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Online Videos Leave Young Girls Vunerable

Lauren Kassien, Editor in Chief

March 27, 2012


Filed under Opinion

In the past several months, a new video sensation struck YouTube. It is a phenomenon that parents and psychologists alike are calling ‘horrendous.’ Across America, thousands of teenage girls are sitting in front of the camera and asking the world, with small, tentative voices, the one question burn...

Seniors: The Homestretch to Graduation

Seniors: The Homestretch to Graduation

Scott Bagley, Reporter

March 22, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

This is it, the final quarter of high school for us. For most it is a time of partying and excitement for finishing the rest of the treacherous school years and the graduation to start of in the world of the college. While it is a time to rejoice it is also a time to crack down on studies and work....

Prom: Classy, not Tacky

Maddy Wilson, Section Editor

March 21, 2012


Filed under Opinion

With prom approaching, many girls are stressing out to find the perfect dress, shoes, and jewelry. People rarely think about their hair and makeup, though, until roughly the last few days before prom. With the anticipated dance roughly a month away, girls should think about how they can look glamorous...

4 Day School Week

Megan Hansel, Guest Writer

February 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

Many students are BVWest have been arguing about the amount of school they attend each week. Most students would argue that we should have to only go to school four days a week, as opposed to the regulatory five. I happen to agree with every one of the students that support this. Only going to school...

Equality for All

Lauren Jerome, Guest Writer

February 18, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

Everybody has their own opinions, some more than others. Some base their opinions on facts, and some just straight up base their opinions on what they think themselves. On many controversial issues, there are many different opinions. Today, a major controversy in the United States and in many other countries...

Phone Rules at School Need Attention

Ryan Williams, Guest Writer

February 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

It has always been standard school policy to have no cell phones during class. However, ever since these ridiculous rules about phones were written, phones have come a long way and evolved into the era of smart phones. It's stated in the student handbook that there shall be no phones or electronic...

Cheerleading: A Real Sport?

Avery Ralston, Guest Writer

February 17, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Is cheer considered a sport? A lot of people think that cheer isn't a sport. Well, the definition of sport is any competitive physical activity. People may think cheerleaders as "Oh, they're just a bunch of stuck-up girls who don't care about anything except how they look.". The truth is, cheerleading...

Don’t Be S.A.D: Valentine’s Day and Negative Attention

Emily Moore, Reporter

February 15, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Valentines day, also known by some as Singles Awareness Day (S.A.D.), was yesterday and there were too many people who were just down right pessimistic. Valentines Day does have a general connotation of being only for romantic couples but I think that is far from the case. Valentines Day is supposed...

Stereotypes Shown in YouTube Videos

Leena Younes, Reporter

February 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

When logging onto Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or even YouTube, I’m pretty sure that everyone has stumbled upon a couple videos from the popular hits of Sh*t ______ say.  The videos were typically pointed out as what to have been said by girls, Arab parents, Indians, what people don’t say, and s...

Spirit Day Stress

Molly Brown, Reporter

February 6, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Although Student Council has been very creative and original with spirit days in the last few years, there are still some ideas that are not so exciting. What ever happened to the classic spirit days? Pajama day, crazy hair day, hat day, mismatch day, and spirit days. To me, those are perfectly acceptable,...