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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...

District Administration Tips Scales for the Crimson Cats

Darrelyn Dollar and CC Forcellini

April 25, 2019

Dedicated athletes try to balance all aspects of high school life. The Crimson Cats train throughout the school year, performing at athletic events and competing at dance competitions as far away as Orlando, Fla. However, the they are facing a new challenge next year because dance team will no longer be a...

Why CBD?

Kolbie Christensen, Reporter

March 19, 2019

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a nontoxic natural compound found in a cannabis flower. According to Ministry of Hemp, the chemical compound of CBD was first discovered in 1940. In 2014, CBD products became legal in many states and in England which helped propel increased legalization. Kansas passed...

Dead End at 2:50

Darrelyn Dollar and Kyler Murphy

January 29, 2019

BLOCKED. Students and staff react to the new gate in the parking lot near the North entrance. Last year students and staff were able to drive behind the building and leave through the North exit, but after the new gate was added in, that option is no longer available due to the fact that the gate is...

The Spotlight: Multi-Media Edition

Hannah Cole, Managing Editor

January 25, 2019

As the new year begins, reporters of The Spotlight explore new ways to deliver interesting content regarding the community and BV West. Social media, videos, and podcasts are all making an appearance on the BV West news webpage. Social Media Reporters are working to provide information on events in the...

Teachers Stress and Sacrifice

Natalie Lindmark, reporter

December 13, 2018

The chatter among the halls year on year express the stress students feel that they're under, but have the students ever stopped to wonder about teachers and the stress they're put under and the sacrifices they make? With every job students have, teachers have three jobs surrounding that job. The main ...

Curing S.A.D.

Kennedy Kramer, Reporter

December 13, 2018

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is characterized by major depressive episodes in the fall/winter, but few if any symptoms in the spring/summer. SAD hits teens lives hard and goes beyond sadness, even though the initials suggest otherwise. Most commonly referred to as seasonal depression, it is a type ...

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Oh, the Places You’ll Go

Lauren Prehn, Editor-In-Chief

November 8, 2018

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

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

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...

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