The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

Digital illustration of a dinner table filled with traditional Thanksgiving dishes.

Untraditional traditions

Quinn Brown, Writer November 28, 2022

Considered an annual holiday in both the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving is a time meant to celebrate gratefulness whilst enjoying a feast of foods like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and stuffing....

Digital illustration of the Dawn of the Dead (2004) movie poster.

Top five zombie flicks for the Halloween season

Thomas Rose October 27, 2022

Halloween has always thrived on its characters. Without the lore of classic monsters like Frankenstein, Dracula, and werewolves, the holiday would have never seen the same amount of success. Each fall,...

Digital illustration of a promotion photo from Taylor Swifts Instagram page for her tenth studio album, Midnights.

Another masterpiece from the mastermind

Lizzie Lively, Opinions Editor October 25, 2022

"Lavender Haze" - 9/10 “Lavender Haze” is an amazing opening to Taylor Swift’s tenth (not including her re-records) studio album. The instrumentals are fun and poppy, and the synth gives a dreamy...

Digital illustration of Dont Hug Me, Im Scared main characters Red Guy, Yellow Guy and Duck.

“Don’t Hug Me, I’m Scared” is the perfect transition into the Halloween season

Thomas Rose, Writer October 5, 2022

Warning: Gore and violence are mentioned in passing in this article. In 2011, two artists from the United Kingdom named Becky Sloan and Joe Pelling created a small horror/musical short in their free...

Digital illustration of a Top Gun: Maverick movie poster.

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Inspiration or letdown?

Saraphina Wambi, Writer June 15, 2022

When I think of classic 80s films, one of the first movies that comes to mind is “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise as Naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. For some, “Top Gun” brought light...

Feminism through literature

Feminism through literature

Tessa Regan , Print Editor March 27, 2022

“Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca Solnit  A novel containing a collection of nine essays, written over the course of eight years, discussing the role and key aspects of women under the...

(Left to right) The sizes of cookies from popular stores Blue Chip, Crumbl and Cookies by Design are compared.

It’s time to determine the best cookie in town

Ashley Adams, Writer March 16, 2022

The top three locations that come to mind when craving a cookie are Crumbl, Blue Chip and Cookies by Design. Each location has their own unique sugar cookie to offer. Each is delicious, but one outshines...

“The Batman” takes the character in a brand new direction

“The Batman” takes the character in a brand new direction

Liz LaHood, Online Editor March 14, 2022

There is no doubt that the “Batman” character requires big shoes to fill. With the number of installments and notable actors leaving their mark on the iconic role, the release of Matt Reeves’ “The...

“Uncharted” tries to be a modern “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but it fails to rise to the challenge

“Uncharted” tries to be a modern “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” but it fails to rise to the challenge

Thomas Rose, Writer March 7, 2022

Action-adventure movies involving puzzles, booby traps, archaeology and the like are a dime a dozen. Some, like Steven Spielberg’s 1981 film “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” are iconic classics, beloved...

“Sing 2” is a cinematic masterpiece for all ages

“Sing 2” is a cinematic masterpiece for all ages

Julia Moser, Managing Editor January 18, 2022

Coming out Dec. 22, “Sing 2” is a remarkable sequel to returning director Garth Jennings’ first animated musical comedy. This movie captures it all from talented singing, comedy and an inspiring...

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a high stakes, action-packed adventure that will blow your mind

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” is a high stakes, action-packed adventure that will blow your mind

Thomas Rose, Writer December 29, 2021

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” left viewers speechless, to say the least. It is high stakes, it is tragic and most of all, it is incredibly bittersweet.  Ever since the Spider-Man comics first came...

Kwanzaa, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Kwanzaa, Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Anna Bailey, Writer December 27, 2021

Primarily celebrated by African Americans, is a seven day celebration, each day of the celebration is dedicated to one of the seven principles of Kwanzaa. These principles are unity, self-determination,...

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