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Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Singer, songwriter Ray Goren performs at BV West

Jolie Barnhart, Illumination-Arts Section Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

     Walking into the BV West Performing Arts Center, a single figure stands center stage. He is surrounded by two microphones, a loop machine and his guitar. As students fill the center section, 18-year-old Goren looks out to the group and grins.  "Thanks for coming. Who wants...

Freshman Ashlyn Berning adds Experience to Varsity Volleyball

Freshman Ashlyn Berning adds Experience to Varsity Volleyball

Jenna Walesh, 21CJ Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

     The volleyball team made an appearance in the last three State championship matches, winning in 2015. The team's reputation for excellence and the expectations for team members are both great. Freshman Ashlyn Berning is the newest addition to the varsity team.    ...

Which RIDDLE is #1?

Which RIDDLE is #1?

Wyatt Novak, 21CJ Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Riddle brothers do everything together. Besides having the same parents, both play varsity quarterback. Scott, a sophomore, and Greg, a junior, battle for and play the same position and many have wondered what it’s like on and off the field for the brothers. “Me and Greg are getting closer,”...

Schedule Change Teaches Students New Skills

Schedule Change Teaches Students New Skills

Zoey Greenberg, Photographer

September 9, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

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Class Day 2018

Class Day 2018

Chloe Spencer, Caitlin Gardner, Lauren Gambill, Photographers

May 13, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

*This gallery was uploaded for expediency. The order of the photos will be changed the week of May 14 to show a chronological timeline of the event. Captions will be added at that time. ...

Pep Assemblies: A Year in Review

Pep Assemblies: A Year in Review

Lydia Berutti, Paige Murphy, Photographer, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

BV West’s assemblies are unique to each and every person at this school.  That’s what makes them so fun and entertaining. “I love our assemblies because they are really fun, and everyone can get involved and be a part of them,” freshman Brenna Morrison said.  Assemblies are a...

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

April 20 Gun Safety Walkout and Protest

Safa Anjum and Jolie Barnhart, Photographers

April 20, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

After a single gunman with an AR-15 assault rifle killed 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb. 14, teenagers have been at the forefront of the discussion on reforming gun laws. BV West students joined that group on April 20 at 10 a.m. The group gathered...

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame

Teacher Jeff Baxter Inducted in National Teacher Hall of Fame
http://www.kmbc.com/article/blue-valley-west-teacher-inducted-into-the-national-teachers-hall-of-fame/19697413

Lauren Prehn, Lydia Berutti, Reporter, Photographer

April 7, 2018


Filed under News, Top Stories

Following 2nd block on Thursday morning, Principal Dr. Brett Potts announced over the intercom a surprise assembly would take place during Advisory. The hallways were buzzing with speculation as students and staff filed into the gym. Once the crowd settled, Principal Dr. Brett Potts asked the usually...

Paws for a Cause-Photo Gallery

Paws for a Cause-Photo Gallery

Alexis Christopherson, Nathan Foxworthy, Kaitlyn Krause, Elle Kopischke, Brooke Lansford and Hannah Strombom, Photographers

March 29, 2018


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

The phrase "rise by helping others" was a motto for many. Seniors Josh Miller and Ted Reinhardt expanded "others" to include 4-legged friends by organizing Paws for a Cause to benefit the animal shelter and rescue center, Wayside Waifs. As part of their Medallion Project for the Jaguar Pride Coalition,...