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How to Navigate the New BVW Website

How to Navigate the New BVW Website

Jonah Park, Contributor

March 27, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News, Web Exclusives

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


Filed under News, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

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


Filed under News, Opinion

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


Filed under News

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...

Symbolism of Safety Pins

Stephen Kinder, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under News

After this election, people have been putting away the Hillary and Trump accessories, but some have not finished campaigning as they equip on a safety pins to symbolize their stance on the outcome of the US election. While many around the United States are currently wearing these pins to exercise...

Frofling My Way Through High School

Frofling My Way Through High School

Maddy Malina, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, Web Exclusives

The Frisbee golf club is new to BV West. Teacher Keaton Vander Hart is one of the sponsors for the club. Vander Hart got involved early in his life with Frisbee golf. “My love for Frisbee Golf started when I was a kid” Vander Hart said. Vander Hart and his family lived on for acres of land,...

Jeepers, That’s a Lot of Cars!

Lexi Dechant and Hannah Wastler

November 16, 2016


Filed under News, Web Exclusives

Driving to school is something most Jaguars look forward to at the beginning of the school year. Others simply hope to survive the parking lot and the drama that it brings. 2:50 p.m. is many Jaguar’s favorite time of the day. The final bell lets students either go home and take a nap or go out a...

Words of victory and concession

John Byrket, Editor

November 14, 2016


Filed under News

Since the end of the 2016 primaries, the citizens of the United States have been anticipating the general election on November 8th. That date has now passed, and America has its new President-elect, Donald J. Trump. Even though Clinton is currently winning the popular vote, she lost the election...

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