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The Anticipation Begins: The Hunger Games Movie

Megan Varhola, Copy Editor

March 3, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The countdown has officially begun for the long awaited arrival of the Hunger Games in theatres. Today, tickets went on sale for the movie that started as a novel written by Suzanne Collins. While the Harry Potter phenomenon came to a close with the last movie in July of 2011 and the last movie in t...

The Descendants: Movie Review

Maddy Wilson, Section Editor

February 22, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Over the weekend, I saw the movie the Descendants. Most teenagers wouldn’t ever think twice about going to see this type of movie- it was sad and dealt with adult themes. I was pleasantly surprised, though, as this turned out to be one of the best movies I have ever seen. I’ve always been a fan...

Album Review: Nightwish

Mitchell Bird, Reporter

January 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Nov. 30th of this past year, the Finnish band Nightwish released their seventh studio album by the very long and confusing name of "Imaginaerum". Like great albums such as Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and Queensryche's "Operation Mindcrime", "Imaginaerum" tells the audience a story. The story being...

Beloved Disney Movies Reopen in 3-D

Abby Krstulic, Section Editor

January 30, 2012


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After my disappointing realization that I would be missing The Lion King in 3D, I was determined to make it to the theatres to see Beauty and the Beast, the next 3D installment by Disney. My friends and I all made an outing to AMC; we were excited to be seeing our favorite Disney movie in theatres. W...

Woods Classes Help Out Toys for Tots

December 15, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

The Woods Classes at West have been working very hard lately, but not on just final assignments. On Thursday, a number of toy trucks handmade by the Woods classes were sent off to Toys For Tots, be given to less fortunate children in the area. Here are some photos of the trucks, and the students hard...

Assassins Creed Release

Scott Bagley, Reporter

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

To the gamers that prefer to be a hands on method of eliminating their foes. To the gamers who prefer blades, smokescreens, and poisons rather than guns, and tanks. Assassins Creed Revelations will be released to the world on the 15th of November this year. After the thrilling storyline that came ...

Just “In Time”

Cedric Houle, Section Editor

November 2, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Web Exclusives

"In Time" is a fast-paced, action-packed sci-fi thriller similar to movies such as “Source Code” or “Limitless.” The setting for the movie takes place in a dystopian society sometime in the future. In this world, humans have been scientifically engineered to stop aging at age 25. However,...

A Fable of “Fools”

Abby Krstulic, Section Editor

October 31, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Nov. 11 and 12, the BV West theatre department will be performing “Fools,” a comedy written by Neil Simon. The school previously performed it in 2005. “Fools” is about a Russian town hit with a curse of stupidity. The show focuses on Leon Tolchihnsky, a school teacher who has a passion for kno...

Students Participate in Art Show For Joplin

Morgan Cormack, Section Editor

September 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

On Sunday, May 22, 2011, the community of Joplin, Mo. was forever changed by one of the most destructive natural disasters in American history.  The EF5 tornado that hit the town at 5:34 P.M. killed 160 innocent people and impacted the lives thousands more. Even 4 months later, the town is still de...

Improv Troupe

Emily Binshtok, Reporter

April 30, 2011


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Whether it’s a reparatory show or a main stage show, hundreds of hours go into the production of a theater play. The script is written, the set is painted, and the actors memorize their lines. But not all acting is structured and rehearsed. The BV West Improv Troupe is a student-run organization that...