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Student journalist records outrage over death of George Floyd by Minneapolis, Min. police

A young woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign with the names of black men and women killed by police officers in the United States. She was participating in a March for Justice on May 31 in Kansas City's Country Club Plaza. The demonstration began peacefully but escalated to violence and looting. Police attempted to disperse the crowd with pepper spray, rubber bullets and tear gas.

Carly Liggett, Photographer

June 3, 2020

     Demonstrations rocked most major cities in the United States following the death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 after Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee on Floyd's neck for almost nine minutes. Floyd's death was recorded by bystanders.     ...

Life During a Pandemic

The Coveted! It isn’t everyday you see a tower of toilet paper in the storage room of a house, but this what the world is like in March 2020. As more people are self quarantining, more people are rushing to stores to stash up on necessities, especially toilet paper.  Despite a shortage on toilet paper, there are no shortage of toilet paper memes!

Tyler Tomlen, Guest Contributor

April 7, 2020

Sophomore Tyler Tomlen was given an assignment in his 21C Journalism class to take a series of photos. His photos were to tell a story of interest to students at Blue Valley West. He decided to put it off a bit and just take pictures over Spring Break. Instead of a traditional beach or mountain photos,...

11 athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Fall 2019 Signees

Bella Cohen, Ali Oelschlager, Libby Schwabauer, Keely Woods, Photographer

November 18, 2019

Representing four sports and countless hours of dedication, 11 seniors signed their National Letters of Intent in front of a packed gym on Nov. 14 at BV West. Athletic director, Cindy Roach served as the master of ceremonies as athletes and coaches spoke.  Trey Berman, Soccer, William Jewell Alexis...

Fall 2019 Choir Concert

Freshman concert choir students perform in the Fall Concert on Oct. 10.

Gabi Alexander, Maddie Merchant, Photographers

October 28, 2019

Choir students in all performance groups performed a variety of music. All grades had soloists and featured ensembles.                   ...

Senior Send Off

With the junior class and the pep band in the background, senior Jacob Stenslie runs around the gym as a part of the JAG FLAG crew.

April 24, 2019


April 23 Assembly

Signaling his love to fellow seniors, Tommy Sulentic gives a gesture of peace. Sulentic and Mahoney brought the

April 24, 2019



MESMERIZED. Many band students are possessed by the lead of the flag team.

Hanna Strombom, Kaitlynn Krause, Kolbie Christensen, and Jaden Webster

November 7, 2018

One world, one team, one family, that is the theme of this year’s show for Competitive Marching Band. The team, consisting of the marching band and the color guard, performs at competitions across Kansas and the Midwest. Color guard is known for their bold costumes and fierce performances, but this season, they are t...

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