The Thunderbeat

LeAnne Bugay
Senior LeAnne Bugay is editor-in-chief of The Thunderbeat newspaper, director of the Video Yearbook, and copy editor of the Yearbook. This is her third year on staff. Follow her social media @leannebugay.

LeAnne Bugay, Newspaper - Editor-in-chief // Video Yearbook - Director // Yearbook - Copy Editor

Apr 25, 2020
Principal Rohlfs lets nothing stop him from crowning Prom Prince, Princess, King, and Queen (Story)
Apr 01, 2020
Chicken Chicas S1:E1 (Story/Media)
Mar 31, 2020
A letter to our readers: update on our publications (Story)
Mar 17, 2020
OnToCollege impacts West students and faculty Part 1 (Story/Media)
Mar 14, 2020
Photo Essay: boys basketball wins NSAA State Championship against Millard North (Story/Media)
Mar 13, 2020
Photo Essay: Semi Finals vs. Westside 3/13 (Story/Media)
Mar 12, 2020
Photo Essay: Quarter Finals vs. Elkhorn 3/12 (Story/Media)
Mar 09, 2020
Grace: a film by LeAnne Bugay (Story/Media)
Mar 06, 2020
How to register to vote in the May 12 Nebraska Primary (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
The Thunderbeat now has its own app (Story)
Jan 10, 2020
West implements new GPS pass system (Media)
Jan 02, 2020
Photo Essay: Boys basketball vs. Creighton Prep 12/31 (Story/Media)
Jan 02, 2020
Photo Essay: Girls basketball vs. Omaha Marian 12/30 (Story/Media)
Dec 28, 2019
Photo Essay: Boys basketball vs. Omaha Benson 12/28 (Story/Media)
Dec 01, 2019
Bugay: Three lessons I learned from the Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference (Story)
Nov 16, 2019
Photo Essay: Football vs. Millard West 11/15 (Story/Media)
Nov 09, 2019
Photo Essay: Football vs. Omaha Burke 11/8 (Story/Media)
Oct 23, 2019
New cross country coach changes environment, training (Media)
Oct 11, 2019
BPS buys Computer Cable Connections building for $3.4 million (Story/Media)
Oct 04, 2019
StuCo sponsor clarifies Homecoming dress code (Story)
Sep 12, 2019
Photo Essay: Bellevue remembers fallen and wounded heroes at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony (Story/Media)
Aug 30, 2019
BPS only recycling clean cardboard due to new vendor policies (Story)
Aug 17, 2019
Mission celebrates 150th anniversary (Story/Media)
Aug 15, 2019
BPS will attempt to break Guinness World Record for largest “Cha-Cha Slide” dance (Media)
May 17, 2019
LB 390 signed into law, new civil liberties liable to students (Story)
Apr 12, 2019
Free prom salon held for students (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
Meet the Staff S3:E37: Kara Morgia (Story/Media)
Mar 22, 2019
With mental health needs of students increasing, BPS set to bring licensed therapist to high schools (Story)
Mar 21, 2019
Food Crew E6: Iced Coffee (Story/Media)
Mar 11, 2019
Photo Essay: Bellevue West vs. Omaha Central at State Basketball Semi Finals 3/8/19 (Story/Media)
Feb 09, 2019
Kaitlyn and LeAnne predict the Grammy Awards (Story/Media)
Feb 07, 2019
Senator Morfeld brings Student Press Freedom LB206 before Nebraska’s Judiciary Committee (Story/Media)
Jan 26, 2019
Partial government shutdown financially affects Bellevue (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
Meet the Staff S3:E27: Billy Dunkleman (Story/Media)
Jan 14, 2019
East vs. West Basketball 1/11/18 photo essay (Story/Media)
Dec 31, 2018
Meet the Staff S3:E24: Quintin Stueve (Story/Media)
Dec 13, 2018
Bellevue West Wrestling vs. Papillion South 12/11/18 Photo Essay (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2018
FBLA, entrepreneurship class build Thunder Brew (Story/Media)
Dec 12, 2018
T-Bird Close Up S4:E8: AJ Taylor (Story/Media)
Nov 10, 2018
West High Singers participates in annual Choral Collaborative (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Meet the Staff S3:E13: David Berger (Story/Media)
Oct 17, 2018
ACT score should not determine open campus eligibility (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Meet the Staff S3:E10 Nic Welvaert (Story/Media)
Oct 08, 2018
Meet the Staff S3:E9 Kelli Smith (Story/Media)
Sep 21, 2018
Thunderbeat News S1:E4 (Story/Media)
Sep 13, 2018
Meet the homecoming candidates (Story/Media)
Aug 31, 2018
Unity Rally 8/30/18 photo essay (Story/Media)
Aug 30, 2018
Bellevue Public Schools Receives National Math + Science Initiative Grant (Story/Media)
Aug 15, 2018
New freshmen and faculty share goals for the 2018-2019 school year (Story/Media)
Apr 24, 2018
Baseball recap: Thunderbirds and Huskies keep score tied for most of game, postponed in 11th inning (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
T-bird Close Up S3:E33: Paula Yoachim (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
West Weekly S3:E26: In which LeAnne is Sick (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Wendy’s EP “We Beefin?” shows how the company tries too hard to connect with youth (Story/Media)
Apr 01, 2018
14U Bruins Baseball team hides Easter eggs for fundraiser (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Sophomore Darian Draft and Senior Jordan Gross lead school walk out (Story/Media)
Mar 01, 2018
West Weekly S3:E22 with LeAnne & Jacob (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
West Weekly S3:E21 with Kelli & Kaitlyn (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Journalist, Senators, and Lawyers Explain what LB 886 Means to Students (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Winter Winds combines East and West instrumental talent (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
Students form alternative rock band to showcase musical talent (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
Copley earns appointments to West Point, United States Naval Academy (Story)
Aug 23, 2017
Lady Gaga doesn’t disappoint in Omaha concert (Story/Media)
Aug 15, 2017
Meeting the class of 2021 (Media)
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