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Rockstar Dream Becomes Reality

Danielle Ferrigno, Contributer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Features

Guitar Hero rocked the video game world for years. Everybody wanted to be a rock star. Sophomore Jacob Smith did something about it. He is a member of a band that has become his blended family. Smith started playing drums for fun to just “bang stuff and have fun” when he realized that this ins...

Gravel Road to IV’s and Bandages

Annabelle Lynch, Contributer

March 13, 2018


Filed under Features

“I thought I was in an alternate universe,” sophomore Olivia Pelliccia said. Pelliccia and her two best friends, sophomores Abbie Campbell and Zara Diedel, were involved in a serious ATV accident on May 26, 2017. The accident happened at Campbell’s lake house in Shell Knob, Missouri just one w...

Spotting Success

Sofia Adinolfi and Rachel Pickett

February 28, 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...

CAPStivating Opportunities

CAPStivating Opportunities

Chelsea Park and Natalie Lindmark

February 27, 2018


Filed under Features

For most high school students around the country, college is the first taste they get of coursework regarding their future professions. However, for students in the Blue Valley School district and other select nearby schools, CAPS, the Center for Advanced Professional Studies, can be a jump-start into...

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


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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...

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