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Harsh Teen Driving Laws

Shannon Willis, Guest Reporter

November 20, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Shannon Willis Harsh Teen Driving Laws   Too many laws. Not enough freedom. Kids across Johnson Country are becoming annoyed with the harsh driving restrictions placed on new drivers.  The old driving laws from the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles used to allow young drivers to obtain a f...

Cyber-bullying

McKenna Yanik, Reporter

April 21, 2014


Filed under Opinion

About half of all young people have experienced some form of cyber-bullying, and ten to twenty percent experience it regularly.  In Florida, 12 year old Rebecca Sedwick took her life after receiving taunting text messages from 15 girls.  How many lives will be taken or kids damaged before someone makes...

Yik Yak?

Miranda Stark

April 16, 2014


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” These words are spoken often, but are they true? Words can be extremely hurtful and even go as far as to drive someone to take their own life. Yik Yak is a new, Twitter-like app that allows users to post anonymously to other...

It’s Time to Unblock Youtube

Ryan Williams, News Editor

October 11, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

YouTube has been blocked at BV West and other BV schools for as long as I can remember. But no one really knows why this outdated block is still in place. Nearly every educational website that has a video of some sort uses YouTube for their videos. Blocking YouTube is blocking any video on school ground...

Fake Twitters

Emily Moore, Managing Editor

December 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

Twitter is slowly dominating the web. More often than not, people can get quick information off of Twitter, and it has replaced Facebook in a lot of ways. That being said, part of the entertainment in Twitter, are the anonymous and fake accounts. In the last couple years, there have been multiple teachers...

Too Soon to Ask?

Emily Moore, Managing Editor

September 3, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The carnival, the bonfire, and the hoards of kids dressed to impress by showing off their school spirit; these are all things to expect when homecoming week rolls around. It can get pretty hectic at times. Just to add to the chaos, there are all of the kids who have procrastinated asking that one person...

Food Group Fiasco

Cheyenne Jones, reporter

August 29, 2012


Filed under Opinion

With the new school year starting, BV West students return to eating the typical cafeteria food. Students prepare to numbly meander through the cafeteria selecting their favorite main course, sides, and drink. However, as we were sitting in class, most likely daydreaming, the announcements rudely stirred...

Handcuffing a Kindergartener

Lauren Pino, Reporter

May 9, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

When you were in kindergarten, most of you were already passed the violent tantrums of the “Terrible Twos/Threes” and were more considerate of others. However, not all children have fully grown out of hysterical outbursts by age six. Recently, this was demonstrated by a six-year-old kindergartener,...

No-Nonesense?: Annual Dodgeball Tournament Cancelled

Lauren Pino, Reporter

April 30, 2012


Filed under Opinion

I had been in Spanish classes since second grade, so I never got a chance to yell “Battez-vous, le français!” or “Deutsche gewinnen!” during the much anticipated dodge ball tournament between the French and German classes. I always thought that the tournament was a cool way to get students e...

Easy Like Monday Morning

Jack Rogoz, Reporter

April 30, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

I am sure that most students would agree with me when I say that Monday mornings are the worst. They are the days when students struggle the most to stay awake, wiping the tired from their eyes as they make a futile effort to stay focused and attentive. It is those kind of days that make me ponder, why...