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Surveillance or Safety?

Surveillance or Safety?
Teens feel location-tracking apps invade privacy.
February 4, 2020

Today’s teens find that technology is a focal point in their lives. Cell phones are young people’s constant companions, enabling access to a plethora of streaming services, search engines and entertaining...

Right Mind, Wrong Body

Transgender students discuss daily struggles
December 18, 2019

As local and national journalists practice their agenda-setting function, more and more news programs discuss the increasing prevalence of transgender individuals, gender dysphoria and how those conditions...

More than a Voice

Students want to vote, and it's time they have a say
December 17, 2019

In April 2018, students proudly walked out of class to protest gun violence and support gun reform in a demonstration both planned and managed by students. The walk-out was not an excuse to skip class....

Student Loan Crisis

Rising cost of college forces students to reconsider future
December 17, 2019

The word “college” usually excites seniors. The idea of living away from home and socializing with new people leaves many high school students fantasizing about their first day at university. However,...

New ACT Changes

December 12, 2019
The ACT announced three new changes to their test starting next September

Anime/Manga Review

6 other well-known animes/mangas are shown together.
There are many Japanese shows and books out there to watch and read... but where should you start?
May 15, 2019

Don't be thrown off by the fact that it's animated, the characters can be aggravating at times or their general appearance. Most shows have a great plot! Surely there's a genre out there for every taste.   Assassination...

Tips for Finals!

Feeling stressed about the end of the year? Not to worry! Here are a few tips to get you through the next two weeks!
May 9, 2019

With the end of the year coming, BV West reporters Kolbie Christensen and Natalie Lindmark are here for some last minute tips and tricks for finishing strong! DONT PROCRASTINATE Projects, tests and...

Take Your Hat Off

Students and teachers discuss the issue on why students aren't allowed to wear hats during school
May 7, 2019

Take off your hat, school is in session. You’re distracting. You’re being disrespectful to soldiers. Take. your hat. OFF. These are common phrases used by teachers and administrators at schools...

Snapchat: A Joy and A Burden

The struggle between safety and communication upsets the balance of parents and their children
April 25, 2019

Snapchat is a messaging app where you can communicate with friends through pictures and text. People of all ages, but mainly teenagers, use Snapchat as their primary source of communication. The app is...

Locked Out

March 19, 2019

It’s here again, the bathrooms are locked during jag. This was decided upon by the administrative team here at the school. “What we started to see were some issues regarding vaping going on in our...

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