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Using social media responsibly is good

Using social media responsibly is good

JagWire staff

February 11, 2019


Filed under Staff editorials

It’s obvious to any student with a cell phone that social media is taking our generation by storm. Students who use YouTube, Instagram, Twitch and other platforms to express themselves demonstrate the beneficial effects of social media, but it is important to be wary of the consequences of overuse ...

Social media enables students to express themselves

Social media enables students to express themselves

Hannah Chern, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ally Nguyen

February 11, 2019


Filed under FEATURES, Top stories

In an increasing digitalized age, you may find yourself flooded with a constant stream of social media posts. You’ll find countless articles analyzing the seemingly negative effects these platforms have on teenagers, as well as parents, peers and teachers advising you to put down your phone. Despite...

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Our phones are listening to us and it’s a problem

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E Editor

November 25, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION, Opinion columns

A few weeks ago, after putting the final touches on the foreign exchange page for the second issue of the JagWire, I decided to take a break and scroll through Facebook. While I was scrolling through my feed, I noticed that a peculiar ad had popped up. It advertised enrollment in a high school foreign exchan...

A non-social way of socializing

A non-social way of socializing

Annika Lehan, JAG editor-in-chief

November 3, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

She opened the picture on her phone, adding in every tiny obscure detail, pulling in every unwanted curve and exemplifying the wanted ones. She added the final touches, her sweaty finger hovering above the upload button, her heart skipping a beat as she finally presses down. Posting her picture to so...

Dog with a Blog: Dog social media accounts are tail-wag worthy

Dog with a Blog: Dog social media accounts are tail-wag worthy

Nora Lucas, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

February 12, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, DOG WITH A BLOG

For years, I have followed numerous dog accounts on Instagram, which all cover their bases on dramatic photos, silly photos and of course, cute ones. Dog accounts break up the political posts, the arguing and everything else moms on Facebook complain about. If you're looking to get out of it, here is a def...

Student political opinions are influenced by societal factors

Student political opinions are influenced by societal factors

Alison Booth and Marah Shulda

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, FEATURES, Special coverage

As students scroll through Twitter, turn on the nightly news or even discuss politics with family members, their personal political beliefs are being influenced, for better or for worse. Social media, news sources, peers, religion and family members all have a impact on a person’s political spectru...

Methods of getting news differ between students and teachers

Methods of getting news differ between students and teachers

Nick Booth, Jillian Leiby, Braden Shaw, JagWire news editor, JagWire opinion editor, JagWire reporter

March 12, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Sitting at her desk before class, sophomore Claire Allen opens up her BBC app and sees a story about Google and Apple creating a “smart car,” or a car that can operate like a smart phone. Using apps created by outlets such as KCTV5, Fox News and BBC, Allen reads news articles like these every day. Al...

New app Yik Yak exemplifies society’s deterioration

New app Yik Yak exemplifies society’s deterioration

Sydney Carson, JAG editor-in-chief

November 6, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Each and every Thursday night, my fellow bookies and I slave away at our Mac desktop computers in an effort to create a wonderful yearbook for you all. In the midst of some gossip amongst some of the staff members tonight, I have heard the words “yik yak” come up in conversation multiple times. While...

Junior Cooper Hutteger’s comedic tweets attract attention

Sam Lopez, JagWire sports editor

October 22, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

    What do you think about your tweets becoming “twitter famous”? I didn’t really expect it. But one day someone texted me and said that there was someone tweeting my tweets and I looked at it and it had like 10,000 favorites and I was really surprised. I did...

Student uses YouTube for self-expression

Student uses YouTube for self-expression

Adri Talavera, JagWire reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

Staring into the camera, senior Hannah Phipps begins filming the first part a new YouTube video titled “7 Most Annoying Things EVER,” a satirical video in which she discusses ridiculous pet peeves, followed by a promotion for her friend Brooke Bennett’s fundraiser for an underprivileged famlies....

Failed social experiment emphasizes sexual harassment

Failed social experiment emphasizes sexual harassment

Elizabeth Fleming, JAG reporter/photographer

September 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Sexual harassment is an issue that has plagued society for decades now.  Every year countless women, and men, fall victim to different forms of unwanted sexual attention anywhere from cat-calling to rape.  A recent slew of shocking events has caused me to think, how can we stop sexual harass...

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