Mill Valley News

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...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Boys swim places first in first meet of the season

Anna Ricker and Molly Smith

November 28, 2018


Filed under BOYS SWIM, SPORTS, Top stories, Winter

The boys swim team competed in their first swim meet of the season against Olathe West and St. James on Tuesday, Nov. 27th. The meet took place at Mission Trails Middle School, where the team placed first overall with a total of 109 points. A relay team consisting of freshman Ryan Biven, junior Colby Beg...

Peers in Learning students host annual Thanksgiving feast

Peers in Learning students host annual Thanksgiving feast

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

November 22, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Enjoying the annual Peers in Learning Thanksgiving feast, students celebrate the upcoming holiday on Tuesday, Nov. 20. According to special services teacher Sara Evans, the feast is a tradition to thank the student volunteers in the program. “It started as a way to say thank you to our peers,”...

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Scholars bowl team goes 4-3 at tournament

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

November 17, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The scholars bowl team competed at a tournament held by Saint Thomas Aquinas on Wednesday, Nov. 15. While the team did not compete in any finals rounds, the team went 4-3 and scored a total of 445 points. Overall, senior Johannes Seberger felt the team did well given the conditions they had leading ...

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Food and Drug Administration-issued restrictions on e-cigarette companies elicits mixed reactions

Elizabeth Joseph, Hannah Chern, and Tanner Smith

November 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

As you walk into the bathroom, you’re suddenly hit with the scent of mango. You draw back before realizing that the smell is coming from a stall, and someone is vaping in the middle of the period. It’s an all-too-familiar situation in schools across the nation, leading the Food and Drug Administratio...

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

StuCo and NHS collect donated Trick or Treat so Others Can Eat items from community

Grace McLeod, JAG Student Life Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under NEWS

StuCo and NHS members went door-to-door to collect canned food that was donated to the DeSoto Food Pantry on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The food drive started Friday, Oct. 26, when students left fliers on doors in six neighborhoods advertising the event. StuCo sponsor Erica Crist collaborated with Mill ...

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Jaguars win first round of playoffs against Topeka West

Katya Gillig, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 28, 2018


Filed under FALL, FOOTBALL, SPORTS

The Jaguars defeated the Topeka West Chargers 49-10 in the first round of the playoffs on Friday, Oct. 26. With the win, the Jaguars will move on to the regional round of the playoffs. After a bad snap and an intentional grounding penalty by Topeka West, the Jaguars had the ball deep in Charger ter...

America needs universal health care

America needs universal health care

Tanner Smith, JagWire reporter/photographer

October 24, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

As more people are living longer due to new medical advancements, there are still people who will never be able to see these benefits. Universal health care is the best way to make sure that everyone receives the coverage they need and save millions of lives. It is Congress's job to fix the issues currently...

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