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A Ground(hog) Breaking Day

Natalie Lindmark, Reporter

February 3, 2018


Filed under News

Calling all spring cleaners, Groundhog Day is here! Groundhog Day is an American tradition that falls on Feb. 2 of every year. The name “Groundhog Day" comes from the tradition of the groundhog predicting the spring season's emergence. The tradition first began in 1887 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. ...

New Courses Being Offered to Students

New Courses Being Offered to Students

Jonah Park, Managing Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

As the enrollment deadline is only a few days away, students may consider taking one of the courses that was previously unavailable for BV West students. These new courses include AP Seminar, AP Research, AP Environmental Science and Honors Chemistry. AP Capstone Seminar and AP Research are among...

Time’s Up for Woody Allen

Hannah Cole, Reporter

January 16, 2018


Filed under News, Opinion

The Time’s Up initiative has been sweeping the nation. Celebrities, activists and ordinary people are coming together to support women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. Last week during the Golden Globes, the prominence of this movement was clear. Almost every single celebrity...

Flu Invades BV West

Flu Invades BV West

Jacob Braun, Reporter

January 14, 2018


Filed under News

It starts with a sore throat, then it progresses to a fever, followed by a headache and body aches, finally leading to an overall feeling of congestion and soreness. Influenza, commonly known as “the flu”, is an annual burden that often affects much of the country. This winter season seems to...

Depart for a Headstart

Chelsea Park, Reporter

December 19, 2017


Filed under News

Most students go into high school planning to attend all four years. However, there are a few seniors who depart the hallways of BV West before their four years are up in exchange for a head start into college. Chloe Hayne and Layne Nudson have decided to leave high school early for headstarts towards...

Winter in KC

Winter in KC

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

December 18, 2017


Filed under News

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

December 2, 2017


Filed under News

For many Americans the days after Thanksgiving are devoted to bargain shopping before the holidays. Black Friday deals attract millions of shoppers each year and millions more buy items online on Cyber Monday. Following the shopping spree weekend there is Giving Tuesday, a day when people are encour...

New Schedule Changes

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under News

BV West has experienced some major changes this school year, a significant one being the daily schedule. Not only was the new JAG time implemented at the beginning of the semester, but after Thanksgiving break a new addition was added. Late arrival now takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and cla...

#bvwfamily

#bvwfamily

Staff

November 27, 2017


Filed under News

     Walking the talk. Administrators, teachers and some students often mention the BV West cornerstones of grit, pride, family and excellence. While that does make them known to students, it also makes them fodder for joking and eye rolling.      The Advisory team made...

Locked in Locker Renovations

Locked in Locker Renovations

Jonah Park and Jaden E. Webster

November 14, 2017


Filed under News, October Print

It is time to say goodbye to most of the beloved school lockers. As the usage of lockers at BV West declines, so does their necessity. Upcoming renovations will replace portions of the locker bays with flexible learning spaces, allowing students to better utilize their time during JAG and normal ...