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Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Lauren Prehn, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2018


Filed under News

With even a quick glance into the office of counselor Tara Lebar, a taupe colored cabinet cluttered with college magnets catches the eye. “I started this collection throughout the years [so] everytime I go on a campus visit, I try to buy a magnet,” Lebar said. “This way I can get those schools...

Voice Your Vote

Hannah Cole, Managing Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under News

My young heart beats quickly as I approach the polling center. My hands reach up, grasping for my parents’ assurance. A sense of maturity yet youthful exuberance occupies my mind. I take a step forward into the voting booth and into the future of my country. My dad lifts me up and I carefully sel...

An Angel, Changing the World, and taking Biology 4th Period

An Angel, Changing the World, and taking Biology 4th Period

Jewel Slemmons, 21CJ Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under News

The world has an angel, and she’s a high school student. Angel More is a 15-year-old junior who lives in San Carlos, Calif., and attends Menlo School. She’s like other teens in many ways, but unlike most, More swims in dark, cold, open waters before school and is setting world records for marathon swimming (and mountain climbing) to raise money for Children International, an organization that helps children around the world find a path out of poverty. More’s efforts are making headlines across the country, includi...

Making a Ripple, Changing the World.

Hannah Cole, Reporter

May 21, 2018


Filed under News

Make a ripple, change the world. This is the goal of the SevenDays movement. On April 13th, 2014, Dr. William Corporon, Reat Underwood and Terri LaManno were murdered by a Neo-Nazi at the Jewish Community Center and at Village Shalom in Overland Park. This tragedy compelled Mindy Corporon, daughter...

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

Safa Anjum and Jolie Barnhart, Photographers

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a single gunman with an AR-15 assault rifle killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, teenagers have been at the forefront of the discussion on reforming gun laws. BV West students joined that group on April 20 at 10 a.m. The group gathered...

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame
http://www.kmbc.com/article/blue-valley-west-teacher-inducted-into-the-national-teachers-hall-of-fame/19697413

Lauren Prehn, Lydia Berutti, Reporter, Photographer

April 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Following 2nd block on Thursday morning, Principal Dr. Brett Potts announced over the intercom a surprise assembly would take place during Advisory. The hallways were buzzing with speculation as students and staff filed into the gym. Once the crowd settled, Principal Dr. Brett Potts asked the usually...

Paws for a Cause

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

March 28, 2018


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On Sat., March 24, BV West hosted its annual Paws for a Cause event. Dog owners came up to the school for a day to have fun with their pets, as well as, raise money for a good cause. Paws for a Cause allows its participants to walk their dogs outside around campus. In addition to this fun opportunity...

Death of a Visionary Physicist

Jacob Braun, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under News

On Wed., March 14, 2018, Stephen Hawking died in his home in Cambridge, England at the age of 76. Hawking was a renowned theoretical physicist known for his theories on black holes and the mechanisms that compose the universe. Born in Oxford in 1942, Stephen Hawking was the son of two medical research...