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A Tradition Begins

A Tradition Begins

Staff Reporters, 21CJ

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features

A shadowy figure stands in the center of the dark gymnasium. A single, white spotlight illuminates senior Jack Mahoney with a large bass drum mallet. The spotlight widens to show senior Tommy Sulentic holding a shiny red drum. 1800 people await hands raised. BOOM BOOM *Clap* A small smil...

Working and the Student/Life Balance

Working and the Student/Life Balance

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

September 18, 2018


Filed under Features

Any number of students work part-time while going to high school. Others cannot imagine adding employment to their already busy schedules. Sophomores Brian Balquist and Riley England had unique experiences with that give others a look into the workplace.  Balquist began working at the Overland ...

Is a GAP Year a realistic option?

Natalie Lindmark, reporter

September 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

For most students, there aren't a lot of options after high school. Most are told the same thing: go to college and get your degree. What about those who aspire to do more than just go to college, or those who do not know what they want to do with their lives? A Gap Year could be the right answer for t...

Speaking Effectively (Guest Speaker – Heather O’Keefe)

Speaking Effectively (Guest Speaker – Heather O’Keefe)

Diane Kershaw and Maria Kershaw

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Finals week brings a variety of assessments of students. From a weightlifting final with Coach Wright, to a Chemistry exam with teacher Mike Alsin, nearly every skill taught is assessed somewhere in the school this week. One skill, tested in many English classes, is the often dreaded, public speaking....

From Household to Classroom

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under Features

    For many students they don’t get to see their parents until the evening, but for a handful of students at BV West, they see their parents when they wake up, during the school day and after school. Not only do these kids attend BV West, so do their parents, who are teachers at BV West.  ...

Subject: Social Studies teacher Paul Stuewe

Subject: Social Studies teacher Paul Stuewe

Maddy Harbison, Reporter

April 13, 2018


Filed under Features

Soldier, legal clerk, factory worker, teacher, farmer, handyman, construction worker, traveler, he is the most interesting man in the world. And many know him. Social studies teacher Paul Stuewe has served many roles. “My parents taught by example so we acquired a strong work ethic; get up early,...

National Day of Hope

Natalie Lindmark, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Features

Every first Wednesday of April, a very special holiday is celebrated that as far as most of us have known, has gone unrecognized. This year, falling on April 4, National Day of Hope is celebrated. This day is to recognize staying positive, hopeful, and always being kind to others. It was started in April,...

SAT II’s: What Are They and Are They Worth It?

Chelsea Park, Reporter

March 29, 2018


Filed under Features

For most high school students, taking the ACT or the SAT is a pretty common endeavor. Taking these tests are not only required to fill out most college applications, but they also play a considerable role in getting students accepted to certain colleges. However, in addition to the two established tests, s...

Countdown to Prom 2018

Countdown to Prom 2018

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

March 27, 2018


Filed under Features

With prom just around the corner, the days leading up to the dance bring a feeling of excitement to the upperclassmen at BV West. While prom is often viewed as a pivotal point in one's high school career, it does not come without the stresses of planning all of the fine details leading up to the event. Here...

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