Once a Tiger, always a Tiger

Kelly Cordingley, Editor in Chief

Last year students seemed to be in awe of Blue Valley Southwest. Some transferred there by choice and some were forced to go. So far, some Blue Valley Southwest students are less than thrilled with their new school. Some are so disappointed with it that they are transferring back. Not all students will be able to transfer back; however, some will get to be a Tiger once again.

T.J. Earnshaw:
Junior T.J. Earnshaw chose to transfer to BVSW for his junior year to get a fresh start and play varsity football.
“I missed BV and my friends a lot and I wasn’t getting much playing time,” he said.
His other complaint was the massive size of the school. At first he was thrilled to be in a bigger and better school, but he said long walks to classes became tiresome after a while.
“It was so hard to get to every class, the halls and classes were so far away,” Earnshaw said.
He transferred back to BV early in the first semester and is glad he did.
“[Southwest] wasn’t what I expected,” he said.

Jenna Drake:
Jenna Drake is a junior at BVSW but she said her heart is still at BV.
“I was forced to go to Southwest because of where I live, but I still miss my friends and everything about BV,” Drake said. “It’s a nice building and the people are OK, it just isn’t BV.”
Drake said the seniors tried to pump up the student body by bringing boom boxes to their classes, but she still doesn’t feel the same atmosphere she did at BV.
Drake submitted a request to transfer back to BV, but it has not been approved yet.
“Trying to come up with tradition is hard,” Drake said. “You can’t be like ‘Oh, this is going to be a tradition.’ You can’t just set it.”

Senior James Vaughn:
Senior James Vaughn decided to transfer to BVSW for his senior year because he was interested in playing football and joining Student Council.
“There were opportunities,” Vaughn said.
Vaughn was only there four days before he decided to switch back to BV.
“My classes weren’t fun and there were no senior privileges,” he said.
Vaughn said during study halls, students have to be escorted to the bathroom and lockers. However, during regular classes, there are no escorts.
“It was so structured,” Vaughn said. “They expected all grades to be equal too, and they just aren’t.”