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Phix-ing the Vape Problem

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

January 10, 2018


Filed under Features

Vaping has quickly risen to popularity among high school and middle school students in the past decade. Although its long-term health effects are still unknown, it is legal to sell various types of e-cigarettes to those over 21 and is legal to own an e-cigarette at 18. The student resource officers (SROs)...

Semester Wrap Up

Semester Wrap Up

Behr Kitts, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under Features

Keeping It Clean

Keeping It Clean

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features

While students cycle through a day of school work and extracurricular activities, they are often unaware of the actions going on behind the scenes. Custodians spend hours during the day and night to keep the building as clean as possible and provide an environment that students and staff take pride in....

Ellie Kwon

Ellie Kwon

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized

Though the holiday season is often associated with religion, not everyone shares an interest in the religious aspect of the holidays. However, this choice does not mean one is unable to celebrate along with others; sophomore Ellie Kwon identifies as atheist, and her outlook on religion does not interfere...

Destiny Arnold & Coleman Barnes

Destiny Arnold & Coleman Barnes

Hannah Cole, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features

The holidays are a time for family, friends and joy. There are many different holidays and traditions that students at BV West celebrate. Christmas, in particular, is a major holiday observed by many. Christian families across America typically go to church, hang up lights and give presents in celebration...

Ian Axelrod

Ian Axelrod

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features

As  the year comes to a close, the holidays get even closer. BV West students celebrate many different holidays. One of them is Hanukkah, a Jewish holiday. Hanukkah, sometimes referred to as a “festival of lights”, is celebrated over an eight-day span. It is celebrated because of the candle...

Maryrose Lin

Maryrose Lin

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

December 13, 2017


Filed under Features

The holiday season does not end in December for many, but instead continues to the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month of the Chinese calendar, or Feb. 16 on the Gregorian calendar, traditionally used in America. This marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year, a 15-day traditional celebration. The...

Holiday Preparation Tips

Bianca Garcia, Reporter

December 9, 2017


Filed under Features

The holiday season is a wonderful time to gather around and share memories with family and friends. However, it can be pretty stressful at times. While it sounds fun to go shopping and eat tasty food, it is not always the case.  Running around like a maniac on Christmas Eve does not exactly...

Showing Jaguar Pride

Showing Jaguar Pride

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

Forever family. Acceptance & open minds. Courage & fearlessness. Positive pride. Unwavering inteGRITy. Enthusiasm & Excellence.  These words form the pledge taken by the members of BV West’s leadership class, Jaguar Pride Coalition (JPCo). The class, which meets seventh hour, is...