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Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Sara Wallace

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Sara Wallace

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 29, 2017


Filed under Features

Name: Sara Wallace Involvement at BV West: NHS, Stuco, JPCo, Relay, NEHS, Sci NHS, Chess Club, Leo Club, Pre med club, Red Cross Project best etc. Pets: Two cats but I'm a dog lover as well Favorite BV West tradition: Smores at the bonfire and singing the alma mater after every event P...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Treaux Jackson

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Treaux Jackson

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


Filed under Features

  Name: Treaux Jackson Involvement at BV West: Chinese Culture Club, Diversity Leadership Council, Science NHS, NHS, Categories and Science Knowledge Bowl Pets: None, but I've always wanted a corgi Favorite BV West tradition: Everyone joining together for the alma mater at the end of e...

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Mandy Grosdidier

Meet the Homecoming Candidates: Mandy Grosdidier

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2017


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Name: Mandy Grosdidier Involvement at BV West: NHS, NAHS, SNHS, Swim Team, Hammock Club Pets: One dog- Bichon Frise, Charlie Favorite BV West tradition: Class competitions Plan following graduation: Attending college and pursuing a health profession Homecoming date if you could take ...

Clips from the Eclipse

Clips from the Eclipse

Spotlight and Illumination Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

On Monday, Aug. 21, people all across the country stepped outside to witness a rare total solar eclipse. Even though school was in session during the eclipse, which lasted from 11:48 a.m. until 2:46 p.m. , students and staff did not miss out on the opportunity to take part in the one of a kind experience....

New Faces at BV West

New Faces at BV West

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Below is a sneak peek of the 13 teachers, administrators and coaches who will be joining the Jaguar family this year. Name: Krystal Blackmon Subject: LIFT Hometown: Pensacola, Florida Any previous teaching experience: I began my career working at a center school that serves students with disab...

Allegations of Sexism Divide Debate Community

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Debate is a cornerstone of pride at BV West with impressive accolades and a reputation for excellence. The team, led by coach Arianne Fortune, includes an eclectic collection of some of the brightest minds in the school. It is hard to imagine that the team struggles to define “sexism” as a group....

Linking Social Media Use to Depression

Stephen Kinder, Contributor

May 12, 2017


Filed under Features, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

There is no denying that social media plays a prominent role in society; ranging from business advertisement to simple blogging of everyday activity, the use of social media is certainly not going away. If one walks into a any place whether it be a school or restaurant, one will probably see that peopl...

Yearbook Photogs Focus on Fortuity

Yearbook Photogs Focus on Fortuity

Yearbook Photo Staff

April 30, 2017


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On Thursday, April 20 more than 40 yearbook photographers loaded into a bus and traveled to Lawrence, Kansas. The crew was headed to Fortuity, a shop on Massachusetts Street. Fortuity is owned by the family of former yearbook editor in chief, Sophia Ruby. They specialize in trendy fashions for trendy...