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Students express themselves through art

Students express themselves through art

Samantha Volkamer, JAG copy editor and organizations editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Special coverage, VOICES

Spraying her paper at the NAHS meeting on Thursday, Nov. 8, junior Analiese Wilhauk conveys her emotion through her piece. Like Wilhauk, many other students and teachers choose to express themselves visually. According to NAHS sponsor Krystal Strong, art is a medium for conveying thoughts and...

New library opens on Hilltop Road

New library opens on Hilltop Road

Elizabeth Joseph, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

August 7, 2018


Filed under 1999 to NOW: A library in the making, NEWS, Special coverage, Top stories

As the Monticello Library officially opened its doors, lines of visitors and overflowing parking lots were visible in Monticello Commons. The Monticello Library received 3,098 visitors on its opening day, Sunday, Aug. 5. Although the Johnson County Library was anticipated to receive many visitors, the tu...

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...

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Students put on first ever thespian-exclusive show

Elizabeth Joseph, Taylir Charest, and Jakob Twigg

February 2, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

For the first time in school history, the drama and theatre department has put together a single-cast, thespian-exclusive production of the musical comedy “She Loves Me” directed, choreographed and put together entirely by a group of senior members of the school’s thespian troupe. The show runs...

Tenor and bass singers participate in district-wide festival

Tenor and bass singers participate in district-wide festival

Annika Lehan, JAG organizations editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Waiting in anticipation for the conductor to begin, tenor and bass singers from all across the district stood on risers in the gym during the first annual Tenor/Bass Choral Festival on Monday, Jan 8. All participating singers came from Lexington Trails, Monticello Trails, Mill Creek, De Soto and Mi...

Myth of brain hemisphere dominance contrasts popular belief

Myth of brain hemisphere dominance contrasts popular belief

Nora Lucas and Drake Brizendine

October 22, 2017


Filed under FEATURES

In comedian Bo Burnham’s popular song “Left Brain, Right Brain,” Burnham’s brain separates itself, with one side singing about evolutionary purpose and the other singing about Oreos and love. These lyrics explain a well-known thought process in pop psychology: the left brain is logical and i...

Read and Review offers pre-released books to students

Read and Review offers pre-released books to students

Annika Lehan, JAG Reporter

January 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

Picking out books for Read and Review, students gathered in the library on Wednesday, Jan. 25 during seminar. Read and Review is an annual event that allows students to read books and give feedback to the authors before the books are actually released. Read and Review is hosted through the Young Adu...

Freshman Analiese Wilhauk enjoys the Upper B locker banks

Freshman Analiese Wilhauk enjoys the Upper B locker banks

Ally Nguyen, JagWire opinions editor

January 20, 2017


Filed under 5900 MONTICELLO ROAD, Special coverage

The Upper B locker banks are a popular place for freshman to gather and meet with their friends before school starts. One of these students is freshman Analiese Wilhauk. She originally chose the location because it was close to her locker, but now it has become a gathering place for her and many of her f...

NEHS sponsors book drive for Books Kansas City

NEHS sponsors book drive for Books Kansas City

Anika Roy, JagWire sports editor

December 14, 2016


Filed under NEWS, Top stories

NEHS recently hosted a school-wide book drive, ending Friday, Dec. 9. Books were collected in bins outside the counseling office each morning before school as a class cup competition. The senior class won, having brought in the most, and a total of 707 books were collected. All donated will be sent...

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