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Exceeded Excellence

Lucy Call and Kolbie Christensen May 5, 2021

Is it possible to live up to a goal of exceeding excellence? This school year may have been an anomaly, but what hasn’t changed is the dedication of the staff. As the school year comes to a close, we...

The Real Epidemic

The Real Epidemic

Aminah Syed, Managing Editor May 4, 2021

The COVID-19 virus has impacted the lives of all Americans. After news broke that a deadly virus was spreading through China then swept throughout the world and into the United States in March of 2020,...

To Get a Shot, Or Not?

Kiley Peterson and Lucy Call March 9, 2021

Throughout the last couple of months, the COVID-19 vaccine has been a hot topic. As the vaccine is becoming more available, people are struggling with the question of “should I take it?" For some, the...

BV Schools announces online learning for Nov. 30-Dec. 22.

Students express mixed impressions of hybrid schedule

Ashley Stone, Guest Writer November 17, 2020

Due to COVID-19, many events had to be cancelled or changed for student safety and to prevent the spreading of the virus. Schools were able to open up again with a Hybrid schedule and system. Last names...

New Hybrid Bell Schedule for October 2020!

New Hybrid Bell Schedule for October 2020!

September 25, 2020

  Mark your calendars! October 5th is the day JAGS get back in the building! Here is the schedule for hybrid learning with students divided into groups by their last names.     

Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

Class of 2021 Senior Yearbook Photo Schedule

June 23, 2020

Members of the Class of 2021 should have all received a letter from Rolland Studios with an appointment for June 24, 25 or 29. Those NOT receiving a letter or who have conflicts should call 816-356-3844...

Countdown to 2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

Countdown to 2020 Yearbook Distribution July 30

June 21, 2020

UPDATE: DISTRIBUTION IN 10 DAYS! When will get our yearbooks? This question was asked of yearbook staffers over and over again as students sought to find a glimpse of the reality they knew before COVID-19....

A young woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign with the names of black men and women killed by police officers in the United States. She was participating in a March for Justice on May 31 in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The demonstration began peacefully but escalated to violence and looting. Police attempted to disperse the crowd with pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Student journalist records outrage over death of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Min. police

Carly Liggett, Photographer June 3, 2020

     Demonstrations rocked most major cities in the United States following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's...

The Coveted! It isn’t everyday you see a tower of toilet paper in the storage room of a house, but this what the world is like in March 2020. As more people are self quarantining, more people are rushing to stores to stash up on necessities, especially toilet paper.  Despite a shortage on toilet paper, there are no shortage of toilet paper memes!

Life During a Pandemic

Tyler Tomlen, Guest Contributor April 7, 2020

Sophomore Tyler Tomlen was given an assignment in his 21C Journalism class to take a series of photos. His photos were to tell a story of interest to students at Blue Valley West. He decided to put it...

World On Fire

World On Fire

Kiley Peterson and Kolbie Christensen February 4, 2020

The bright red color overtakes the sky and ashes are woven into the air making it hard to breathe and to see. That’s the reality for the millions of people living in Australia since September. Currently,...

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