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Invest time into your own life, not into YouTubers’

Invest time into your own life, not into YouTubers’

Anika Roy, JagWire editor-in-chief

November 21, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

The parlor game—a game that, somewhere along the way, my crazy family invented or picked up. An individual has a minute to describe a person, whether they be a friend or family member, a celebrity or a fictional character, to their teammates in hopes of them guessing correctly. Because any name is ...

Freshman Aidan Thomas enjoys filming and editing videos

Freshman Aidan Thomas enjoys filming and editing videos

Raya Lehan, Mill Valley News Online editor-in-chief

November 1, 2016


Filed under Define Yourself, Special coverage

Since he was seven years old, freshman Aidan Thomas has had an interest in filming, editing and sharing videos. He created his YouTube channel, Aidmation, shortly after discovering his passion. Thomas discovered his love for creating videos while hanging out with his friends on a normal day. “I was wit...

Sophomore analyzes classic novels on YouTube channel

Sophomore analyzes classic novels on YouTube channel

Sarah Myers, JagWire editor-in-chief

March 8, 2016


Filed under FEATURES

Whether speaking to a class of 20 students or to a camera for 60 YouTube subscribers, sophomore Graham Wilhauk brings the same amount of enthusiasm and heart into his words every time he discusses his passion for classical novels. Since late December 2015, Wilhauk has been posting weekly videos on his YouT...

The Music Man: 39 thoughts I had while listening to Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’

The Music Man: 39 thoughts I had while listening to Troye Sivan’s ‘Wild’

Justin Curto, Mill Valley News editor-in-chief

September 7, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

Last year, Australian YouTube personality Troye Sivan released one of my favorite extended plays of 2014, “TRXYE.” A dream pop masterpiece, “TRXYE” showcased both Sivan’s maturity and talent. After I heard it, I couldn’t wait for his next record. About a year after he released “TRXYE,” Sivan announced a second EP, “Wild,” at VidCon....

Clayton’s Catastrophic Column: There’s literally so much music

Clayton’s Catastrophic Column: There’s literally so much music

Clayton Kistner, JagWire photographer

February 19, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

For anyone who has crossed my path since around the end of my sophomore year, you know that I have a large affinity for all things related to Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter (commonly known simply as Beyoncé). Her music speaks to me in a way that not even a good cheeseburger could possibly attain,...

The Music Man: I want to jam with my mom too

The Music Man: I want to jam with my mom too

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

February 17, 2015


Filed under BLOGS

It’s 9:50 p.m. on a Friday, and this is the earliest I’ve ever written a blog. (When I check the clock after finishing, it’s 10:45 p.m. — I’m making record time over here.) Why, you may ask? Well, reader, I made what probably will be my most important music discovery of this semester about...

Student uses YouTube for self-expression

Student uses YouTube for self-expression

Adri Talavera, JagWire reporter

October 16, 2014


Filed under FEATURES

Staring into the camera, senior Hannah Phipps begins filming the first part a new YouTube video titled “7 Most Annoying Things EVER,” a satirical video in which she discusses ridiculous pet peeves, followed by a promotion for her friend Brooke Bennett’s fundraiser for an underprivileged famlies....

Extra Lives: #GamerGate

Extra Lives: #GamerGate

Nick Booth, JagWire news editor

September 30, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

It’s been sweeping the gaming community as a whole for about a month, yet many still don’t understand what it is or how it came to be. #GamerGate is a hashtag created to describe arguably one of the biggest controversies this industry has ever seen. What exactly it means depends on who you ask....

Failed social experiment emphasizes sexual harassment

Failed social experiment emphasizes sexual harassment

Elizabeth Fleming, JAG reporter/photographer

September 30, 2014


Filed under OPINION, Opinion columns

Sexual harassment is an issue that has plagued society for decades now.  Every year countless women, and men, fall victim to different forms of unwanted sexual attention anywhere from cat-calling to rape.  A recent slew of shocking events has caused me to think, how can we stop sexual harass...

The Music Man: EP review: “Infinity EP” by AJR

The Music Man: EP review: “Infinity EP” by AJR

Justin Curto, JagWire managing editor

September 24, 2014


Filed under BLOGS

If you’re one of my faithful readers from last year, you probably read my post where I blogged about an indie pop band called AJR, which comprises brothers Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. Well, that blog post was my claim to fame for all of last year. Why, you ask? After writing it, I had decided to Faceboo...

Blog: Betty Who?

Blog: Betty Who?

Justin Curto, JagWire web editor

May 13, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

Recently, I've been hearing a lot of YouTube personalities (YouTubers) such as Tyler Oakley and Connor Franta, talk about a relatively new singer named Betty Who. Upon hearing her song "Heartbreak Dream" in one of Oakley's videos, I was enamored with it. After listening to some of her other music, my respect for her as an artist grew even more. So, I figured ...

Blog: Ricky Dillon is far from ordinary

Blog: Ricky Dillon is far from ordinary

Justin Curto, JagWire web editor

April 29, 2014


Filed under BLOGS, OPINION

I cannot begin to tell you how much time YouTube has taken from my life. I used to only watch music videos, covers and the occasional viral video, but lately I’ve become fans of some pretty cool YouTube personalities (aka YouTubers) as well. One such YouTuber, Ricky Dillon, recently began posting cover...

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