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9/11... 20 Years Later

9/11… 20 Years Later

Aminah Syed and Lucy Call October 1, 2021

When the World Trade Towers went down on September 11, 2001, the United States ultimately changed forever. American lifestyles changed, now we get extensive security checks at the airports and stricter...

Katie Bonnema Joins Staff as New Principal

Katie Bonnema Joins Staff as New Principal

Ethan Yuwono, Madyson Starkey, Guest Writers October 1, 2021

Within the past month, there have been a number of exciting changes happening a BV West. Students are coming back to school, a new wave of freshmen are arriving. Older students are returning while others...

The Return of Clubs

The Return of Clubs

Maya Sabapathy, Reporter September 27, 2021

Clubs represent a tremendous part of the BV West community, especially of the four cornerstones. It was difficult to run clubs last year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. With school being fully in-person...

Sophomores bring the spirit during the chant competition at the end of the Homecoming Assembly on Sept. 17.

Assemblies: A Cherished Tradition

Maggie Reecht, Guest Writer September 22, 2021

One of many students' favorite things about BV West are the assemblies. It's a time and a place where everyone can come together to celebrate our activities and our school. “It makes West different...

Spotlight Media Suggestions Form HERE

September 8, 2021

Hey, jags! Have an idea for the newspaper? Please submit it here! Your ideas allow for the Spotlight to be a more student-oriented paper. The newspaper staff will evaluate and get to your suggestions...

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength

Caroline Erickson, Reporter March 26, 2021

 Mental health is all about getting people the support they need and deserve to help them when they are struggling the most. Sources of Strength is a mental health awareness club, working to prevent...

Helicopter or Hands Off

Helicopter or Hands Off

Kolbie Christensen and Natalie Lindmark March 9, 2021

At a time in high schoolers lives where discovering oneself and approaching the real world is in front view mirror, parents can sometimes slam on the brakes for them. Parents have long lasting effects...

More Than An Application

Kolbie Christensen, Editor-In-Chief (2020-21) December 18, 2020

Senior year is full of firsts and lasts. Taking in the last of the high school classes, football games and dances that felt like they would never come to end is bittersweet. As well as trying to...

Freshmen vs. Senior Experience

Kolbie Christensen, Editor-In-Chief (2020-21) December 18, 2020

High school is marked by many milestones in one’s life. The two biggest being freshman and senior year. These years are known as the period of time that you enter into your teenage years and eventually...

COVID Fashion

COVID Fashion

Sadie MacDonald and Julia Montgomery, Guest Writers December 2, 2020

"What you wear is how you present your self to the world, especially today, when human contacts are so quick. Fashion is instant language.” Clothing designer Miuccia Prada. BV West shows off many different...

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