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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...

Ready Set Go!

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

Taking The Reins

Taking The Reins

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

November 23, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

Starting high school is scary for everyone, even if they're going to go to school with the same people they have been with for years. Freshman Natalie Lindmark was homeschooled during the seventh and eighth grade due to how often she travels for her out of state horseback riding competitions. Her fa...

Take a Virtual Tour of BV West

Take a Virtual Tour of BV West

Staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under Features, Video

It may only be November but middle school students are already thinking about where they will go next year. Lakewood and Pleasant Ridge students should, of course, go to BV West. We realize that transfers are easy to come by, but as every Jaguar knows, "West is Best." Follow two Spotlight editors...

Alternative Atmospheres

Alternative Atmospheres

Mikaela Schmitt, Editor-in-Chief

November 12, 2017


Filed under Features, October Print

In a school of 1,400, every individual’s unique needs cannot always be met. Students may struggle in the traditional classroom setting, yet have their struggles written off to lack of motivation or effort. BV Academy aims to help these students through high school by providing the attention and circumstances...

Fret Not for Finals

Jacob Braun, Reporter

November 11, 2017


Filed under Features

As Thanksgiving break grows closer and closer, the students at BV West will start to prioritize and dread one thing: finals. First semester finals this year will begin on Dec. 18 and conclude on Dec. 20. While this may seem like a ways away, finals week will come quicker than expected. To help minimize...

Trickling in Trick or Treaters

Lanie Render, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Last night was quieter than most of its kind. Children were a minimum in the streets and homes's candy baskets were overflowing with candy at the end of the night. In past years, young ones in costumes would have been collecting all the candy possible, so why was it different this year? Many attribute...

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