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Taking The Reins

Taking The Reins

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

November 23, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

Starting high school is scary for everyone, even if they're going to go to school with the same people they have been with for years. Freshman Natalie Lindmark was homeschooled during the seventh and eighth grade due to how often she travels for her out of state horseback riding competitions. Her fa...

Take a Virtual Tour of BV West

Take a Virtual Tour of BV West

Staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Video

It may only be November but middle school students are already thinking about where they will go next year. Lakewood and Pleasant Ridge students should, of course, go to BV West. We realize that transfers are easy to come by, but as every Jaguar knows, "West is Best." Follow two Spotlight editors...

Alternative Atmospheres

Alternative Atmospheres

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

In a school of 1,400, every individual’s unique needs cannot always be met. Students may struggle in the traditional classroom setting, yet have their struggles written off to lack of motivation or effort. BV Academy aims to help these students through high school by providing the attention and circumstances...

Fret Not for Finals

Jacob Braun, Reporter

November 11, 2017


Filed under Features

As Thanksgiving break grows closer and closer, the students at BV West will start to prioritize and dread one thing: finals. First semester finals this year will begin on Dec. 18 and conclude on Dec. 20. While this may seem like a ways away, finals week will come quicker than expected. To help minimize...

Trickling in Trick or Treaters

Lanie Render, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Last night was quieter than most of its kind. Children were a minimum in the streets and homes's candy baskets were overflowing with candy at the end of the night. In past years, young ones in costumes would have been collecting all the candy possible, so why was it different this year? Many attribute...

Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Red and Silver Brigade, BV West’s marching band has just finished another successful season. The band works hard throughout all of summer in order to prepare for a rigorous competitive season during late September and all of October. This year, their show “Call of the Wild” features different...

The Truth About Treaux

The Truth About Treaux

Lanie Render, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, September Print

“I decided to go by my middle name because I love its uniqueness in both pronunciation and spelling,” senior Treaux Jackson said. Jackson–his first named pronounced as “true”–embodies the traits of sincerity and intellectual curiosity. Jackson has fully immersed himself in the language...

Pink Out or Get Out

Pink Out or Get Out

Jacob Braun, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Last Friday, BV West held its homecoming football game. This year the theme centered around breast cancer awareness and was put on by two senior Jaguar Pride Coalition (JPCo) members, Sophie Kolkhorst and Katie Walesh. The two decided to use this as their medallion project for the leadership cl...

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

Kolbie Christensen, Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features

BV West has introduced a new club, the Air Couch Club. It has gained popularity after being founded by freshman Maddie Chaney and Madison Shuey. “Diversity is a really important part of life,” Chaney said. “I think our club is very diverse in the sense that we all come from different social gr...

Making Policy a Priority

Making Policy a Priority

Mikaela Schmitt and Jacob Braun

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features, September Print

Minors in possession. Breathalyzers. Marijuana. Cigarettes.  Alcohol. Vaping. The Blue Valley Substance Abuse agreement serves as one method to encourage kids to say no to these illegal activities. Adopted for all Blue Valley Schools in 2001, this policy outlines the requirements of students...