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Learning from the past to make a better future

Learning from the past to make a better future

Cameron Hamm, Writer

February 27, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Recently, while visiting an Applebee’s, I noticed an older gentlemen sitting in a tiny booth with his wife. Or rather, I noticed his hat, which read, “WWII Veteran.” Immediately, I was struck with a sense of curiosity and fascination. Here was a man who was a piece to the puzzle of the last 90...

Focusing on the rose

Focusing on the rose

Madison Graves, Business Manager

February 20, 2015


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Abraham Lincoln once said, “We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.” If you spend your life viewing everything in a negative light, it will be much harder for you to see the good in everything. Too many people say “I can’t,” and too few say...

Here are #20beautifulthings about BVNW

Here are #20beautifulthings about BVNW

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

February 13, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

The recent hashtag #20beautifulwomen has been surfacing all over Instagram captions and tweets, especially within the last week. Upon posting her own selfie with a caption about what makes her feel beautiful, the idea is for every girl who participates to “tag” 20 others and keep the challenge going,...

Where is the spirit?

Where is the spirit?

Ayesha Vishnani, Writer

February 7, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Enveloped in creased brown paper, it unexpectedly appeared amongst a crowd of roaring seniors. Bleachers thundered with excitement, amplifying the suspense rippling through the room. It was the climax; the stick traveled from one hand to another. As it was unwrapped, a wave of confusion washed...

What’s an education worth?

What’s an education worth?

Cameron Hamm, Writer

February 7, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

What’s often been argued about my generation is that we’re not engaged with the world around us, be that in our government or nation. And while it’s not always easy to keep an ear to the ground and listen to what our policy makers are really saying, when governor Sam Brownback announced in a statement...

Leaving civilization behind

Leaving civilization behind

Brandon Fagen, Writer

February 6, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

I was going to write this about Boy Scouts. I was going to talk about what Boy Scouts includes, such as the act of camping and earning badges. Boy Scouts of America is, after all, a great organization with lots of opportunities for growth. This was going to give insight into all I have learned and why...

Is Petty being petty?

Is Petty being petty?

Zac Johnson, Entertainment Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns

With the rise of the internet and the massive availability of music, it comes as no surprise when artists start drawing a little too much inspiration from places besides their own creativity. Sam Smith, one of the original authors of his song ‘Stay With Me’, which has been on the Billboard Hot 10...

Finding love in unlikely places

Finding love in unlikely places

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

January 30, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

When you think of love, you might think of your mom or your best friends; you might think of the first boy you fell in love with freshman year; you might think of your favorite band, the feeling you get when you play your favorite sport, or you might see that little place, all your own, where you go...

Inside a vegetarian’s mind

Inside a vegetarian’s mind

Emma Bruce, Writer

January 23, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

I decided to become a vegetarian in the summer of 2012. I was approached by peta2, a youth program for an animals’ rights company, at a concert. They gave me a pamphlet showing pictures of abused animals, and it changed the way I thought about the foods I was eating. Most of the people I’m close...

The weapon of unity

The weapon of unity

Ayesha Vishnani, Writer

January 20, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Crouched under wooden desks, they battled for another second, another chance to revive the innocence they possessed mere hours ago. Although some were awarded another chance at life, their innocence had been stripped away from them forever.On Dec. 16, Taliban terrorists shot and killed over 140 peop...

Spontaneity is the spice of life

Spontaneity is the spice of life

Laney Breidenthal, Feature Editor

January 16, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

At 13,574 feet in the air, with the state of Colorado panned out in front of you, it’s difficult to stand on the very top of that mountain and be in the same mindset you were in four hours ago when you started the climb. When I stood on the mountain with my sister and my father at my side, I realized...

Respecting boundaries in a social media era

Respecting boundaries in a social media era

Natasha Vyhovsky, News Editor

January 15, 2015


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Columns, OPINION

Last week, nearly two dozen BVNW female students got a notification that they were added to a list on Twitter, created by a male student, which serves to publicly identify all the girls he wants to hook up with. Not only this, but he also tagged the girls' twitter profiles, and some of the girls do not...

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