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Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Jolie Barnhart, Illumination-Arts Section Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

     Walking into the BV West Performing Arts Center, a single figure stands center stage. He is surrounded by two microphones, a loop machine and his guitar. As students fill the center section, 18-year-old Goren looks out to the group and grins.  "Thanks for coming. Who wants...

Sharing a Passion: Kelly Bushouse

Sharing a Passion: Kelly Bushouse

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

September 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Some students play one instrument and participate in band. Junior Kelly Bushouse plays three instruments and is in three different ensembles. Music is one of Bushouse’s top priorities, taking up most of her free time when she is not in school. She has loved music since elementary school, and hopes...

Letters to Sala

Letters to Sala

September 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

The following photos are from the dress rehearsal of Letters to Sala. Half of this show takes place during the Holocaust while Sala, a young women in a concentration camp, hides all the letters she receives that contains information about what is happening. The other half of the show is the family of...

Blue Valley West Orchestra

Blue Valley West Orchestra

Kayla Noelker, Kayla Noelker

September 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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Kim Possible Live-Action Movie is Underway

Kim Possible Live-Action Movie is Underway

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Kim Possible, an animated TV show that ended over 10 years ag0, has continued to be a fan favorite with today's generation, with people often saying that it is a part of the 'old Disney' group that is praised for being one of the best Disney shows. While the show itself is not coming back, the beloved ...

A Breath of Fresh Heir

A Breath of Fresh Heir

Chelsea Park, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

British Royalty has gained a new family member. On Monday, April 23, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, gave birth to her third child, a baby boy. Just several hours after the new prince’s birth, his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented him to the public outside the Lind...

Junior wins design contest

Junior wins design contest

Staff

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Make a ripple, change the world. The motto for the SEVENDAYS organization emphasized that small positive actions could make a big difference. April 10-16 the group worked to emphasize Love, Discovery, Others, Connections, Individuals, Going out to make change and moving Onward.  The group sponsored...

Winter Guard performs in MCCGA Championships

Winter Guard performs in MCCGA Championships

Maria Kershaw and Diane Kershaw

April 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

April 7 The Blue Valley West Winter Guard traveled to Springfield, Missouri to attend the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association (MCCGA) championship contest. The Ruby Guard competed at Ozark High School. They performed their show, Pursuit, to the music of Cirque De Soleil's, KA. They placed f...

Jaguar Percussion Group Hosts Festival

Jaguar Percussion Group Hosts Festival

Diane Kershaw, Photographer

April 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries

 March 30 The Jaguar Percussion Groups worked together to host an area percussion festival. The one-of-a-kind event drew musicians from Topeka, Lawrence, Olathe, Shawnee Mission and the Blue Valley high schools.  Clinicians from the University of Kansas, Michael Compitello, the Kansas City...

Fortnite Launches on Mobile

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

March 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Last week, Epic Games expanded on Fortnite’s already impressive accessibility, releasing the game on mobile platforms. According to an app store intelligence firm, the mobile version earned over $1.5 million in its first three days of launch, even though the app is free to download. In-app purchases f...