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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

Anime/Manga Review

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...

Bob The Resume Builder

Hannah Cole, Managing Editor

March 19, 2019

Picture the perfect student. Perfect grades. Perfect test scores. Perfect attendance record. Perfect attitude. Perfect level of participation in activities and sports. Perfect leadership resume. The perfect student that all colleges will approve of. To embody the perfect student and earn that college acceptance l...

Finally, Finals

Lauren Prehn, Editor-In-Chief

December 15, 2018

It's that time of year again, the end of year stress surrounding finals is in full force. For many students, these last few days are spent calculating what grades they need on final exams and cramming information from old units. Note taking and study sessions are accompanied by coffee and late nights....

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