Mill Valley News

Race does not correlate with personality

Race does not correlate with personality

Adri Talavera, JagWire features/A&E editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

As much as I would like the term Mexican to simply describe my heritage, it also implies certain characteristics about me: that I speak Spanish fluently and I have parents and immediate family members who come directly from Mexico. However, neither of these things apply me and for this reason I have...

Juniors bond over Jeeps

Juniors bond over Jeeps

Lizzie Kulcsar, Sarah Myers, Adri Talavera, JagWire reporter, JagWire features/A&E editor, JagWire features/A&E editor

April 14, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

Anyone who has driven by the activities center parking lot this school year has more than likely noticed the long line of Jeep Wranglers parked side by side. Though it may at first seem like this is for looks, the driver’s friendship actually began prior to parking together and has since been strengthened...

Softball team splits games with Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9

Softball team splits games with Basehor-Linwood on Thursday, April 9

Adri Talavera, Jagwire features/A&E editor

April 11, 2015


Filed under SPORTS

The Jaguar softball team defeated the Basehor-Linwood Bobcats 13-1 in the first game of their double-header, but fell 5-2 in the second game on Thursday, April 9. According to junior Rienna Schriner, one of the highlights of the first game was the team’s skillful hitting. “The first game we...

The Music Man: The Mowgli’s share some love with Kansas City

The Music Man: The Mowgli’s share some love with Kansas City

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

April 3, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Kansas City has a pretty fantastic music scene. With amazing local bands like the Architects and Outsides (who I will be seeing and reviewing on Monday night with Jungle — check back for that) and one of the best alternative radio stations in the country, 96.5 The Buzz, an alternative music junkie ...

Beauty Boss: At-home eyebrow tips

Beauty Boss: At-home eyebrow tips

Adri Talavera, JagWire feature/A&E editor

March 26, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Sometime in the 8th grade I took it upon myself to stop getting mediocre wax treatments which were not only expensive but ineffective in actually improving the shape of my eyebrows. I started plucking my caterpillar-looking eyebrows and people who hadn’t seen me since before my eyebrow metamorphosis...

JagWire reviews streaming services

Jillian Leiby, Adri Talavera, JagWire opinions editor, JagWire features/A&E editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under Reviews

Makeup is not an indicator of promiscuity

Makeup is not an indicator of promiscuity

Adri Talavera, JagWire features/A&E editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

I walked into work a few weeks ago looking exactly how I do every Saturday — clad in my plain uniform with my hair in a ponytail and my makeup done. As I approached my manager’s office to clock in, I was greeted by one of my coworkers with whom I usually banter back and forth. However, as opposed...

Students spend time outside of school producing original music

Students spend time outside of school producing original music

Braden Shaw, Adri Talavera, JagWire reporter, JagWire features/A&E editor

March 11, 2015


Filed under FEATURES

With a medley of  songs playing in the background, senior Aaron Hieb sits at a desk in his fully-equipped bedroom studio. He concentrates on the monitor of his computer, pressing keys and twisting knobs in order to adjust the melody, pitch and bass of a song and transform it into a work of his own....

Physical education teacher and wrestling head coach dedicates himself to the betterment of his team

Physical education teacher and wrestling head coach dedicates himself to the betterment of his team

Adri Talavera, JagWire features/A&E editor

February 11, 2015


Filed under 15 for 15, Special coverage

“The will to prepare must be greater than the will to succeed.” This is just one of the many philosophies which have motivated boy’s physical education teacher and wrestling head coach Travis Keal to push his athletes to the limit for the last 15 years. At the start of his career, when the sc...

Beauty Boss: Oral hygiene is too often overlooked

Beauty Boss: Oral hygiene is too often overlooked

Adri Talavera, JagWire feature/A&E editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Earlier this week, while joking around with my fellow JagWire staff members, the topic of dental hygiene was somehow brought up in conversation. To my horror, I found out that a majority of my newsie peers, who until this point I had considered my intellectual equals, do not regularly floss their teeth....

Thespians earn superior ratings at conference

Thespians earn superior ratings at conference

Adri Talavera, JagWire features/A&E editor

January 27, 2015


Filed under NEWS

After preparing entries for competition for the first time, the Mill Valley Thespian Troupe returned home from the Kansas Thespian State Conference on Thursday, Jan. 8 with 5 students earning superior ratings and one earning a Kansas Thespian Scholarship worth one thousand dollars. According to drama teacher...

Beauty Boss: Post haircut depression is a very real thing

Beauty Boss: Post haircut depression is a very real thing

Adri Talavera, feature/A&E editor

January 7, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Please excuse my sexism, but if there’s one thing boys don't understand about girls, it’s the attachment we have to our hair that goes far beyond the fact that it’s literally attached to us. In the same way that dumb and inanimate things like cars hold value to guys, a female’s hair is vastly...

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