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Red Cross Club Returns for a Second Year

Red Cross Club Returns for a Second Year

Lauren Prehn, Reporter

September 19, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

From honor societies and community service organizations to leisure clubs like Disc Golf and Gaming, there is something for every student at BV West to get involved with. Among the newer clubs to come to BV West is the American Red Cross Club. Sponsored by teacher Cheryl Myers and run by co-presidents,...

Monkey Business

Steve Kinder, Reporter

September 14, 2017


Filed under News

There is a new stranger in town in Cincinnati, Ohio. Except the stranger is not human. However, it is closely related to humans. The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is proud to announce that they have received a new addition to their family; a 29-year-old Western Lowland Silverback Gorilla,...

New Latin-Based System of Recognition

Natalie Fiorella, Reporter

September 4, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

In prior years at BV West and other Blue Valley high schools, the Superintendent's Top 10 was a recognition that was given to students at class day and graduation. It was given to ten seniors based on weighted and non-weighted grading. However, this year it is changing to a new system. The Class o...

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...

Class Day 2017 Photo Gallery

Class Day 2017 Photo Gallery

Bailey Ellis, Sophia Catenacci, Anna Parry, Lexi Symonds, Molly Schwabauer, Photographers

May 12, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Galleries, Top Stories

The Class of 2017 Class Day. (May 12, 2017) Story will be expanded on May 15. ...

Senior Picnic 2017

Senior Picnic 2017

Lindsi Banker, Lauren Levine, Hannah Smith, Anna Parry, Audrey Glander, Photographers

May 11, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Class of 2017 started a week-long series of rituals with the Senior Picnic on Friday, May 5 at Black Bob Park in Olathe. Updates to the event included a later start time of 10:30 a.m., snow cones from Cool Off Shaved Ice and lunch. The tradition of distributing yearbooks as the cornerstone of the...

Thirteen Reasons Why: The Benefits and Detriments of the Hit Show

Thirteen Reasons Why: The Benefits and Detriments of the Hit Show

Hannah Holladay, Contributor

May 8, 2017


Filed under News

From the initial praise that the “13 Reasons Why” series received, to the strong backlash that emerged shortly after its release, many viewers are left concerned with the negative implications the show may have and are unsure how to interpret the positive messages that appear in the storyline. The...

Yik Yak Kicks the Can

Stephen Kinder, Contributor

May 4, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  Just like Club Penguin, 2017 has decided to kill off yet another thing on the internet-- Yik Yak. Yik Yak is an app where anyone can post anonymous messages that anyone nearby can see. It was originally made for university students in Atlanta, Georgia. The app became mainstream shortl...

13 Reasons Why Student Discussion

Rachel Zimmerli, Contributer

May 3, 2017


Filed under News

     On Tuesday, May 2nd, students on BV West congregated in the Little Theatre to discuss the hit show 13 Reasons Why. As the students sat in a circle, they discussed topics such as suicide, rape, the effects of their actions, and how teens and adults were represented in the show. Kim Urenda, a coun...