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Surveillance or Safety?

Surveillance or Safety?

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

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 games. While innovations in electronics have become essential to the lifestyle of Generation...

Right Mind, Wrong Body

Aminah Syed and Rachel Zimmerli

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 affect Americans. Gender dysphoria is when someone’s body does not correlate with their gender...

More than a Voice

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

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. Rather, students stood outside in solidarity as they called attention to an issue that they felt politicians...

Student Loan Crisis

Jillian Dunlay, Reporter

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, the dream of college often does not match the reality. Behind the vibrant and glossy college brochures...

New ACT Changes

Natalie Fiorella, Managing Editor

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.

Kennedy Kramer and Jaden Dudrey

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 classroom: The entirety of the planet is under attack by an unkillabl...

Tips for Finals!

Kolbie Christensen and Natalie Lindmark

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 essays oh my! With the 7 classload it can be overwhelming. Stay on top of your work and don't get be...

Take Your Hat Off

Jewel Slemmons, Reporter

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 around the country towards students wearing hats at school. The majority of school administrators ...

Snapchat: A Joy and A Burden

Meghan Hartnett

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 an easy way to stay up-to-date with what their friends are up to and be able to communicate easily. ...

Locked Out

Kyler Murphy, Reporter

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 restrooms” Assistant Principal Bryan Brutto said. While I do think that vaping in the school bathrooms is...

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