The Thunderbeat

Bellevue West graduates discuss college advice

Emma Gage, Reporter
February 14, 2019

Deciding what to do after high school is a struggle among most high school students starting junior year, and, for some, even earlier. While students can go to a counselor for help with applications or tips for financial assistance, students often struggle to grasp the newfound independence and mental struggles that college brings with it. Making the decision One of the biggest issues that...

Student teacher returns to Bellevue West

Leah Larson, Layout Editor
February 7, 2019

Becoming a teacher is no easy task. According to Vinny Harvey, a student teacher at Bellevue West, most colleges require their students to complete 60 hours of practicum, which allows them to receive firsthand experience and learn more about their future career. But for Harvey, it was double that amount when he decided to double major in both music and Spanish education. Harvey completed his Spanish...

Henry Doorly Zoo accepts Baylee Clang into Zoo Academy

Taegan Jacobs, Features Editor
February 1, 2019

The Zoo Academy is a two year high school program offered through the Henry Doorly Zoo that allows students to gain knowledge and explore careers relating to life sciences. The program is offered to students every year, but with the selective application process and limited spots open for the program, only three Bellevue West students have been accepted in the past. Sophomore Baylee Clang, who was...

The Thunderbeat reporter earns 1st place in reporting at State Mock Trial

Brooke Jones, Reporter
January 31, 2019

Junior Taegan Jacobs won first place in the student reporter contest at the annual Nebraska State Mock Trial Competition. She made history by being the first student journalist to win the award and was the first reporter from Bellevue West to compete. Reporters are eligible to compete once a school’s mock trial team qualifies for state. Jacobs said she took as many notes as possible and documented...

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Optimist Club recognizes seniors for academic achievement
Fine arts introduces e-tickets for auditorium events
Thunder Brew proves successful after first few weeks open
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Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Omaha Central at State Basketball Semi Finals 3/8/19
Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Papio South at State Basketball Quarter Finals 3/7/19

Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Papio South at State Basketball Quarter Finals 3/7/19

March 8, 2019

Thunderbirds defeat Titans and move on to second round of Class A Playoffs

Thunderbirds defeat Titans and move on to second round of Class A Playoffs

March 8, 2019

Boys basketball team had state in their sights all season

Boys basketball team had state in their sights all season

March 7, 2019

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Opinion: Little ways to make the world a better place
Editorial: First Amendment rights should apply to student journalists

Editorial: First Amendment rights should apply to student journalists

January 30, 2019

YouTubers are an unlikely new kind of celebrity

YouTubers are an unlikely new kind of celebrity

January 25, 2019

Opinion: Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a federal holiday

Opinion: Thanksgiving shouldn’t be a federal holiday

November 20, 2018

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The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School
The Student News Site of Bellevue West Senior High School