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Families of Bellevue West

Families of Bellevue West

Taegan Jacobs, Reporter
November 18, 2017

For lots of families, the afternoon ritual goes as follows: The kids come home complaining of the stresses of school, and the parents complain of the stresses of work. But for some, the kid’s school and the parent’s work are one and the same. Lauterbach Math teacher Karie Lauterbach is no stranger to this exception. Having worked at Bellevue West since 2006, all of her children so far h...

NHS students tutor Mission students for volunteer hours

NHS students tutor Mission students for volunteer hours

Emily Schmidt, Reporter
November 13, 2017

A conglomeration of high school and middle school students sit in a wonky circle around a “vintage” deck of UNO cards. As peals of laughter ring out, both groups seem to relax as they get to know the people they’ll spend Tuesdays with for the rest of the year just a little better. The juniors, seniors, and seventh graders were brought together for a tutoring program at Mission Middle School....

Students form alternative rock band to showcase musical talent

Students form alternative rock band to showcase musical talent

LeAnne Bugay, Features Editor
November 9, 2017

Teenagers need self-expression. Some use art, some use writing, and some use photography as an outlet and as a means to display their creativity. Junior Evan Kieser and senior Nick Townsend use music. Kieser and Townsend make up the band “The Kings Company”. The drums are played by Townsend while Kieser sings and plays guitar. “We’re a two-piece,” Kieser said. “So to fill the sound of the room we need...

Alumni presents about business success at Bellevue West

Alumni presents about business success at Bellevue West

Melissa Irish, Editor-in-Chief
November 7, 2017

"Medal of Honor" is a fairly well-known title in the video game industry--one of the most successful series to date. What’s not as well-known is that one of its creators graduated from Bellevue West, and recently returned to tell to his fellow Thunderbirds about success and business. District Partnerships Facilitator Garrett Sims began to develop an alumni database a couple months ago, and is u...

News

World News S3:E6

World News S3:E6

November 22, 2017 • Comments closed

https://youtu.be/LlDs97mYRJA Filmed and Edited By: Avery Haselden

Mock Trial qualifies for state

Mock Trial qualifies for state

Emma Gage, Reporter

November 21, 2017 • Comments closed

Bellevue West’s Mock Trial team qualified for state after winning their regional competition Monday, Nov. 20. Twice a week, from August to November, a group of students gathe...

World News S3:E5

World News S3:E5

November 8, 2017 • Comments closed

https://youtu.be/-4udIFj-mM0 Filmed and Edited by:Amiya Johnson and Jenna Hammond

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Sports

T-Bird athletes sign National Letters of Intent

T-Bird athletes sign National Letters of Intent

Gauret Stearns, Photography Editor

November 8, 2017

Student athletes display strong work ethic during off-season

Student athletes display strong work ethic during off-season

November 3, 2017

Dolincheck displays leadership and talent as quarterback

Dolincheck displays leadership and talent as quarterback

October 27, 2017

Powderpuff raises money for Senior Senate

Powderpuff raises money for Senior Senate

October 23, 2017

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Opinion

Mindset, preparation can help vegetarians enjoy Thanksgiving

Hailey Kitzman, Guest Reporter

November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving can be stressful and even awkward for many vegetarians. For new vegetarians it may be the temptation of meat, for others it may just be common manners and want...

Early school times detrimental to students

Early school times detrimental to students

November 1, 2017

5 reasons on why you should spend more time with your parents

5 reasons on why you should spend more time with your parents

October 30, 2017

Taking knee during national anthem disrespectful, ineffective

Taking knee during national anthem disrespectful, ineffective

October 26, 2017

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