• Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

    Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

    Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

    Saturday, Feb. 18, BV West hosted the MGI Winter Guard Competition. Run by parent and student volunteers from band, winter guard and honors societies, the competition was a success. 31 teams participated in the competition, including middle school teams and teams from around the midwest. This is the...

    During a performance at Park Hill High School, members of Ruby Winter Guard perform to the song, Only Her Memories Remain.

    Diane Kershaw

  • Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

    Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

    Staff

         With a strong kick and a terrific second half, sophomore Jonah Park left the competition behind to become the 6A 500 freestyle State champion at the KSHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Topeka, Kan. on Feb. 18. Park posted a time of 4:39.78 besting the mark 0f 4:43.38 set by...

    Sophomore Jonah Park accepting his medal from Coach Tobin Sample.

    Staff

  • All Shook Up Photo Gallery

    All Shook Up Photo Gallery

    Jolie Barnhart, Lindsey Poland, Photographers

    Feb 2, 3 and 4 the BV West Theater Department produced their annual winter musical. This year their performance was All Shook Up, based on Shakespeare's A Twelfth Night, with music by Elvis Presley. Directed by theater teacher Laurie VanderPol, and vocally directed and choreographed by choir teacher...

  • College Signings Photo Gallery

    College Signings Photo Gallery

    Emily Haas, Photographer

    Several BV West seniors signed to play their National Letters of Intent last week. The athletic department held a ceremony during JAG on Feb. 7. The athletes gave speeches thanking their coaches, families and friends. All in attendance were treated to refreshments afterward. The following students were...

    Class of 2017 athletes who signed letter of intent in Feb.

    Emily Haas

  • Crucible Goes to State Thespian Convention

    Crucible Goes to State Thespian Convention

    Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

    Monday, Dec. 7, the BV West Theater Department received news that their fall show, The Crucible, will be performing at State Thespian Convention in Wichita, Kan. Monday morning, at the end of first hour, the cast and crew was called to the Blackbox Theatre. Theater teacher Lauri VanderPol announced to...

    Crucible was performed Nov. 9, 10 & 11 and then in Jan. at the State Thespian convention.

    Jolie Barnhart

Features

Review of Oscars

John Byrket, Editor

The Oscars is a huge event that millions of people tune into watch. This year Jimmy Fallon hosted it, and was very humourous by making fun of Matt Damon almost the whole sh...

  • Students “Over the Mun” for new student teacher February 21
  • Junior Hannah Holladay Performs at United States Figure Skating National Championships January 20
  • BV West Color Run October 18

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Opinion

Donating Life: Organ Donation and the Meaning it Holds

Donating Life: Organ Donation and the Meaning it Holds

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

“Would you like to be an organ donor?” Thousands of high school teenagers receiving their driving permits and licenses are asked this simple question. However, the...

  • Animals: The Solution to Stress? December 19
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie Review December 19
  • Justice for Aleppo December 15

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Sports

Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

Sophomore leads swim team to 8th place State finish

Staff

     With a strong kick and a terrific second half, sophomore Jonah Park left the competition behind to become the 6A 500 freestyle State champion at the KSHSAA...

  • College Signings Photo Gallery February 8
  • Junior Hannah Holladay Performs at United States Figure Skating National Championships January 20
  • Senior Madison Lilley wins Evelyn Gates Award November 17

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News

Class of 2017 Begins Annual Assassins Tradition

Class of 2017 Begins Annual Assassins Tradition

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

The fourth quarter of the school year is characterized by many things for seniors: intense senioritis, graduation parties, decisions about future plans and the annual game...

  • Winter Guard Hosts MCCGA Winter Guard Competition February 17
  • Students in Anatomy Dissect Pig Heart and Lungs February 3
  • Justice for Aleppo December 15

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Arts & Entertainment

Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

Saturday, Feb. 18, BV West hosted the MGI Winter Guard Competition. Run by parent and student volunteers from band, winter guard and honors societies, the competition was...

  • All Shook Up Photo Gallery February 8
  • The Road Not Taken December 19
  • And the World Keeps Turning: An Over View of Five Nights at Freddy’s December 14

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