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STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

STEM is the future, but I’m a history fanatic

Ally Nguyen, JagWire editor-in-chief

February 17, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I’m the self-proclaimed “golden child” of my family, so imagine the euphoria my parents experienced when a six-year-old me came home and proclaimed I wanted to be a doctor — and their expressions of shock 10 years later when I casually mentioned going into social studies instead. Much to th...

State Supreme Court justice talks to social studies class

State Supreme Court justice talks to social studies class

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

March 31, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

State Supreme Court Justice Dan Biles spoke about the state court system and his experiences on the Supreme Court to social studies teacher Angie DalBello’s Constitutional Law class Wednesday, March 30. Biles said he speaks to students frequently. This time was a bit different, though, as his dau...

Social studies classes have value

Social studies classes have value

Ryan Fullerton, JagWire editor-in-chief

April 15, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I have wanted to be a social studies teacher for essentially my entire life. I’ve always loved subjects like history, government, politics, journalism and psychology, and it is my goal to educate others about these topics so they can become more aware of the world around them. But for as long as...

STEM education should not take precedence over other courses

STEM education should not take precedence over other courses

Justin Curto, JagWire web editor

January 28, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

We live in an age of technology. Almost all of our day-to-day tasks are aided by some form of technology. With this comes more technological careers, specifically in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Logically, students are now being prompted to take more STEM-related classes. With...

Sophomore social studies class performs mock trial

Sophomore social studies class performs mock trial

Baylee Owen, Reporter/photographer

November 9, 2012


Filed under FEATURES

Social studies teacher Jeff Wieland hit the gavel on his podium in order to get his Silver 3 class’ attention. As a way to teach his students about the trial of Fransisco Pizzaro Thursday, November 8, Wieland held a mock trial, in which he had his students act out a trial scene. The purpose of the ...

Social studies department makes changes to curriculum

Social studies department makes changes to curriculum

Ryan Fullerton and Jack Lopez, reporters

March 1, 2012


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

In order to improve and strengthen the social studies curriculum, several changes have been made to what classes will be available starting next school year. The most prominent change being made is the reduction of now year-long AP U.S. Government to a semester-long class and the deletion of U.S. Gove...

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