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Adult rights should be given all at once

Adult rights should be given all at once

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

After witnessing many seniors vote in this year’s midterm elections, I began to think about when you truly become an adult. Legally, one is an adult when they turn 18, but due to other laws and restrictions, that is not really the case. While I think the age to become an adult should not be 18, I do...

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Robotics team modifies toy cars for special needs children

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 18, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

To give children with special needs a toy that works for them, the robotics team worked with Variety KC, to benefit their Go Baby Go program, to modify toy cars on Saturday, Nov. 17. The team created the cars for the kids they were sponsoring, Jeremiah and Micah. After a positive experience la...

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Seniors win powderpuff game for the second year in a row

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the senior girls won powderpuff for the second year in a row on Monday, Nov. 5. Originally scheduled during homecoming week, the game was postponed due to rain. At the start of the second half, the seniors were up 21-7. Hoping to come back, the juniors sco...

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley North 2-0 on senior night

Boys soccer defeats Blue Valley North 2-0 on senior night

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

October 13, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, SPORTS, Top stories

Boys soccer beat the Blue Valley North Mustangs 2-0 on Thursday, Oct. 11. The group of 8 seniors experienced a win on senior night, the last home game of the regular season. In the first half, senior Jake Ashford scored a memorable goal to make the score 1-0. “I couldn’t have asked fo...

Boys soccer triumphs over Blue Valley Northwest in 2-1 victory

Boys soccer triumphs over Blue Valley Northwest in 2-1 victory

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 26, 2018


Filed under BOYS SOCCER, FALL, SPORTS, Top stories

  Boys soccer defeated Blue Valley Northwest with a 2-1 score on Tuesday, Sept. 25. With 11 minutes left in the first half, sophomore Quinten Blair scored the first goal of the game. At the end of the first half the Jaguars were winning 1-0. Being up in the first half gave senior Jake A...

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Volleyball defeats Blue Valley West in a two-set match

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, VOLLEYBALL

The volleyball team swept the Blue Valley West Jaguars on Tuesday, Sept. 11. After previously losing to BVW earlier in the season, the team won the first set with a score of 25-19 and the second set with a score of 25-17. The jaguars fell to Blue Valley Southwest later that night, losing 23-25 in t...

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Stuco implements prom theme, ‘Dancing Through the Decades,’ into the prom pep assembly

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

April 15, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Students in the bleachers roar in excitement as the prom candidates perform to songs during the prom pep assembly on Friday, April 13. With the 2017-2018 school year almost finished, StuCo hosted the year’s final pep assembly. For about a month, student body secretary junior Hannah Barnes worked w...

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Third annual Relay For Life event raises $81,248 for the American Cancer Society

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

A roar of cheers erupts in the main gym as cancer survivors start their lap in the survivor walk, beginning the students’ active night that is Relay for Life. On Friday, March 23, students joined forces to raise money for the American Cancer Society. By the end of the journey, Jaguar Nation raised $81,248, topping the past two years. Open to the public between 6 to 10 p.m., people in the community participated in on-site fundraisers to enjoy good foo...

Boys basketball upsets top seed Eisenhower in quarterfinals of state tournament

Boys basketball upsets top seed Eisenhower in quarterfinals of state tournament

Nora Lucas and Sammie Volkamer

March 7, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

Boys basketball defeated the Eisenhower Tigers 68-64 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament in Topeka on Wednesday, March 7. The Tigers were the first seed and the Jaguars were eighth, but after this win, the Jaguars will play in the semifinals Friday against Bishop Carroll. The first half ...

Boys basketball defeats Washington High School in sub-state game

Boys basketball defeats Washington High School in sub-state game

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

With a final score of 75-38, the Jaguars extended their season by yet another game on Tuesday, Feb. 27. From the beginning, the Jaguars secured their lead by ending the first quarter with a score of 22-10. According to senior Cooper Kaifes, their preparation reflected the score. “We k...

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sophomore Callie Roberts competes in archery

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

Using her dragonfly bow, sophomore Callie Roberts pulls back and prepares to release her arrow. For six years, Roberts has enjoyed practicing target archery both with a team and independently. Roberts discovered archery through her uncle, who inspired her to pursue archery because of his own inter...

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Boys basketball pulls out a win over Lansing

Sammie Volkamer, JAG reporter

January 27, 2018


Filed under BOYS BASKETBALL, SPORTS, Winter

  The boys basketball team defeated the Lansing Lions 67-57 on Friday, Jan. 26 at Lansing. At the end of the first half, the Jaguars were leading Lansing 29-25, and by the end of the third quarter, they were winning 45-38. Going into the game, senior Brody Flaming was hoping for a good ou...

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