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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...

This is Us Review

This is Us Review

Lanie Render, Reporter

September 28, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinion

Last night the popular series, This Is Us, debuted its second season to eager watchers. To say the least, it did not disappoint. The worries regarding second season slumps were assuaged the minute the familiar characters appeared on the screen. The audience did not think their hearts could break anymore,...

The Stories of Thirteen Reasons Why

Lanie Render, Contributor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

The Netflix series of Thirteen Reasons Why has generated an intense debate surrounding the controversial message of suicide. Individuals who have seen the series are familiar with the main character, Hannah Baker and her traumatizing hardships. This anguish has been credited to thirteen individuals...

What Now? Album Review

What Now? Album Review

Rachel Zimmerli, Contributor

May 16, 2017


Filed under Opinion

On April 28th, 2017, indie-pop band Sylvan Esso released their sophomore album What Now. From album to album, their sound has, for the most part, has been maintained. The only differences being the use of more acoustic instruments as seen in the songs The Glow, and Song. In the Sylvan Esso style, they ...

Donating Life: Organ Donation and the Meaning it Holds

Donating Life: Organ Donation and the Meaning it Holds

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Opinion

“Would you like to be an organ donor?” Thousands of high school teenagers receiving their driving permits and licenses are asked this simple question. However, the implications behind the decision to become an organ donor are far more meaningful than a simple answer, “yes.” According to...

Animals: The Solution to Stress?

Lanie Render, Contributor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Staff, Uncategorized

As finals roll around at BV West, the stress level for students is extremely high. Deadlines, final grades, and the nagging of your parents can be heard in many households and students need a outlet. How to deal with this anxiety? My answer is pets. Whether you are a dog person, a cat person, or prefer...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie Review

Kayleee Alexander and Kristina Cripe, Contributors

December 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has been exciting us since the trailer was released in 2015. The deep, dark hole that dwelled in our hearts after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was filled by hope that J.K. Rowling would bring our magical dreams to life once again. As soon as the fantastical...