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Mayhem Week: StuCo hosts first ever Mario Kart tournament

Mayhem Week: StuCo hosts first ever Mario Kart tournament

Ben Wieland, Opinions Editor

May 3, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Freshman Ryan Biven won a sixteen-student Mario Kart tournament hosted by StuCo Wednesday, May 1. Biven won all eight of his races in the tournament, and crossed the final finish line with a crowd of students chanting his name. However, Biven stayed calm and confident until he crossed the finish lin...

Girls soccer team defeats Shawnee Mission Northwest 3-0

Girls soccer team defeats Shawnee Mission Northwest 3-0

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under GIRLS SOCCER, SPORTS

The girls soccer team defeated Shawnee Mission Northwest 3-0 Friday, April 12 thanks to a much-improved offense and timely finishing. The team’s three goals equaled their total from the past four games combined. This upgrade to the team’s attack was no accident; head coach Arlan Vomhof e...

JagWire staffers review art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

JagWire staffers review art at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Jonathan Atchley, Elizabeth Joseph, and Ben Wieland

March 27, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Reviews

ONCE UPON A TIME We were enthralled by this piece by Ibe Kyoko. This six-fold screen is part of a series of pieces focusing on Japanese culture. The screens are made from “washi” or handmade paper that Kyoko made herself. Additionally, she created the colors using natural materials, like gemstones. Additionally, Kyoko added Japa...

Senior Nolan Sprague speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting

Senior Nolan Sprague speaks at Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting

Ben Wieland, JagWire opinions editor

March 25, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Nolan Sprague, Special coverage, Top stories

Senior Nolan Sprague spoke at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes meeting before school on Friday, March 22. Sprague and his best friend senior Quinton Hall addressed the gathering of about thirty students and answered questions about the aftermath of Sprague’s accident. “[Life has] been different,” Sprague sa...

Student council members lead the school

Student council members lead the school

March 8, 2019


Filed under LEADERSHIP, LEADERSHIP, Special coverage

It’s 7:15 a.m. on a dreary Thursday morning. Most students are either still sleeping or wishing they were. The halls of the school are barren, and the few students wandering the halls are groggy and tired. However, despite the early hour, StuCo sponsor Erica Crist’s small room at the bottom of the...

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Updated substance abuse contract outlines penalties for extracurricular activities

Steven Curto, JagWire A&E editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The KSHSAA substance abuse policy was revised in December 2018 to specify consequences students in extracurricular and co-curricular activities face if they violated the agreement signed at the beginning of the year. The policy states that these violations consist of being caught using “alcohol, tobacc...

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Jazz band encourages student self-expression through freeform music

Taylir Charest, JAG people editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Every day, classes of students meet in the band room to showcase their talents, but a certain group, known as Jazz Band, meets in the band room to explore their creative side when performing music. Junior saxophonist Joey Gillette believes jazz band is special because of the makeup of the group. “Ja...

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Repertory Theater class performs first shows in school history

Hannah Chern, Mill Valley News social media editor and JagWire news editor

December 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

  The new Repertory Theater class set off their inaugural year by performing their first two shows. “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” by Greg Allen was performed on Thursday, Dec. 6 and “Harvey” by Mary Chase was performed on Friday, Dec. 7. Repertory Theater is a new addit...

Students express their political opinions through volunteerism

Students express their political opinions through volunteerism

Taylor Sitzmann, JAG academics editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

In the past months, junior Noah Hookstra has worked after school and on weekends in hopes of showcasing Sharice Davids, the new Congressional Third District representative, as well as his political involvement. This fall, Hookstra did everything from handing out flyers, to calling potential voters, in...

Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West

Boys soccer season ends with 3-1 loss to Shawnee Mission West

Ben Wieland, Jagwire opinions editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS

Standing in the rain after the Jaguars’ 3-1 defeat at the hands of Shawnee Mission West on Thursday, Oct. 25, head coach Arlan Vomhof attempted to summarize exactly what happened. In the end, Vomhof just said “those things happen.” The Jaguars scored first with a header from senior team captain ...

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