Mill Valley News

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...

Staff editorial: Students should consider all post-graduation options

Staff editorial: Students should consider all post-graduation options

Ben Wieland and John Lehan

April 19, 2019


Filed under OPINION

Most students have realized by now that the mantra “you can be whatever you want when you grow up” is a bit misleading. However, sometimes cynical high schoolers skew too far in the other direction; we pigeonhole ourselves into a certain college, a certain trade or a certain career before we’ve...

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...

Strong journalism is essential to society

Strong journalism is essential to society

Ben Wieland and Sophia Armendariz

March 22, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Staff editorials

American journalism is in danger, at least the way we know it. Public trust in the media is plummeting: according to Axios, 72 percent of Americans believe that major news sources intentionally report fake news. Distrust in media has been an issue for years that, during the 2016 election, President Tr...

Board of Education passes GSA’s nondiscrimination policy change proposal in 6-to-1 vote

Board of Education passes GSA’s nondiscrimination policy change proposal in 6-to-1 vote

John Lehan and Tanner Smith

March 22, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

With a 6-to-1 vote, the Board of Education passed the GSA proposal to add the phrases “gender identity” and “sexual orientation” to the district’s nondiscrimination policy. This decision puts our nondiscrimination policy on par with other districts such as the Topeka and Kansas City, Missour...

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...

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Journalism takes home 25 awards from regional contest on Monday, Feb. 25

Tatum Elliott, JagWire News Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under NEWS

The journalism department received 25 awards at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association regional competition on Monday, Feb. 25. Of those awards, six were first place rankings. The 18 students continuing to state will compete again on Saturday, May 4, at KU. First place participants comprised of senior...

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Wrestling team places seventh at state tournament

Ben Wieland, Opinions Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under SPORTS, Top stories, Winter, WRESTLING

The wrestling team finished in seventh place out of 35 schools at the state championship at Hartman Arena on Friday, Feb. 22 and Saturday, Feb. 23. They ended the competition with 89 points. Sophomore Ethan Kremer brought home a state championship in the 220-pound weight class, while sophomore Brodie Scott and ju...

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

Board of Education reviews playground vendors and policy changes

John Lehan, JagWire reporter/photographer

February 6, 2019


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

The Board of Education approved ABCreative inc. for upcoming elementary school playground renovation. Additionally, junior Madelyn Hodes and senior Alicia Ratzloff of the GSA proposed a non-discrimination policy change, which the board will vote on next month. The board also recognized staff members on Monday, Feb. 4. All elementar...

The NFL must fix officiating before it’s too late

The NFL must fix officiating before it’s too late

Ben Wieland, Jagwire opinions editor

January 28, 2019


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

On Sunday, Jan. 20, millions tuned in from across America to the NFL Conference Championships. Viewers wanted to see the stars - Todd Gurley, Drew Brees, Tom Brady and Kansas City’s own Patrick Mahomes - play hard and decide the game. Instead, viewers got controversy and a game decided by the offic...

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