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Upcoming Fall Play: The Crucible

Upcoming Fall Play: The Crucible

Jack Anstine, Contributor

September 26, 2016

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

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

     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 ...

A Trip to the Zoo

A Trip to the Zoo

Ryan Barrett, Photographer

May 2, 2016


Upcoming Auditions for the Spring Play

Upcoming Auditions for the Spring Play

Mikaela Schmitt, Contributor

February 23, 2016

BVW Theatre's department just finished a successful run of West Side Story on February 18th, 19th, and 20th. However there is no rest for those strongly involved in the department; auditions for the spring play are this Wednesday and Thursday, the 24th and 25th, with callbacks on Friday, the 26th. ...

The Benefits of Playing an Instrument

Jonah Park

February 14, 2016

Playing an instrument can come with more benefits other than fame and money. It provides many people a way to immerse themselves in thought and concentration, and often brings a very trance-like state of consciousness. Many students here at Blue Valley West possess the ability to play an instrument (...

Mulan: The Woman Who Saved China

Dana Nasr, Contributor

December 17, 2015

             As winter rolls around Disney movies along with holiday movies become a big focal point to movie watchers. One Disney movie that catches much attention for its diverse and unique roots is Mulan. In the movie, Mulan is the female protagonist of the film who masks her identity wh...

20 Things to do During Winter Break that AREN’T Netflix

Shaye Herman, Editorial Board

December 14, 2015

Anyone can see it: that our generation is utterly infatuated with Netflix. It’s easy to understand why- it’s convenient, addictive, and brought TV shows back into relevance from a period when no one really watched TV. However, like in most cases with things that get popular, people are going overboard....

Fall Music Concerts

Fall Music Concerts

November 14, 2015

The BV West Music Department has completed their first round of concerts much to the delight of packed audiences for each of them. The first choir concert featured performances by each of the choir classes. Their program included classical performances in Renaissance costumes, Western music complete...

Dying from anticipation

Dying from anticipation

Melissa Franano, contributor

October 19, 2015

As we begin to realize October is just around the corner there is a large range of reactions. Some people wish it was still summer, some are excited for the weather, but then there are the people who have been anticipating the beloved day of the 31st. I don’t know about you but as we get older most...

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