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What’s That Thing On Your Head?

What's That Thing On Your Head?

Aminah Syed, Reporter

April 13, 2020

With a Muslim population of 1.8 billion, seeing someone wear a hijab is not out of the ordinary. The hijab is a religious scarf worn on a Muslim woman’s head to maintain modesty and to keep a constant reminder of God. Wearing the hijab is a choice made by a woman, and by her alone. “The hijab is...

COVID-19 Q&A

COVID-19 Q&A

Kiley Peterson, Kolbie Christensen, Natalie Lindmark, Reporters

April 7, 2020

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A New Chapter

A New Chapter

Ally Madden, Reporter

February 11, 2020

Teachers can greatly impact a student’s life. Great teachers change the lives of kids and inspire them to reach their goals. A perfect example of a great teacher is Paul Stuewe, the AP European History teacher, who helped and taught hundreds of students during his 14 years at BV West. As his teaching...

The Body Issue

Hannah Cole, Editor-in-Chief

December 12, 2019

Before senior Katie Vanbeber entered high school, she remained unaware of the eating disorders and body-image issues that plague many individuals. However, as the pressures of perfection ensued, she witnessed her friends starve themselves to lose weight. "As we progressed in high school, a lot of my...

DECA Color Run Gallery

Participants in the DECA/FBBLA Color Run pass through the pink station on Sept. 26

Loulu Walton, Carly Burkholder, Photographers

October 28, 2019

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Under One Roof

Kolbie Christensen and Ally Madden

October 3, 2019

It can be hard to imagine teachers’ lives outside of school. Where do they live? What do they do on weekends? Who do they live with?  Three teachers and one former student teacher all work under the same roof, and as of last summer, live under the same roof. Second-year teachers Paige Lankfor...

Senior Basketball Players Leave a Legacy

Senior Basketball Players Leave a Legacy

Scott Riddle and Ally Madden

April 26, 2019

The senior basketball players worked tirelessly throughout the season to improve their record. The season started out strong in November in 2018, however the team faced some obstacles when 3 out of the 4 seniors were injured. Senior Matt Cairns was among the injured and expressed his excitement to ret...

Sub-Varsity Success

Brenna Morrison and Julia Tinsman

April 26, 2019

Freshman Kaitlin Meinheit, is a member of the girls C basketball team. The teams’ fourteen game winning streak gathered attention. “Our longest winning streak was fourteen games,” Meinheit said. The girls won fourteen consecutive games, which was the longest games won by the team in many year...

Jolie Barnhart

Rae Zimmerli, Editor-in-Chief

April 25, 2019

Behind every great picture is a great photographer. Senior Jolie Barnhart is Photo Editor of the BV West yearbook and though students have seen prints of her her photos all around school, many of them do not know the girl behind them. Barnhart’s love for photography started long before high school...

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