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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Thunder Brew proves successful after first few weeks open
Student Council and Sophomore Senate to host Mr. Bellevue West pageant
Senator Morfeld brings Student Press Freedom LB206 before Nebraska’s Judiciary Committee
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Bellevue West Boys Basketball vs. Creighton Prep 2/8/19 Photo Essay
Thunderbirds defend their No. 1 ranking against No. 5 Creighton Prep

Thunderbirds defend their No. 1 ranking against No. 5 Creighton Prep

February 11, 2019

Athletes sign letters of intent on National Signing Day 2019

Athletes sign letters of intent on National Signing Day 2019

February 6, 2019

Bellevue West Boys Basketball vs. Lincoln South West 1/31/19 Photo Essay

Bellevue West Boys Basketball vs. Lincoln South West 1/31/19 Photo Essay

February 4, 2019

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Editorial: First Amendment rights should apply to student journalists
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

Self checkout technology makes teenage job search difficult

Self checkout technology makes teenage job search difficult

November 16, 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