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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,...

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...

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