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Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

Ryan Barrett, Photographer

April 27, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

BV West students experienced a professional movie production for the motion picture, Tipping Point both in front of and behind the camera.  Photos by sophomore Ryan Barrett. Director Thomas Gale looks through the view finder during filming.  Gale came to BV West to recruit students and teachers for his film.  He knew theater teacher Laurie Vanderpol and she suggested he c...

Sophomore drops new EP

Sophomore drops new EP

Mikaela Schmitt, Reporter

April 8, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

For many, singing and performing is just an interest, but a talented sophomore has turned that interest into a passion. Sophomore Kate Cosentino released her second EP on Friday, Jan. 30.   An event to celebrate the release was held at RC’s Backdoor in Martin City, at 7 pm. Cosentino played...

La Fiesta Musica!

La Fiesta Musica!

January 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The Commons was transformed into a festive Mexican restaurant with members of the BV West Chorale serving as singing waiters.  Food was provided by MiRanchito Cocina & Cantina Mexican Restaurant on Monday, Jan. 26.  Desserts were auctioned off and all money raised went toward sending the choir to the Worldstrides Heritag...

Caught in The Net Censorship

Jourdan Gish, Reporter

December 4, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

This last weekend, BV West’s Repertory Theatre class had their production of “Caught in The Net.” The show was full of crude British humor. Students may have been surprised at the content in the play, since it was something the department hadn’t really done before.  What most students don’t...

Pottermore Opening

Jourdan Gish, Reporter

May 9, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

Back in October, I wrote a story about Pottermore opening that month. One week later after that story came out, I was checking the insider blogs for information on the release. During my search, I saw that they had pushed the release to April. After having a moment of rage for them not releasing this...

The Hunger Games Review, Part II

Jourdan Gish, Reporter

April 7, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Sep. 14, 2008, the first Hunger Games book was released into the world.  Then on March 23, 2012, the story of the post-apocalyptic country came to the big screen. Students skipped out on sleep and school the next day to join other “Tributes” (Hunger Games Fans) in the Movie Theaters. I didn’t...

Poetry: Part of Life for BV West Teacher

Michelle Brox, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Poetry is a way to unleash emotions and unravel thoughts through the eloquent rhyme of words. It is self-expression that can touch another person deeply; it can knock the very breath out of a reader.  Poetry is personal; it doesn’t have to make a lick of sense to anyone else. There is not a hard and...

Unstress The Dress: Senior Prom 2012

Emily Grantham and Megan Varhola, Section Editors

March 26, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

Dress shopping can be stressful. If you are a senior you have had the opportunity to attend nine formal dances, so with prom just around the corner making it magic number ten it can be difficult to find a dress no one has seen before. Most likely as a girl you’ve tried the one shoulder, strapless,...

The Hunger Games: Movie Review

Megan Varhola, Section Editor

March 24, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

Last night, I took it upon myself to go to the midnight premiere of the long anticipated Hunger Games. I had built a wonderful dream of all this movie had to offer, and sadly was disappointed. While, the flaws I noticed would go unseen to the uninformed viewer they stuck out to me and were blinding...