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How to Ask Someone to Homecoming

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

September 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

  The school year has begun, and with that comes the Homecoming season. Nervous young boys and maybe some girls will be taking that final step to ask their crushes out, or maybe even just a friend. These nerves may get in the way of taking that step so I’ve developed the top three ways to ask someo...

Band Camp Photo Gallery

Band Camp Photo Gallery

Hannah Holladay and Rachel Pickett

August 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Top Stories, Uncategorized

While summer is usually associated with rest and relaxation, this isn't true for everyone. BV West Band and Color Guard have been working tirelessly during the past couple of weeks to get ready for their fall season. Although to some, spending hours at school during the summer would be horrendous, not...

Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

Ruby Winter Guard wins MGI Winter Guard Competition

Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

February 19, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

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...

All Shook Up Photo Gallery

All Shook Up Photo Gallery

Jolie Barnhart, Lindsey Poland, Photographers

February 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

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...

Crucible Goes to State Thespian Convention

Crucible Goes to State Thespian Convention

Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

December 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

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-Photo Gallery

Crucible-Photo Gallery

Jolie Barnhart, Linsey Poland, Faith Mayhew, Yearbook Photographers

November 18, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Web Exclusives

The BV West Theater Department staged The Crucible by Arthur Miller on Nov. 11 and 12. Seniors Emily Sulentic and Coley Sullivan and juniors Mia Hodges and Aamina Mariam were the leads in the show. The photo gallery records the final dress rehearsal including the tasks of applying stage make-up and wearing...

A Countdown to Crucible

A Countdown to Crucible

Sydney Schranz, Contributor

November 4, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

With BV West's production of The Crucible kicking off in one week, the final days of rehearsal are becoming increasingly crucial to the success of the show. Ms. Vanderpol, the school's director and drama teacher, previously taught at Lawrence High School for over twenty years. During her time the...

Ben Rector Headlines Mix 93.3’s Boo Bash Event

Ben Rector Headlines Mix 93.3’s Boo Bash Event

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

With the weekend before Halloween quickly approaching, Kansas City is filled with various fun events to get locals excited for the holiday. Haunted houses and Halloween parties are in full swing, but there are other options available for those looking to enjoy the music scene while still getting in the...