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Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Marching Band Wraps Up Successful Season

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

The Red and Silver Brigade, BV West’s marching band has just finished another successful season. The band works hard throughout all of summer in order to prepare for a rigorous competitive season during late September and all of October. This year, their show “Call of the Wild” features different...

The Truth About Treaux

The Truth About Treaux

Lanie Render, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Features, September Print

“I decided to go by my middle name because I love its uniqueness in both pronunciation and spelling,” senior Treaux Jackson said. Jackson–his first named pronounced as “true”–embodies the traits of sincerity and intellectual curiosity. Jackson has fully immersed himself in the language...

Pink Out or Get Out

Pink Out or Get Out

Jacob Braun, Reporter

October 19, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Last Friday, BV West held its homecoming football game. This year the theme centered around breast cancer awareness and was put on by two senior Jaguar Pride Coalition (JPCo) members, Sophie Kolkhorst and Katie Walesh. The two decided to use this as their medallion project for the leadership cl...

A Breath of Fresh Air

A Breath of Fresh Air

Kolbie Christensen, Contributor

October 16, 2017


Filed under Features

BV West has introduced a new club, the Air Couch Club. It has gained popularity after being founded by freshman Maddie Chaney and Madison Shuey. “Diversity is a really important part of life,” Chaney said. “I think our club is very diverse in the sense that we all come from different social gr...

Making Policy a Priority

Making Policy a Priority

Mikaela Schmitt and Jacob Braun

October 15, 2017


Filed under Features, September Print

Minors in possession. Breathalyzers. Marijuana. Cigarettes.  Alcohol. Vaping. The Blue Valley Substance Abuse agreement serves as one method to encourage kids to say no to these illegal activities. Adopted for all Blue Valley Schools in 2001, this policy outlines the requirements of students...

Cultivating a New Community

Cultivating a New Community

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

October 12, 2017


Filed under Features, September Print

Three short years ago, the intersection of 159th St. and Antioch Road had little significance. A stretch of grassy land was all that marked the area across the street from BV West. Now, the view is much different. Shopping, dining and other facilities are scattered throughout the landscape. Change is...

BV West Senior Receives Make-A-Wish Opportunity

BV West Senior Receives Make-A-Wish Opportunity

Jacob Braun, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Features

This past May, senior Kylee Odgers got the opportunity to spend the day with Chloë Grace Moretz at Disneyland through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At the time of her heart transplant in St. Louis, the nurses contacted Make-A-Wish, a non-profit organization that organizes opportunities for children wi...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Keaton Goodale

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Keaton Goodale

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Keaton Goodale Involvement at BV West: Football, Basketball, JPCo Pets: 2 dogs Favorite BV West tradition: Class competition  Plan following graduation: Go straight to the league (NBA) Homecoming date if you could take anyone in the world: Selena Gomez, she's my celebrity crush ...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Hannah Smith

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Hannah Smith

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Hannah Smith Involvement at BV West: NHS, NAHS, Yearbook, chamber and chorale  Pets: I have 2 dogs, a snake and a fish Favorite BV West tradition: Class competition Plan following graduation: I plan on having a great last summer with my high school friends then go to college ...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Jacob Braun

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Jacob Braun

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Jacob Braun Involvement at BV West: NAHS, NHS, Rho Kappa, Student Council, JPCo, Newspaper, and Premedical seekers club Pets: I have a Shih Tzu named Sandy Favorite BV West tradition: Singing the alma mater at the end of any west event as a family.  Plan following graduatio...

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