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We the Students

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

December 17, 2019

Throughout the large variety of extracurricular activities at BV West, one prominent passion among students is politics. There are multiple opportunities for those students who are interested in politics to educate themselves and to broaden their political perspectives. Junior State of America Junior State of America...

Moxie’s Mission: Accomplished

Moxie’s Mission: Accomplished

Gabi Alexander, Kevin Glenn, and Rajneet Lehal

October 28, 2019

In the spring of 2019, social worker, Katie Harris, had a dream of organizing an event to benefit another disabled person by funding the acquisition and training of a service dog. Her service dog, Moxie, is well-known by the student body. The combination of Moxie and Harris were practically a "slam-dunk"...

Time and Money

Kyler Murphy, Reporter

October 3, 2019

The statistics are staggering: 96.6 percent of Blue Valley students graduate, 90 percent take the ACT (with the highest composite score of all districts in Kansas) and the district is ranked ahead of all school districts in Kansas by Niche Rankings. Students are expected to succeed and attend colleg...

Jaguar Jump Up Assembly

Jaguar Jump Up Assembly

Alexa Couse, Norah Kennedy, Reese Wheeler, Photo Editors

May 16, 2019

Each class migrated to their new seats in the gym for the annual Jaguar Jump Up Assembly. The Class of 2023 came over from Pleasant Ridge and Lakewood Middle Schools to be a part of the transition and were treated to a display of the BV West cornerstones: family, pride, grit and excellence.  (This...

Class Day 2019

Class Day 2019

Natalie Canon and Reese Wheeler, Photographers

May 12, 2019

Class Day 2019 took place in the gymnasium on Friday, May 10. The event was filled with accolades, performances and the final ringing of the Victory Bell by the seniors. (This story will be updated with additional information and student names as they become available.)  ...

Songs For A New World

Kate Cronin, Reporter

May 7, 2019

This February, the Blue Valley West theater department presents a new musical, Songs for a New World, with a small, prestigious cast combining under and upperclassmen. Out of the eighteen cast members, only two are freshman, including Gracie Hernandez. Songs is her second show at west, but she has been a...

The Art of Forensics

Lucy Call, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Forensics class is one of the many unique courses offered at Blue Valley West. Students in any grade are eligible to take the class and learn skills in debate, acting skills and literature. Students take the skills they’ve learned to tournaments at nearby schools. In most of the competitive spea...

Looking at CAPS Through a New Lens

Anabel Myers, Reporter

April 26, 2019

  One opportunity that upperclassmen have is the ability to shorten their school schedules to attend CAPS, the Center for Advanced Professional Studies. This nationally recognized program allows students to engage in studies in a professional environment and solve real-world problems. Stude...

The Social Media Effect

Anna Katherine Marquette, Reporter

April 26, 2019

Hours upon hours staring at a small screen. Only minutes upon minutes spent in a meaningful way. Most teens today waste excessive amounts of time on social media without realizing it. The growing amount of time they spend on their phones is disturbing. Many teens remain incredibly concerned with commu...

Breaking Out Of The Box

Breaking Out Of The Box

Aminah Syed, Lydia Princ, and Jillian Dunlay

April 25, 2019

In school, students are surrounded by a constant pressure to fit in. From wearing the latest clothing brands to trying out for the right sports and activities, there is a universal desire to form to a specific mold. However, what many adolescents fail to realize is that the teen years are about self-d...

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