Mill Valley News

Staff Editorial: Students should know vape ads don’t tell the whole story

Staff Editorial: Students should know vape ads don’t tell the whole story

JagWire staff

November 18, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Vaping has grown exponentially in schools across the nation. The FDA referred to vape use among teens as an “epidemic,” and on Thursday, Nov. 15 passed new regulations on flavored vapes. However, these may not be enough. Between 2011 and 2017, vape use in high schools increased by 780 percent, a...

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

Staff editorial: Abstain from abstinence-only

JagWire staff

September 24, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Despite all Mill Valley students being required to take a semester-long Health class, only 49 percent of students in a survey of 185 believe sexuality education in health class is sufficient. Inconsistent sexuality education standards throughout Kansas have led to some students receiving an inadequate ab...

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

Staff editorial: support the district: vote yes

JagWire staff

April 6, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Although the population of Mill Valley is comparable to other high schools in the area, the quality of other facilities tends to be better than ours. The proposed bond would allow the district to allocate funds to facility improvements, educational technology and the construction of a career and technical...

Staff editorial: sleep is a vital part of health

Staff editorial: sleep is a vital part of health

JagWire staff

December 15, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

As your eyes droop and you drink your fourth cup of coffee, desperately trying to stay awake studying so you can get an A on your final, you probably aren’t thinking about the ramifications of these actions. But, you should. Sleep is vital not only for just your physical or just your mental health...

Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

Staff editorial: Understand the First Amendment

JagWire staff

October 22, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Every student at Mill Valley has taken or will take a Civics class, but how many of us have retained our knowledge of our own basic rights? Out of 228 students surveyed, 21 percent were unable to name any of the rights guaranteed to us by the First Amendment (freedom of religion, speech, press and the...

Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

Staff editorial: Stop joking about suicide

JagWire staff

October 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Many students casually talk about wanting to die, whether it be on social media or in real life. When people say things like “kms” (meaning “kill myself”) they generally try to be ironic and self-deprecating because they want to convey the message that they are embarrassed, stressed or annoye...

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

Staff editorial: Be compassionate for Syrian refugees

JagWire staff

March 5, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

The inscription at the base of the Statue of Liberty, calling for the tired, the poor and “the huddled masses yearning to breathe free,” is the heart of our country’s values. Since our nation’s conception, we’ve prided ourselves on being leaders of the free world, inviting in the outcasts ...

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

Staff Editorial: Students should be thinking critically about the news they ecounter

JagWire staff

February 2, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

From Facebook and Twitter to CNN and ABC, the media has had a rough first month of the new year after being overrun with a worrying new trend: fake news. The American people are struggling to define what fake news actually is. It’s difficult because there is a very fine line between biased, political rep...

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

Staff editorial: World religion studies encourage tolerance

JagWire staff

December 14, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Since the beginning of time, religion has played a large role in dictating historical and current events. Religion often shapes our worldview, influences our choices and determines the key points in our lives, making it an educational subject to study in high school. Although some believe teaching all world...

Staff Editorial: Our school lunch program is top notch; let’s keep it that way

Staff Editorial: Our school lunch program is top notch; let’s keep it that way

JagWire staff

November 23, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

Walking into our lunch room, the options available for food are countless. From the three hot meal choices to the Snack Shack and breakfast options, the choices are so abundant they’re almost overwhelming. The money to afford these items comes from students’ own spending habits, where buying hot lunch ...

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

Staff editorial: Don’t be afraid to get political

JagWire Staff

October 28, 2016


Filed under DECISION 2016, OPINION, Special coverage, Staff editorials

For adults and teenagers alike, politics is not a comfortable conversation topic. Most people try to be as respectful as possible, but politics is a topic in which they can lose control of their emotions. Politics, and this election in particular, can be extremely dividing. Often, people would rather dodge ...

Staff editorial: EpiPens should be more affordable

Staff editorial: EpiPens should be more affordable

JagWire staff

September 23, 2016


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials, Top stories

EpiPens, an injectable emergency medicine for allergic reactions, are a necessity for people living with severe allergies. This device have been around since the 1980s, but over the last few years has grown exponentially more expensive. Several senators have asked the federal government to review pr...

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