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Monday Tests Affect Students

Molly Brown, Reporter

November 7, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

 Mondays are awful. If there was a poll for which day of the week is the worst, Monday would be in for the win. After a relaxing weekend of sleeping in and having fun, the alarm buzzes early in the morning. The snooze button can only be hit so many times before reality sets in and its time to w...

“Twilight” Series: End of an Error

Jourdan Gish, Reporter

November 2, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

On November 18th, we will finally see the end of an error. Others would say era, I say error. The Twilight movies were never an era. Harry Potter, yes, but Twilight? Not really. The way I understand it, there will be two kinds of people at the theater. One is a full on Twilight Fan, AKA a Twihard but t...

A Little Too Bittersweet

Leena Younes and Katherine Byrket, Reporters

October 19, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

  When comparing Blue Valley West to other Blue Valley District high schools, it seems to be that the others are a lot more lenient with students and their traditions. The question is why?   Because BV West has been running for only 10 years, it is known as the “baby” of all schools,...

Sparknotes: A Useful Tool, or Cheating?

Danielle Jacobson, Reporter.

September 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

A new year, a new list of books to read. Assigned reading for Communication Arts is meant to enhance the understanding of why and how a good book is written. Although some students embrace the new reading requirements with open arms, many don’t enjoy the idea. It’s the day before the test and most...

Lunch Room Annoyances

Jack Rogoz, Reporter

September 16, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Lately I feel that the school’s lunchroom is lacking in taste. From the looks of it, the lunchroom has been focusing mainly on the nutritional value of the food and not the taste of it. Healthier alternatives have been substituted for some of the extras at lunch. Recently, “Sqwinchers” have rep...

Former Writer Nominated For Story Of The Year

September 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Kara David, a 2011 graduate from BV West and former Spotlight writer/editor, has been awarded for her February 2011 staff editorial on how high school prepares students for the future. David has been nominated for National Story of The Year by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). Her...

StumbleUpon: New Way To Find Information and Entertainment

Kirsten Selstad, Section Editor

April 21, 2011


Filed under Opinion

The Internet is the place most go when haunted by boredom. You sit around, go through the usual boring list of social networking and pop up filled game sites. There are so many things to discover online, we just have a hard time finding them. People don’t know where to begin to look, or how to go about...

That’s So…Not Fetch: ‘Mean Girls’ Sequel Sinks

Molly Brown, Reporter

April 14, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Whoever had the idea to make a sequel to one of the best movies of our generation was seriously disturbed. As a matter of fact, sequels should not be made to movies unless it is continuing on with the same story. This is because 90% of the time sequels are not as good as the original. Recently, some...

Tiger Mother: Addresses Parenting Issues

Lauren Pino, Reporter

February 17, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Last month, a memoir called Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother was published. What began as just a woman venting about her coming of age as a mother turned into a giant debate that has left many individuals angry at the book’s author. The idea that the memoir I described could gain so much controvers...

How To Spend 20 Dollars

Dan McCauley, Reporter

January 28, 2011


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

A twenty-dollar bill is not a rare sight to come across in the Johnson County Bubble but it is generally a given to start a weekend off right. The BV West Newspaper staff was presented with a question; what is the best way to spend $20? There are endless possibilities to this riddling inquiry but which...

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