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@Anonymous

@Anonymous

Lanie Render and Jillian Dunlay

November 22, 2017


Filed under October Print, Opinion

The impact that social media has had on our generation is almost too difficult to comprehend. We spend hours, sometimes days, editing pictures and videos to receive validation from followers. The mask that media allows us to hide behind has gradually grown and become more popular than ever. It seems...

November: The Boring Month of Fall?

November: The Boring Month of Fall?

Chelsea Park, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Sandwiched right in between the months of October and December is November. The spooky season of October is exciting for many, while others can not wait to get in the Christmas spirit in December. October and December are both fall months that receive the much excitement and attention. On the other han...

Why School Spirit is Cool

Why School Spirit is Cool

Lanie Render, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Looking around at school events, it is evident that the young students are hesitant to participate in cheers. Whether this is at a football game or an assembly, it appears that the underclassmen consider it "uncool" to cheer and yell. I completely understand the hesitation, putting yourself out there...

Politicizing Public Opinion

Dana Nasr, Reporter

October 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion

In recent events, such as the Las Vegas shooting, many in the media have been questioning the appropriate time to discuss change in policy that would have helped prevent from such a terrible event to occur. There are two sides of opposing opinions to the issue of discussing or trying to politicize these e...

The Snapchat Epidemic

The Snapchat Epidemic

Behr Kitts, Reporter

October 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The use of social media has connected the world in ways like never before. This platform allows for loved ones and friends the opportunity to communicate with each other across the street, town, state, country, and even the world. This concept is remarkable because this kind of technology with human...

News: Why Bother?

News: Why Bother?

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

October 12, 2017


Filed under Opinion, September Print

People often say that teens are the future of America, but what if the future of America isn’t even keeping up with the present? Despite easy access to the news because of technology, teens often don’t stay informed about what’s happening today. A study from 2015 shows that 28 percent of teens pay ...

Gluten Free Options in Your Area

Shelby Hoelting, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

This year through many doctor appointments I figured out that I have a major gluten intolerance. As you can imagine, that put quite a damper on things as far as going out to eat for different meals. For many months now, I have been trying to find options that are applicable for me and many BV West st...

Has JAG Improved Since Last Year?

Has JAG Improved Since Last Year?

Dana Nasr, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under Opinion

The new JAG at Blue Valley West has made a significant change due to the huge time and schedule change. Put in effect on August 28th, administrators believed students would benefit from this new system, attempting to aid students with hectic schedules that didn't get enough time before or after scho...

Consideration For All

Consideration For All

Hannah Cole and Dana Nasr

October 6, 2017


Filed under Opinion, September Print

Living in the Johnson County bubble can be a cookie cutter experience. At BV West however, there is a very diverse student body. This can make scheduling around holidays for different religions, a difficult task. Christianity is the most prominent religion in Johnson County, with a 50% adherence,...

YouTube Generation

YouTube Generation

Behr Kitts, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Growing up, YouTube has not always been my number one source of entertainment, as it was created in 2005. When I was in elementary and middle school I mostly watched T.V. and occasionally played video games on my Gameboy and D.S.. As the internet started to become a bigger platform for people to express...