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Clips from the Eclipse

Clips from the Eclipse

Spotlight and Illumination Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

On Monday, Aug. 21, people all across the country stepped outside to witness a rare total solar eclipse. Even though school was in session during the eclipse, which lasted from 11:48 a.m. until 2:46 p.m. , students and staff did not miss out on the opportunity to take part in the one of a kind experience....

New Faces at BV West

New Faces at BV West

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Below is a sneak peek of the 13 teachers, administrators and coaches who will be joining the Jaguar family this year. Name: Krystal Blackmon Subject: LIFT Hometown: Pensacola, Florida Any previous teaching experience: I began my career working at a center school that serves students with disab...

Allegations of Sexism Divide Debate Community

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Debate is a cornerstone of pride at BV West with impressive accolades and a reputation for excellence. The team, led by coach Arianne Fortune, includes an eclectic collection of some of the brightest minds in the school. It is hard to imagine that the team struggles to define “sexism” as a group....

Linking Social Media Use to Depression

Stephen Kinder, Contributor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

There is no denying that social media plays a prominent role in society; ranging from business advertisement to simple blogging of everyday activity, the use of social media is certainly not going away. If one walks into a any place whether it be a school or restaurant, one will probably see that peopl...

Yearbook Photogs Focus on Fortuity

Yearbook Photogs Focus on Fortuity

Yearbook Photo Staff

April 30, 2017


Filed under Features

On Thursday, April 20 more than 40 yearbook photographers loaded into a bus and traveled to Lawrence, Kansas. The crew was headed to Fortuity, a shop on Massachusetts Street. Fortuity is owned by the family of former yearbook editor in chief, Sophia Ruby. They specialize in trendy fashions for trendy...

Wigs and Waves

Wigs and Waves

Staff, Anna Parry, Mariana Pulido, Audrey Glander, Molly Schwabauer, and Lauren Levine

April 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

"Wigs and Waves had a huge turnout today with 72 girls and 366 inches of hair." senior Elizabeth Mulholland said. Senior Jessica Baker and Mulholland happened upon the project that allowed donors to give hair to help create wigs for pediatric cancer patients or  help soak up oil spills in...

Review of Oscars

John Byrket, Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Features

The Oscars is a huge event that millions of people tune into watch. This year Jimmy Fallon hosted it, and was very humourous by making fun of Matt Damon almost the whole show. The event went very well with some exciting performances. There were five performances. One was by Auli’i Cravalho and Lin-M...

Students “Over the Mun” for new student teacher

Students “Over the Mun” for new student teacher

Alex Jashinski, Contributor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Web Exclusives

Student teachers are mostly just strangers who try (and fail) to instruct a class in which the students don't understand why they are there. However, one student teacher stands out from the masses. Albert Mun (pronounced Moon) is a student teacher for Ryan Copp’s United States History cla...