Students describe how tracking features on apps impact their daily lives

Jenna Hope, Staff Writer

September 17, 2018

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The speed limit is 45. You’re cruising in the car blasting your favorite music when an alert bings on your phone. You’ve been caught speeding. Only going five over, the alert has already been sent to your parents. Life360...

Q and A with the school’s newest teachers

Lauren Urschel, Online Editor

September 17, 2018

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 Q: What made you decide to be a teacher?  A: A lot of things, but I decided that the Division I level wasn’t for me at this time for a lot of reasons. Basically when I graduated college, I got my masters, my bac...

Perception on the Blue Valley Academy analyzed

Summer Lyon and Arielle Singer

March 28, 2018

Filed under Features, Top Stories

With 22,787​ students, a 1,848 person certified staff and 91 square miles of property, the Blue Valley Unified School District is rated number one for the best school district in Kansas, according to Among these 22,787 ...

Rappers on the rise: local SoundCloud artists share their experiences on the app

Justin Wingerter, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018

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SoundCloud has produced many of today’s top rappers such as  Lil Pump, Chance The Rapper, Lil Yachty and Lil Uzi Vert. The music streaming industry is on the rise as well. Every year, SoundCloud accounts for many of hip-hop...

Teachers implement project-based learning to improve students’ classroom experience

Victoria Palmer, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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As many students may have noticed or heard, the Blue Valley district has decided to go in the direction of Project Based Learning (PBL). This type of learning is “a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills...

Resolutions: students share goals for the new year

Isha Patel, Staff Writer

January 31, 2018

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Senior Alaina Lopez As of last year, about 12.3 percent of people made New Year’s resolutions to make improvements to life and themselves, along with 6.3 percent of people vowing to do more exciting things in the New Yea...

Students view makeup as an art form

Samrina Acharya, Staff Writer

January 30, 2018

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Many believe art to be simply what one would find lining the halls of a museum on a framed canvas or sculpture. However, art is a much more generalized term that can be perceived in many different forms. According to the Oxford...

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