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The Hidden Gem

The Hidden Gem

Lanie Render, Reporter

October 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, September Print

On the furthest end of the school lies the Jewelry classroom, a hidden gem unknown to many. Few students are aware of the impressive machinery and resources that are unique to the BV School District. A typical day in Room 611 constitutes a fairly lenient structure. Jewelry Teacher, Brian Kroeker explains...

Starting On The Right Note

Starting On The Right Note

Rae Zimmerli, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, September Print

West Choir is singing in the nineties, or really, they’re singing in the eighties as well. They performed songs like Patience by Guns and Roses and I’m Going to be 500 Miles by the Proclaimers at their Performing Arts Showcase on September 19th. “We pick a theme for Performing Arts Showcase; l...

This is Us Review

This is Us Review

Lanie Render, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Last night the popular series, This Is Us, debuted its second season to eager watchers. To say the least, it did not disappoint. The worries regarding second season slumps were assuaged the minute the familiar characters appeared on the screen. The audience did not think their hearts could break anymore,...

Thoughts on Youtube Vlogs

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Every month there are over six billion viewers that watch YouTube. The large majority are young people that range from age 13 to 17. What exactly do people watch on YouTube? Lately children have been watching YouTube vlogs that can last up to hours while others are much shorter, lasting only ten...

The New Harry Potter Books

The New Harry Potter Books

Hannah Cole, Reporter

September 26, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On June 26, 1997, J.K. Rowling released the Harry Potter books to the world. It was the beginning of a huge franchise, full of movies, merchandise and theme parks. The series left people excited and hungry for more. Now, 20 years later in the fall of 2017, there will be two new additions to the beloved...

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...