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Gap Years: What Do They Entail?

Gap Years: What Do They Entail?

Lanie Render, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features

All too often, high school graduates find themselves taking a year before college. For them, it is a time to self- reflect, acquire funds and prepare for the next chapter in their lives. From an outsider's perspective, gap years can appear expensive, entitled and useless. So what essentially is this...

A Price-less Relationship

Jonah Park and Kevin Glenn

February 26, 2018


Filed under Features

A few families celebrate when two of their children are in high school together. Most could never imagine having three children at one school at the same time. The Price family is well represented at BV West with freshman Derion, sophomore Da’jean and senior Derrick. They have a special relations...

Spring Break, Where Are You?

Sofia Adinolfi, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features

The long anticipated week and half in the middle of second semester  is what most students at BV West look forward to all year long. Most families plan spring break months ahead of time to reserve and plan out their week vacay. Spring break trips across BV West range from relaxing trips on the beac...

Spotting Success

Rachel Pickett and Sofia Adinolfi

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features

Pride, one of the four cornerstones of BV West, is exemplified in The Spot, a student-run store located in the commons. A large collection of apparel, water bottles, lanyards, clothing for gym class and many necessary school supplies can all be found at the store. The Spot, which is a fifth-hour class...

A Culture on the Rise

Mel Koerner, Jillian Dunlay, and Hannah Cole

February 21, 2018


Filed under Features

Video blogging, more commonly known as vlogging, is increasingly popular among the younger generation. Rather than watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, kids are instead finding themselves immersed in the daily vlogs, of their favorite YouTube celebrities. The appeal to the incoming generations has...

Oklahoma Marks Director’s 150th Show

Oklahoma Marks Director’s 150th Show

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The theater department recently finished their annual winter mainstage musical, Rodger’s and Hammerstein’s,Oklahoma. This show marked a special milestone in director Laurie VanderPol’s career, becoming her 150th show she has directed. VanderPol directed at countless middle schools, high schools an...

The Year of the Dog

Jacob Braun, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Features

As the year of the rooster ends, the year of the dog begins. The Spring Festival, which began on Feb. 16, officially marked the beginning of the Chinese New Year. Between then and March 2, festivities celebrating the new year are held. Each of the first ten days recognize something different, from the d...

YouTube Views to Riches

Behr Kitts, Reporter

February 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Ideas for Spirit Week Feb. 2018

Ideas for Spirit Week Feb. 2018

Chelsea Park, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Features

Spirit week has started once again. As the weeks leading up to homecoming, sweetheart and prom come around, students walk the hallways of BV West decked out in crazy costumes dedicated towards a common theme. Spirit week is always fun to participate in, however, it is not always easy to think of ide...

Suicide Resources

Suicide Resources

Hannah Holladay and Mikaela Schmitt

January 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

  Helpful Resources -National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255 -Student Wellbeing: www.bluevalleyk12.org/studentwellbeing -Youth Suicide Information: www.jasonfoundation.com -Johnson County Mental Health Resources: www.jocogov.org/suicideprevention -BV West Counselor Offices:...