Bellevue West High School
Bellevue West High School in Bellevue, Nebraska is one of two high schools in the Bellevue community. We currently serve 1,654 students in grades 9 through 12. Bellevue was incorporated in 1855, making it the oldest city in the state and currently ranks as the third largest city in Nebraska. Bellevue is home of Offut Air Force Base where the United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM) is located and many of the students who attend West are from families of all branches of the military.
Students from the Contemporary Media Issues class were selected to work on this project. These students represent a cross-section of the student population at Bellevue West. The class teacher and the school librarian are partnering to lead the group as they develop their archives. The students are using online resources such as the class website to collaborate on the project, as well as in-person meetings as needed. The class is a semester class, so select students from second semester have joined the first semester students and will continue to add to the initial collections they created. The new students will also develop a collection of their own.
Bellevue West High School's Collections
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Bieber, Twilight, Harry Potter and Lady Gaga. 2010 was a year full of pop culture icons. In essence, pop culture is the culture of America's youth. From the 3D revolution set off by Avatar, to crazed fans getting Bieber Fever, pop culture has influenced the trends and obsessions teens start.
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The past decade has seen the rise in reality TV. Get the latest scoop on the The Biggest Loser or Jersey Shore here on Reality TV Magazine.
Popular rubber bands that no one actually uses as rubber bands.
The 2011 Grammy Awards was full of unexpected upsets. Esperanza Spalding came out of no where to beat Justin Bieber in Best New Artist and Arcade Fire seized Best Album. But Rhianna, Miranda Lambert, and Lady Gaga proved to be some of the early winners.
Pop teen sensation Justin Bieber has captured the hearts of millions. Many of his fans have devoted their time to make fan sites such as this. They update daily tell other Beliebers the inside news on the Canadian singer.
Students at Bellevue West love their coffee. But which is better? The McCafe or Starbucks?
News about current events from tv shows to celebrity break/hook ups.
Local non-profit organization that plays movies for the community. Film Streams is dedicated to enhancing the area by presenting the creative films.
The Omaha Performing Arts Center showcases broadway shows from across America. Some famous musicals performed in Omaha include Mamma Mia!, Wicked, and the recent hit Mary Poppins.
The Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo is a world class zoo. It is by far the biggest attraction in Nebraska.
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Major record label located in Omaha, NE. An artist you may be familiar with is Bright Eyes.
Current hairstyles, fashion, and celebrity news.
Even though shopping is down from the Great Recession, teens never stop the chance to spend some extra cash. Here is a popular shopping center for many kids in Bellevue and other metro area cities.
In a world full of vampires and werewolves, Bella Swan and Edward Cullen's romance has captivated audiences. The book and movie series has garnered a devoted fan base.
Most popular new show about a glee club.
The website provides resources for the critical analysis of popular culture in the US, including the impact of that culture beyond national borders.
Fine Lines is a local publishing company that publishes writers right here from Omaha. They feature poetry and works of fiction in their seasonal journal.
Kool-Aid Days has been rated as one of the top 100 events in North America. Kool-Aid is an American cultural icon created in Hastings, NE.
News and commentary on popular culture trends. Download the Pop Culture podcast.
Teens in Tech
Teens in tech is a website that presents information on current technology used in adolescents' lives. The site is run by 15 year old Jake Smith who writes reviews on new technology.
At Bellevue West High School, we found that technology is rapidly dispersing throughout the world and is becoming more and more elementary. Choosing this topic, we would be able to record our advances in the technological world, and see our progress in future decades.
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