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Where are they now: Morgan Stough Chadwick builds career from high school journalism skills

Meg Gross, Editor-In-Chief
September 14, 2020

Seven years after graduating from Bellevue West, 25-year-old Morgan Stough Chadwick has continued to work in journalism. After graduating from West in 2013, Stough attended Wayne State College, where she majored in broadcast journalism, which later became electronic media. At Wayne State, Stough was able to work with video production. “My final year at Wayne, I made two short films,” Stough...

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Tips and Tricks with Gnally: iPad Edition

Gnally Boukar, Copy Editor
September 13, 2020

This year all students have iPads, and with them comes a few cool features that can maximize performance and learning capabilities regardless of in-person attendance.  SPLIT SCREEN Arguably the best feature on the school iPads is dual toggle capabilities. Being able to see two screens simultaneously allows for the user to work faster and increase productivity. This is great for when you’re...

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Students have varying opinions on BPS health guidelines

Elissa Treu, News Reporter
September 3, 2020

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The defensive line sets up for a play at the East West football game on Sept. 4, 2020.
Senior defensive players seek scholarship offers, improvement during pandemic
Kristin Kennedy, Broadcast Manager • September 18, 2020

Last week the Omaha World Herald reported freshman wide receiver DaeVonn Hall received a scholarship offer from the University of Iowa. Other receivers, including junior Micah Riley, junior Kaden Helms and senior Keagan Johnson also have offers from multiple Division I schools.  And while the offense scores the points, the defense makes sure the opponent's score stays at zero. Yet there's a lack...

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Fans fill the Bellevue East stadium for the 2019 East-West game. The 2020 game will have a fraction of the fans due to COVID-19.
Metro Conference protocol impacts sports fan attendance
Jimmy Gow, Reporter • September 4, 2020

Metro conference schools agreed to restrict fan attendance at school sporting events to immediate family members only this season, based on advice of Sarpy County health officials. “I feel that the crowds should be limited down to parents,” former football player Nate Brown said.  “I do think that's a good move, because especially for big games, like the East vs. West game, it's packed with...

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Podcast Special: A chat with head varsity football coach Mike Huffman
Podcast Special: A chat with head varsity football coach Mike Huffman
AJ Reimer and Curista Magnuson September 3, 2020

Football Commentators AJ Reimer and Jeremy Bloch interview head varsity football coach Mike Huffman on the upcoming football season.   Follow this link to here the interview.   Podcast Special   Music: Hip Hop by Kwon from Youtube Music Library

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Sports editor Emily Mabbitt shares must-watch, binge worthy TV shows
Katy Perry’s ‘Smile’ shows an artist out of touch with the modern pop scene

Katy Perry’s ‘Smile’ shows an artist out of touch with the modern pop scene

September 12, 2020

Review: ‘Old Guard’ lacks unique elements in superhero genre

Review: ‘Old Guard’ lacks unique elements in superhero genre

September 11, 2020

On the Beats S1: E1

On the Beats S1: E1

August 28, 2020

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Metro Conference protocol impacts sports fan attendance
A letter to our readers: update on our publications

A letter to our readers: update on our publications

March 31, 2020

OnToCollege impacts students and faculty Part 3

OnToCollege impacts students and faculty Part 3

March 23, 2020

OnToCollege impacts West students and faculty Part 2

OnToCollege impacts West students and faculty Part 2

March 20, 2020

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