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Making a Ripple, Changing the World.

Hannah Cole, Reporter

May 21, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Heart for Hope

Hannah Behrman, Contributor

March 17, 2018


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“I think it’ll change their lives,” junior Madi Messenger said about the impacts of Heart for Hope. Heart for Hope is an organization that senior Coleman Barnes made in response to seeing kids in Jamaica have to choose to either go to school or put food on the table. Coleman was inspired to ...

All About W.E.S.T Club

Amna Musallet, Contributor

March 16, 2018


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Everyone should feel the same no matter what challenges they face in their everyday lives. That is why a BV West student started a new club in September, 2017. W.E.S.T is a club started by sophomore Meghan Cramer and sponsored by teachers Ms. Dill and Ms. O’Niell. In addition, the club name W.E.S.T relates t...

Learn to Teach

Learn to Teach

Jaden E. Webster, Reporter

March 4, 2018


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Student teaching is a rite of passage for all aspiring teachers. Future teachers learn to teach under the guidance of an experienced teacher. They are challenged, put in new situations and are learning in the classroom as well. “I know that I am learning the same as they [students] are,” ELA s...

BV West Music Department Represents at KMEA

BV West Music Department Represents at KMEA

Chelsea Park, Reporter

February 28, 2018


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Most students got three days off of school due to icy roads and bad weather last week. However, the BV West Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble 1 and Chamber headed to Wichita instead. These three music ensembles were selected to perform for the Kansas Music Educators Association (KMEA) this year...

Highlighting History

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

February 20, 2018


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At BV West, students have a variety of clubs they can choose to join. Sponsored by social studies teacher, Paul Stuewe, history club provides unique experiences to its members not often provided during history class. History club hosts guest speakers, goes on field trips, runs Constitution day trivia...