Mill Valley News

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Coaches suffer from gender stereotypes

Ben Wieland and John Lehan

December 11, 2018


Filed under GENDER, Special coverage

In light of the school’s recent girls team state titles, one could easily conclude gender stereotypes in sports have dissipated. Although the imbalance between boys and girls in sports has been decreasing at Mill Valley, gender stereotypes remain an integral piece of history. Boys basketball coa...

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Debate team competes at second NSDA national qualifiers

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

December 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

The Debate team competed at a national tournament qualifier, hosted by Lawrence Free State, on Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. Sophomores Adam White and Tanner Smith received seventh overall with a record of 4:2, juniors Thomas and Travis Babcock received ninth overall with a record of 3:2, sophomore...

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Debate team participates in national qualifiers for first time in program history

Sophie Lecuru, JagWire features editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Four members of the debate team competed at Shawnee Mission South in a national qualifier meet on Saturday, Dec. 1. Participants were sophomores Zachary Botkin, Tanner Smith, Adam White and Ben Wieland. The partnership consisting of Botkin and Smith went 3-3 while White and Wieland went 1-5. https:...

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Debate duo places first overall at Shawnee Mission East

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

November 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The debate team competed at a varsity tournament held by Shawnee Mission East on Saturday, Nov. 10. While no overall placements were given at the competition, sophomores Grace McLeod and Anna Owsley placed first overall, undefeated in each round, which is new to the school’s debate team. Additionally, soph...

The demand for female representatives in politics needs to be fulfilled

The demand for female representatives in politics needs to be fulfilled

Abby White, JAG reporter/photographer

November 10, 2018


Filed under Current Events, OPINION

When looking at clubs, organizations and student body within our school, you may see many female role models but when looking within the government, there are very few examples of woman dominance. There is a lack  of women in government due to society’s prejudice that government and politics are mas...

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...

Students paint pumpkins with famous artwork

Students paint pumpkins with famous artwork

November 2, 2018


Filed under FEATURES

The creative nature of the art room draws you in. Theres the smell of drying paint, on freshly painted pumpkins. The feel-good atmosphere of students expressing themselves with acrylics and pastelles. The past week was no exception in art teacher Jodi Ellis’ classroom, as her drawing class started a new...

‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

‘Bigger than Baseball’ raises funds for senior Nolan Sprague

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

October 16, 2018


Filed under BASEBALL, Nolan Sprague, SPORTS, SPRING

  As part of the continued efforts to raise money for the Sprague family, members of the community planned and participated in the Bigger than Baseball clinic, softball tournament and silent auction held on Saturday, Oct. 13. Around 250 people of all ages participated in the event. The Bi...

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Volleyball loses to Blue Valley and St. James

Gwyneth Hayes, JAG reporter/photographer

September 26, 2018


Filed under FALL, SPORTS, VOLLEYBALL

Volleyball was defeated by Blue Valley and St. James on Tuesday, Sept. 25. The team lost to Blue Valley 20-25 in the first set and 21-25 in the second set. Later that night, the jaguars fell to St. James as well, losing both sets 10-25. Freshman Amara Traiger felt that the team was not confiden...

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