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Super Bowl 2012: Not So “Super”

Jacob Paschal, Reporter

February 4, 2012


Filed under Opinion

Most people could vaguely recall the winning drive that Eli Manning put together to beat the New England Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl. Manning connected with Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard pass for the winning touchdown with 35 seconds remaining. The play that most sports enthusiasts remember is the...

Growing Technology Fascination

Scott Bagley, Reporter

February 1, 2012


Filed under Opinion

The Digital Generation has collided with planet Earth, and the explosion is the least of the problems brought up by our own neglect. With children becoming more immersed into the technology that is becoming a lifeline to the world. What the older generation sees is children playing with video games,...

Favorite Teachers: Mrs. Glenn

Alec Aguirre, Reporter

January 30, 2012


Filed under Opinion, Web Exclusives

There are a lot of cool teachers here at BV West, but my favorite teacher is Mrs. Glenn. She is the newspaper, yearbook, and journalism teacher and she always has creative ways to make the class fun. Newspaper is a great class, but it would not be as fun without her teaching it. To brainstorm story ideas,...

Restrictions on Holiday Spirit At BV West

Katherine Byrket, Reporter

December 9, 2011


Filed under Opinion

Although many students are unaware, the school board for BV West has strict rules about religious expression during the holidays.  Religious expression is most prominent during the winter because multiple holidays fall within these months.  In order to feel the “holiday spirits,” students enjoy dec...

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...