...

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Students produce work for SoundCloud and Spotify

Sophie Lecuru and John Lehan

March 26, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Focusing in on his work, senior Killian O’Brien uses special equipment in his basement to create a new beat for an upcoming song of his. Several students at the school, including O’Brien, have taken up the hobby of uploading music onto SoundCloud and creating album covers. Whether continuing a li...

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Band travels to Florida for the You’re Instrumental Workshop

Sophia Armendariz, JagWire reporter/photographer

March 22, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

The band left on Thursday, March 7 for Orlando, Florida to attend the “You’re Instrumental Workshop” at Disney World. “We go into one of the Disney recording studios, and the students sight-read a bunch of Disney music. There’s a conductor that walks them through that [...] decides what ...

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Senior Chris Sprenger is the most decorated swimmer in school history

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

March 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS

Since his career began at the age of six, swimming has played a major part of senior Chris Sprenger’s life. He currently holds five individual school swim records, and is part of all three relay records for Mill Valley. During the state meet this year, he placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke an...

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Building leadership team allows faculty to grow closer

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 15, 2019


Filed under Special coverage

If, one year ago, teachers from all across the school were thrown into one room, the conversation would most likely have been limited. However, after an executive leadership team was established, teachers and faculty found themselves interacting with each other in new ways and bonding as a unit, creating...

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Students should volunteer for more than the purpose of just getting hours

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 5, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Throughout my high school career, I have volunteered for four hours a week at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. At first, this task started out as just wanting to gain experience in a hospital since I wanted to go into the medical field, but it soon turned into a weekly delight. Volunteering is much m...

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Boys basketball falls to Shawnee Mission North in first round of substate

Jakob Twigg, JagWire sports editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys basketball team lost to the Shawnee Mission North Indians with a final score of 55-46 on Monday, Feb 25. The Jaguars suffered a hard fought defeat, bringing an end to their season. Despite the loss, junior Braedan Wiltse believes that the Jaguars played well during the first half. ...

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Ben Wieland, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team finished in seventh place out of 35 schools at the state championship at Hartman Arena on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. They ended the competition with 89 points. Sophomore Ethan Kremer brought home a state championship in the 220-pound weight class, while sophomore Brodie Scott and ju...

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Part time takes away valuable experiences from seniors

Marah Shulda, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 21, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

In the grand scheme of life, high school is a small blip, and it already feels as though my time at Mill Valley has flown by. I feel myself trying to hold on to all the memories that are passing by and hear myself saying many ‘lasts.’ Why would you want to rush the end and miss out on the last fe...

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Q&A with head custodian Braden Lorenz

Chloe Carson, JAG reporter/photographer

February 20, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

JAG: What is your name? Braden Lorenz JAG: When did you start working at Mill Valley? BL: I started on Nov. 26, 2018 JAG: As the new head custodian, what jobs you are in charge of? BL: I’m in charge of all custodians, building maintenance, building upkeep, and snow removal, on the si...

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