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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...

Clowning Around

Clowning Around

Stephen Kinder and Jonah Park, Contributors

October 12, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

A new scare has entered the vicinity just in time for Halloween. No, it is not the latest election or a "Sexy" Harambe costume, but a blast from the past; clowns. With the first sighting of a clown roaming the streets at night on August 1st, clowns have been terrorizing the United States as well as parts...

This is Us Review

This is Us Review

Lanie Render, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Sept. 20, CBS aired the pilot it's critically acclaimed series, This is Us. Highly anticipated by many, and in my opinion, did not disappoint. I will, careful to avoid spoilers, account for what one would have missed if they neglected to watch the premier. Prior to airing, it was known that it...

Upcoming Fall Play: The Crucible

Upcoming Fall Play: The Crucible

Jack Anstine, Contributor

September 26, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Auditions for the fall play began on Sept. 19. After a tough round of callbacks the cast was revealed on Sept. 21. Parts were cast by English teachers, Jeff Baxter and Dr. Laura Restivo, and theater director, Laurie Vanderpol. Rehearsals start on Monday, Sept. 26 The Crucible is a dramatic take on ...

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Bastille Wild World Album Review

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

September 9, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On September 9th, 2016, Bastille released Wild World, their second studio album. With their first single, Good Grief scaling the charts and currently sitting at No. 6 on the alternative billboard, they are off to a strong start. The best songs on the album personally, are Warmth, Lethargy and The Cu...

Miss Kansas Visits BV West

Miss Kansas Visits BV West

Rachel Zimmerli, Reporter

August 22, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

     Johnson County native and BV West alum, Kendall Schoenekase, was crowned Miss Kansas on June 11, 2016. She plans to take the stage at the Miss America 2017 - and win.      The reason behind all of Schoenekase’s hard work is her personal experience with texting and driving in 2014. She ...