Blue Devils Digest
East West Rivalry Article by Jay Kinde
Loud hallways, lockers slamming,homework, drama, and teachers. All of these things come to mind when talking about high school. However, the one factor that is undoubtedly the true embodiment of the high school mindset is that of school rivalries; specifically, football rivalries...Read More.
KW theatre presents... By Dominque Eubanks
The Kenmore West theatre department is presenting the play Peter and the Starcatcher on November 7-9...Read More
Mark's Magical Musical By Mark Bogacki
I’ve always had a dream of becoming a composer for Disney and Broadway as I am always fascinated by the power that music possessed in ...Read More
Painting Pumpkins for Charity By Jay Kinde
Kenmore West students came together to paint pumpkins for charity. For the last 4 years, Ms France has rallied students together....Read More
French Exchange By Juliette Falzone
A couple of weeks ago, my family hosted a French foreign exchange student. This was my first time hosting an exchange student and....Read More
Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Stuhmiller Interview by Jay Kinde ad Al Hager
Mr. Stuhlmiller teaches AP Government and Theory of Knowledge(TOK) for the IB program.He loves teaching and is very enthusiastic in how he engages the class in discussion. Most of all, he loves the students because he gets to experience a vast amount of perspectives which aids in his discussions in both classes that he teaches. This school year is his 27th year teaching at Kenmore West. When he was starting out as a teacher, before he came to Kenmore West, he worked in a Buffalo private school teaching K-8 Spanish because there were no openings for Social Studies at the time. He then moved up to teaching grades 6-8 both Spanish and Social Studies before finally coming to Kenmore West. He has been teaching TOK since Kenmore West began offering IB. He’s not only enthusiastic in his teaching life, he has many hobbies outside of school. He enjoys ornithology, art, biking, reading, camping, hiking, and more. He is also an avid philatelist, also known as a stamp collector. If you look closely at his walls, you will see evidence of this. He is sad to say, stamp collecting is a dying hobby. Overall, he’s quite an interesting person. If you get the chance to take a class with him, I highly recommend it...Read More.
Powder Puff 2019By El Richards
This year’s Powderpuff was Alyssa Quinlan and Maura Dungan’s CAS project for IB. They did a fantastic job at organizing the entire event and had such a great turnout with all who participated in the event as well as a great fan section. All of the proceeds were given Roswell Park for breast cancer. The Powderpuff games took place at Crosby Field from 4:30-6:00pm on Friday October 18th. The layout of the games were Seniors v. Freshmen at the first game, Juniors v. Sophomores at the second game, Sophomores v. Freshmen at the third game, and Seniors v. Juniors as the last game. Seniors took the first win of the day against the Freshmen. The overall placement of scores started with a tie for first place between the Seniors and Juniors...Read More.
A Chapter in Kenmore History By Rakan Bousag
All things considered, Kenmore is a very recent community, with the first house being built in 1889 by Louis P. A. Eberhardt.The great majority of the settlers were young, married folk, who loved to throw surprise parties for each other for no reason at all, other than to sim-ply to enjoy themselves. A suggested name for the village was “Eberhardt” but that was refused by Eberhardt himself because he didn’t like public publicity. Around this time, the Erie Railroad had chosen the name ‘Kenmore’ for a station. Eberhardt chimed in and appropriated the name for his settlement with the Erie Railroad opting for the name ‘Kensington’ instead...Read More.
A Memory I Can’t Forget By Al Hager
Homecoming 2019 by Maddie Crispin
Ash, a bloody handprint, and a warbled headlight. This is what I saw the day I returned home from my first summer vacation. It was July, the summer before I started middle school, and I lost one of my homes. That sounds really pretentious. Let me rephrase that. My mom, my older sister, my stepdad, my grandpa, my seven animals and I lost our home. July 8th, 2013, 2:30 am, a faulty fan sparked and caught fire in my next-door neighbor's nursery. The flames overtook their home; fleeing the house, leaving their puppy caged in the basement, parents of a quickly fading newborn began pounding fists on doors. Bloody handprints. Due to the Riverside houses being so close together, the fire easily spread. The roof of my house lit like a match consuming my grandpa's....Read More
The Homecoming Dance took place on 19th, 2019. The Home-coming Dance is dance many people look forward to.The dress code for the dance is semi-formal. Many girls spend weeks picking out the right outfit. This year we were told at 9am the day of the dance, that we were not allowed to wear heels in the gym. This caused some people to scramble, trying to find the perfect shoes for their outfit. The night started at 7 o’clock. There were over 800 people at the dance. It was held in the new gym due to the high volume of people attending the dance. The line to get in was fairly long. It took some peo-ple at least 20 minutes to get into the dance. Once inside, you were checked to see if you had your ticket and ID, and then you went into a line that corresponded with ...Read More
Jay Kinde and Al Hager
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