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Margo’s Footprint

Margo’s Footprint

Kristina Cripe, Contributor

November 4, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

Junior Margo Jones is making a big impact and is helping people everyday who struggle with epilepsy, a disorder she suffers from herself. When Margo was just an infant her parents had noticed that her eyes would flutter frequently. The Jones' did not think anything of it until eight year old Margo suffered from he...

National Honor Society Induction

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

November 3, 2016


Filed under News, Web Exclusives

Last night, 123 BV West juniors and seniors were inducted to the school's chapter of National Honor Society. The ceremony, which took place at 6 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, focused on NHS's four pillars- scholarship, leaderships, service and character. After BV West principal Dr. Potts...

Standout Quotes from the Final Presidential Debate

Standout Quotes from the Final Presidential Debate

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

October 20, 2016


Filed under News, Web Exclusives

On Oct. 19, the two presidential nominees, Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, faced off in Las Vegas, Nevada for the final time. FOX News moderator Chris Wallace asked the candidates questions for 90 minutes regarding the nation's top concerns: the supreme court nomination, the economy...

Standout Quotes from the Presidential Debate

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

September 27, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Web Exclusives

Last night the Republican nominee, Donald Trump, and the Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, debated for 90 minutes at Hofstra University. Below is a list of standout quotes said by the two candidates taken from the National Public Radio's transcript of the debate. "The central question in this...

Community mourns loss of 2016 Grad

Community mourns loss of 2016 Grad

Spotlight Staff

September 20, 2016


Filed under News

The BV West community mourns the death of 2016 graduate, Ashley Lane Marrs. Marrs was reported missing from her University of Arkansas dorm room on Friday, Sept. 16 and was later found dead in her car in a hotel parking lot near campus. Word of Marrs's death spread quickly among students at the football...

HFMD: A Brief Explanation

HFMD: A Brief Explanation

Staff, Contributor

September 14, 2016


Filed under News

The halls have been buzzing with rumors of the rapid spread of hand-foot-and-mouth disease. HFMD is caused by a virus. Students suffering from the highly contagious virus often have a rash or blisters on their hands, feet or mouth. Early symptoms also include fever and a sore throat. Students wishing...

Clinton Collapses at 9/11 Memorial

Sydney Schranz, Contributor

September 13, 2016


Filed under News

  Jetting to New York on Sunday, Hillary Clinton meant to attend and speak at the statewide 9/11 memorial service along with her opponent Donald Trump. However, plans quickly went awry as Clinton was forced to leave early. On her way out from the service, Clinton reportedly collapsed i...

September 11th: 15 Years Later

September 11th: 15 Years Later

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

September 11, 2016


Filed under Features, News, Web Exclusives

15 years ago today on Tuesday September 11th, four planes were hijacked by the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. Two planes crashed into the North and South towers of the World Trade Center, one plane was flown into the Pentagon, and one plane crashed in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania after the...

New Permanent Traffic Solution

New Permanent Traffic Solution

Mikaela Schmitt, Managing Editor

August 9, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

The BV West parking lot and traffic flow has changed many times in the last two years to improve efficiency. Parents experienced traffic jams at drop-off and student drivers experienced frustrations upon leaving school at the end of the day. A new solution will be implemented on the first day of school,...

Senior Picnic-A Sunny Tradition

Senior Picnic-A Sunny Tradition

Kayle Greenberg, Lexi Koch, Mariana Pulido, Sydney Rasmussen, Photographer

May 10, 2016


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Class of 2016 began a week of traditions and rites of passage with the Senior Picnic on Friday, May 6. The annual event was held at Black Bob Park. The sparkling spring morning began with a bagel breakfast provided by the PTO. By 9:30 a.m. teacher and yearbook adviser, Deborah Glenn, had arrived...