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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap

Flammy Huo, Writer

November 30, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

With candles lit, turkey cooked and decorations set up, BVNW families gear up for the holidays. However, some families are missing members during the holiday season. Senior Camille Abdel faced the uncertainty of the reunion with her older sister, Sarah Abdel, a former BVNW student who serves in the Navy. According...

Traveling to inspire youth

Traveling to inspire youth

Flammy Huo, Writer

November 11, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Senior Ian Roozrokh has his luggage packed even on school days because he has committed himself heavily in North American Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY), an organization that aims to reform Jewish teens and elevate their leadership skills. Participating in NFTY since seventh grade, Roozrokh is...

Q&A: Trick or Treating

Q&A: Trick or Treating

Greyson Woerpel, Sports Editor

October 30, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Q&A, Top Stories

Two students share why they still go trick or treating on Halloween.

REbeL reflects on shift in structure

REbeL reflects on shift in structure

Olivia Baird, Opinion editor

October 27, 2014


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

BVNW’s REbeL has begun the first year with a significant change in its structure. Sponsor Carolyn Potter said the new setup has two main groups; a peer educator group, which is a smaller group that meets once a week, and an activist group, which is larger in comparison and meets one to two times each...

Emotion in Motion

Emotion in Motion

Avery Mojica, Puzzle Editor

October 21, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

A blank piece of paper sits in front of junior Gavin Wylie. He picks up his colored pencils and pens and begins to sketch out the shape of a face. This drawing is the beginning of what will become a cartoon-like character, and possibly an animation. Wylie began to notice his artistic talents at about...

Linking Languages

Linking Languages

Brandon Fagen, Writer

September 30, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

Student teacher Manuel Novas teaches his native language and Spanish culture in the BVNW foreign languages department.

New teachers at BVNW

New teachers at BVNW

Cameron Hamm, Flammy Huo, and Hope Lancaster

August 23, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Q&A, Teachers, Top Stories

Who are the new staff members, and what are their stories? Enjoy the Q&A below with 11 new teachers and staff members at BVNW. Who: Megan Geenens (BVNW alumnus) What: Algebra I and Math Strategies How do you feel about coming back and teaching as an alumnus? "It's good to see all the staff members that were there when I was in high school. Staff me...

No days off

No days off

Laney Breidenthal and Hope Lancaster

August 14, 2014


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Some students’ alarm clocks still go off in the early hours of the morning on a daily basis during the summer. For football players doing summer conditioning, student athletes must power through early mornings, hot afternoons and hours of training every weekday during the summer to prepare for the...

Got Goats?

Got Goats?

Flammy Huo and Natasha Vyhovsky

August 14, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Junior Peter Hartman and senior Kate Messer spent their summer days in the hot sun at Deanna Rose Farmstead, surrounded by goats, geese and prairie dogs. Their jobs ranged from scooping ice cream to grooming ponies. Hartman said he began his adventures at Deanna Rose two years ago as a volunteer,...

Culture shock

Culture shock

Ayesha Vishnani and Madison Graves

August 14, 2014


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

From June 8 to June 18, art teacher Melanie Mikel took nine BVNW art students to Europe on the Artists of France and Spain trip to view different works of art in other countries, arranged by the Educational Tours. The group went to three cities, spending the first part of the trip in Paris, France, then...

Pursuing her “‘A’ game”

Pursuing her “‘A’ game”

Sidney Hallak, Writer

May 13, 2014


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

After 15 years of grading papers, reading books and influencing young minds, junior ELA teacher Kathy Duggan has decided to retire. “I’m retiring just because I think it’s going to be a new adventure,” Duggan said. “I turned 65 and I’m trying to decide what I’m going to do when I grow...

Walk to REbeL a success

Walk to REbeL a success

Natasha Vyhovsky, Writer

May 10, 2014


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

The fourth annual Walk to REbeL took place at 9 a.m. this morning around BVNW with a course that followed Switzer and returned to the school after three miles. With around 750 participants this year, REbeL sponsor Carolyn Potter said the event was a tremendous success compared to the previous years. ...

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