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Boys swim team places ninth at state meet

Boys swim team places ninth at state meet

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team placed ninth overall at state on Saturday, Feb. 16, with senior Chris Sprenger, senior Ethan Forristal and sophomore Colby Beggs all placing in the top 16 of their individual events. Although he was uncertain how they would place because of the change in competition, Beggs w...

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Students experience negative and positive effects of caffeine

Tanner Smith and Anna Owsley

February 12, 2019


Filed under FEATURES

Stopping by Starbucks before school because you absolutely need a caffeine hit before the test you have second block... oh, and you were up until 4 a.m. writing an essay due the block after that. As students get deeper and deeper into their high school experience, caffeine has become a way for many to ke...

Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Boys swim places second at Blue Valley West Invitational

Molly Smith, JAG senior ads editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys swim team placed second at the Blue Valley West Invitational on Thursday, Jan. 24. Junior Colby Beggs placed 2nd in the 100 freestyle and sophomore Cole McClure placed fourth in the 500 free. A relay team consisting of junior Logan Myers, sophomore Cole McClure, sophomore Noah Colli...

The argument for open borders

The argument for open borders

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 22, 2019


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

As the debate over immigration becomes increasingly politicized and it seems like immigration is all that we can talk about, it is important to look at some of the benefits that a more lax immigration system would allow for. Many of us are so concerned about the border wall that we forget to think a...

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Scholars Bowl takes third at Maranatha

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

January 18, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Maranatha Christian Academy on Thursday, Jan. 17. The team received third place and finished the day 5-2 with a total score of 385 points. Overall, junior Eva Burke felt the team performed very well. “I think we had a good run, we were very close ...

Students express themselves through the art of dance

Students express themselves through the art of dance

Grace McLeod, JAG student life editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Whether it’s leaping across a gym floor at a pep assembly or spinning on a stage at a club competition, students use dance to express themselves, both on club teams and on the school’s Silver Stars Dance Team. According to freshman Ella Lorfing, dancers use their talents to express themselves...

Change is up to our generation

Change is up to our generation

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 13, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

Gender stereotypes are so entrenched in society that although they are untrue, many are still seen as fact. Women are emotional. Men are tough. Women are supposed to be homemakers. Men are supposed to be doctors and lawyers. These stereotypes misrepresent large portions of society and without change ...

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Leadership among teachers is female-dominated

Tanner Smith, Sam Hanson, and Elizabeth Joseph

December 13, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, GENDER, Special coverage

In addition to student leadership initiatives, teachers take part in various committees and teams around the school. Most of these committees are either female-dominated, or have women in higher leadership positions. Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Emily Schmidt feels that, because teaching is...

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...

JagWire staffers review local restaurant Sutera’s

JagWire staffers review local restaurant Sutera’s

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

December 7, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

 As many Mill Valley students look for an after school job, Sutera's has become a place where many have found work. The Italian restaurant located on Midland is less than five minutes from the school and is very close to other restaurants, such as Sombrero’s. Sutera's is set up with a large number of se...

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