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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...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Lanie Render

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Lanie Render

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Lanie Render Involvement at BV West: Leo club, NHS, SNHS, Rho Kappa, Newspaper, Chinese Club and Red Cross Pets: A dog (who is spoiled) and two cats (who scare me) Favorite BV West tradition: Senior prank Plan following graduation: I have no clue, I plan on attending the Univer...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Jack Bell

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Jack Bell

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Jack Bell Involvement at BV West: NHS, Science NHS, Baseball, FCA, Mentor Program Pets: I have one dog, Lola Favorite BV West tradition: Class Competitions at Assemblies Plan following graduation: I plan on becoming an engineer Homecoming date if you could take anyone in the world...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Sofia Adinolfi

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Sofia Adinolfi

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Sofia Adinolfi Involvement at BV West: JPCo, Dance Team, SNHS, Mentor Program Pets: I have a border collie mix dog named Jesse Favorite BV West tradition: Singing the Alma Mater at the end of every game Plan following graduation: During the summer of 2018 I'll be a whitewater raftin...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Bryce Randazzo

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Bryce Randazzo

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Bryce Randazzo Involvement at BV West: Competitive Marching Band Pets: I have 1 English Creme long haired Dachshund named Toffee, 2 Manicoon mixes and a 20 pound Pure-breed Torbee in white Maincoon named Bailey Favorite BV West tradition: Ringing the bell even though I didn't ring it the f...