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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...

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 ...

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