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Justice for Aleppo

Justice for Aleppo

Sydney Schranz, Contributor

December 15, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion

For years, civil war has torn Syria apart. Innocents have been murdered, bombs have obliterated cities, and as fighting continues--spurred by a failed ceasefire--more wreckage continues. So why are so few talking about it? And why is nothing being done? The truth is that America has yet to decide...

Is It Too Early For Christmas Music?

Jonah Park, Contributor

November 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Every year, it seems like Christmas music is played earlier and earlier. Radio stations even proceeded to begin playing 24/7 Christmas music on November 1st. Sure, Christmas music is enjoyable and brings the holiday spirit, but how early is too early? It’s a reasonable argument to put Christma...

Military VS Professional Athletes

Military VS Professional Athletes

Izzy Watkins, Conrtibutor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

Soldiers risk their lives protecting our country and fighting for our citizens but make less money that a professional athlete defending a football. Many wonder why this is and if it is right. The military goes through many hardships that are emotionally challenging and financially challenging. Being...

Rally in Indianapolis

Rally in Indianapolis

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories, Web Exclusives

Last weekend I was in Indianapolis with five other BV West students for the National High School Journalism Convention. When Saturday rolled around, word got out that there was going to be a  peace rally on the steps of the Indiana state capitol building. After very little debate, myself along with ...

Why Voting in this Election Mattered

Stephen Kinder, Contributer

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion

No doubt about it, this election is probably the most hyped event of 2016. While the "hype" is a relative term, it is almost impossible to not hear about the election once a day. Stats from polls have shown that more people have voted early than ever. Yet, some choose not to vote for a candidate for...

5 Tips to Making the Most of Homecoming

5 Tips to Making the Most of Homecoming

Jonah Park

September 26, 2016


Filed under Opinion

With homecoming a short two weeks away, it’s time to start making preparations and plans for the dance, if you have not done so already. Here are five quick tips to making sure you are all set for the big night: Establish a date early on Especially for boys, it is important to establish a date as...

Walmart: $ Savvy…not trashy

Walmart: $ Savvy…not trashy

Sydney Milonovich, Guest Contributor

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Every week there are 100,000,000 people who shop at the supermarket committed to providing their customers with the lowest prices, Wal-Mart. According to Global Insight, the regular American family can save $2,500 a year by shopping at Wal-Mart. This widely known supercenter may be accepted in other...

Smartphone Addiction

John A. Byrket, Writer

September 4, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinion, Web Exclusives

Teenagers are addicted to their phones. Its that simple. Walking around the halls of any school you won’t even be able to see what kids faces look like because they are looking down at their phones. According to Pewinternet facts over 67% of cell owners find themselves checking their phone for messages,...

Netflix: The Internet Equivalent of a Library

Brittany Reid and Sophia Schmidt

May 21, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Features, Opinion

Netflix, everyone’s new love. Who isn’t addicted and obsessed with the 21st century time waster? Many people have recently gotten hooked on Netflix within the past two years and it has only gotten bigger. More and more students at Blue Valley West are getting in on the obsession with Netflix. ...

AP Tests for Freshman

Mikaela Schmitt, 21CJ Reporter

May 21, 2015


Filed under Features, Opinion

Finals are a stressful time, but even more stressful are the AP Tests. As people look forward to summer, they just have to get through the AP tests and finals, then they are free. An AP (advanced placement) class is like an honor class, to the extremes. At the end of the year, students can take a...