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Clips from the Eclipse

Clips from the Eclipse

Spotlight and Illumination Staff

August 21, 2017


Filed under Features, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

On Monday, Aug. 21, people all across the country stepped outside to witness a rare total solar eclipse. Even though school was in session during the eclipse, which lasted from 11:48 a.m. until 2:46 p.m. , students and staff did not miss out on the opportunity to take part in the one of a kind experience....

Solar Eclipse Facts and Figures

Solar Eclipse Facts and Figures

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

August 20, 2017


Filed under Top Stories

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Freshman Orientation Photo Gallery

Freshman Orientation Photo Gallery

Mikaela Schmitt and Rachel Pickett

August 18, 2017


Filed under Photo Galleries, Top Stories

On Aug 15th, JAG Mentors, JPCo, Cheer and Band gathered to make the Class of 2021's first day at West a memorable one. They were welcomed by lines of cheering mentors to kick off their first day. They first heard from Dr. Potts and Mr. Brutto, as well as STUCo executive members. After walking through...

New Faces at BV West

New Faces at BV West

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Below is a sneak peek of the 13 teachers, administrators and coaches who will be joining the Jaguar family this year. Name: Krystal Blackmon Subject: LIFT Hometown: Pensacola, Florida Any previous teaching experience: I began my career working at a center school that serves students with disab...

Band Camp Photo Gallery

Band Camp Photo Gallery

Hannah Holladay and Rachel Pickett

August 8, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Photo Galleries, Top Stories, Uncategorized

While summer is usually associated with rest and relaxation, this isn't true for everyone. BV West Band and Color Guard have been working tirelessly during the past couple of weeks to get ready for their fall season. Although to some, spending hours at school during the summer would be horrendous, not...

Welcome to the Jungle Photo Gallery

Welcome to the Jungle Photo Gallery

Rachel Pickett, Editor-in-Chief

August 3, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, Uncategorized, Web Exclusives

Last night, BV West freshmen mentors, administrators, teachers and counselors welcomed the Class of 2021 at the annual "Welcome to the Jungle" event. Incoming freshmen played trivia games, witnessed a flash mob from the freshmen mentors, were given tours of the school and even experienced their first...

Class of 2017-Final Report

Class of 2017-Final Report

Staff

July 1, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Class of 2017 graduated from Blue Valley West High School on Sunday, May 14 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Ceremonies for the seniors began with Class Day at the school on Friday, May 12. The group were a part of several State Championships in athletics, garnered more than $3 million...

Concerts to Keep an Eye on

Concerts to Keep an Eye on

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

June 24, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

Whether during the heat of summer or the bustle of a school year, Kansas City is known to host a variety of concerts featuring some of the most popular artists throughout the year. Each event is made unique through different venues, atmospheres and performers, making it possible for the city to appeal...

Allegations of Sexism Divide Debate Community

Rachel Pickett, Contributor

June 20, 2017


Filed under Features, Top Stories

Debate is a cornerstone of pride at BV West with impressive accolades and a reputation for excellence. The team, led by coach Arianne Fortune, includes an eclectic collection of some of the brightest minds in the school. It is hard to imagine that the team struggles to define “sexism” as a group....

Beyond the Streets of Downtown Lawrence

Beyond the Streets of Downtown Lawrence

Hannah Holladay, Web Editor

June 14, 2017


Filed under Top Stories, Uncategorized

While college towns often have a cheery, bustling atmosphere, it is far too easy for a town to fade into the background as the campus, student life and education take the forefront. Lawrence, KS fits the description of a charismatic college town, but its distinctive charm makes it nearly impossible to...