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Senior Picnic 2017

Senior Picnic 2017

Lindsi Banker, Lauren Levine, Hannah Smith, Anna Parry, Audrey Glander, Photographers

May 11, 2017

The Class of 2017 started a week-long series of rituals with the Senior Picnic on Friday, May 5 at Black Bob Park in Olathe. Updates to the event included a later start time of 10:30 a.m., snow cones from Cool Off Shaved Ice and lunch. The tradition of distributing yearbooks as the cornerstone of the...

Thirteen Reasons Why: The Benefits and Detriments of the Hit Show

Thirteen Reasons Why: The Benefits and Detriments of the Hit Show

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

May 8, 2017

From the initial praise that the “13 Reasons Why” series received, to the strong backlash that emerged shortly after its release, many viewers are left concerned with the negative implications the show may have and are unsure how to interpret the positive messages that appear in the storyline. The...

Yik Yak Kicks the Can

Stephen Kinder, Contributor

May 4, 2017

  Just like Club Penguin, 2017 has decided to kill off yet another thing on the internet-- Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an app where anyone can post anonymous messages that anyone nearby can see. It was originally made for university students in Atlanta, Georgia. The app became mainstream shortl...

13 Reasons Why Student Discussion

Rachel Zimmerli, Contributer

May 3, 2017

     On Tuesday, May 2nd, students on BV West congregated in the Little Theatre to discuss the hit show 13 Reasons Why. As the students sat in a circle, they discussed topics such as suicide, rape, the effects of their actions, and how teens and adults were represented in the show. Kim Urenda, a coun...

How to Navigate the New BVW Website

How to Navigate the New BVW Website

Jonah Park, Contributor

March 27, 2017

The school homepage recently got a makeover. It looks much nicer than the previous layout, but many students are having trouble navigating it. This is a general guide to finding your way around the new design. The homepage features a dominant photo, a horizontal bar with dropdown menus, many useful...

Class of 2017 Begins Annual Assassins Tradition

Class of 2017 Begins Annual Assassins Tradition

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

March 20, 2017

The fourth quarter of the school year is characterized by many things for seniors: intense senioritis, graduation parties, decisions about future plans and the annual game of assassins. With around 130 seniors participating, the first round of the game officially began at midnight. Here is how...

Winter Guard Hosts MCCGA Winter Guard Competition

Winter Guard Hosts MCCGA Winter Guard Competition

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

February 17, 2017

BV West Winter Guard is looking forward to hosting the MCCGA Winter Guard Competition for the second time this year on Saturday, Feb. 18. The Silver and Ruby teams will both be competing their four to five minute programs tomorrow along with over 50 additional teams from around the area. “[We] couldn’t...

Students in Anatomy Dissect Pig Heart and Lungs

Lanie Render, Contributor

February 3, 2017

Formaldehyde emits from the Anatomy classrooms and fills 3rd floor halls. For anatomy students, this familiar scent means direction, for the rest of the school, the pungent oder is enough to make their eyes water. So what is going on in those Anatomy classrooms? Teachers Jennifer Legrotte and Alex...

Justice for Aleppo

Justice for Aleppo

Sydney Schranz, Contributor

December 15, 2016

For years, civil war has torn Syria apart. Innocents have been murdered, bombs have obliterated cities, and as fighting continues--spurred by a failed ceasefire--more wreckage continues. So why are so few talking about it? And why is nothing being done? The truth is that America has yet to decide...

Crush Hour

Crush Hour

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

December 2, 2016

Shortly following the end of school yesterday, a multi-vehicle crash took place near BV West. The 16 car pile-up occurred Thursday afternoon on Antioch at 3:04 p.m. No one was seriously injured, but the accident left an impact on students, staff, and the community alike. The Overland Park Police Department...

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