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The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

Photo illustration of Taylor Swifts album over for her newest release, The Tortured Poets Department.

“The Tortured Poets Department” was torturous

Rishitha Bonthu, Writer May 14, 2024

“The Tortured Poets Department” mixes the intimacy of previous albums like “folklore” and “evermore” with the synth-pop beats of “Midnights” and “reputation”. While this release was...

Digital illustration of characters from the fourth installment of the Kung Fu Panda film franchise.

Everybody loves kung-fu fighting (except me)

Rishitha Bonthu, Writer April 26, 2024

After many adventures, Po the Dragon Warrior is going to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. So, he needs to find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can accept his new position, even...

Roses, tears, and…meh: “The Bachelor” finale leaves fans wanting more

Roses, tears, and…meh: “The Bachelor” finale leaves fans wanting more

Hannah Rakolta, Copy Editor March 15, 2024

The first episode of “The Bachelor” Season 28 began with an emotional scene of Joey Graziadei crying and looking heartbroken at the final rose ceremony, accompanied by “When the Party’s Over”...

Digital illustration of a scene from The Princess Diaries.

Best rom-coms of the 2000s

Addie Aadland, Writer February 13, 2024

Its uniqueness gives it a one-of-a-kind taste while giving you the cold and creamy milkshake texture, Miles Thomas said, reviewing Beef-A-Roos blue raspberry shake.

Beef-A-Roo is Beef-A-Riffic

Miles Thomas, Writer January 18, 2024

The fast food chain Beef-A-Roo blew up in 1967 . It has started to grow around the midwest, ranging as far north as Michigan and as south as Texas.   A new Beef-A-Roo location just opened up on 9500...

Timothée Chalamet isn’t hot enough to save Wonka

Timothée Chalamet isn’t hot enough to save “Wonka”

Madison Kraft, Writer January 5, 2024

“Wonka” describes the origin story of Willy Wonka, the world’s best chocolatier played by Timothee Chalamet and directed by Paul King. It is a musical prequel to the classic 1971 movie “Willy Wonka...

Daves Hot Chicken opens its new location in Overland Park.

New restaurant Dave’s Hot Chicken brings some spice to the Kansas City area

Inaya Zaman, Writer December 10, 2023

The popular California chain Dave’s Hot Chicken opened two locations in the Kansas City area this summer. The Overland Park location opened on Aug 4, 2023. The restaurant has a very fun atmosphere, with...

Nothing you can take was ever worth keeping, except the newest addition to “The Hunger Games” film series, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

Nothing you can take was ever worth keeping, except the newest addition to “The Hunger Games” film series, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.”

Jeny Jithesh, Online Editor December 1, 2023

When “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes” was first announced around a year ago, the 12-year-old Katniss Everdeen fan in me was awakened. I was absolutely entranced by the thrilling and cinematic trailer...

Its never over with Taylor Swift

It’s never over with Taylor Swift

Sri Trikona, Writer November 3, 2023

Welcome To New York (Taylor’s Version)-  9/10 “Welcome to New York” is a fun and upbeat opening to Swift’s original version of the album, but I would say that Welcome to New York (Taylor’s...

Drake released his newest album, For All the Dogs on Oct. 6.

Drake worked like a dog on his latest album, “For All the Dogs”

Prajwal Adhikari, Sports Design Editor October 10, 2023

Virginia Beach - 8.5/10 Drake continues a tradition of consistently catchy intro tracks with “Virginia Beach”. While sampling an unreleased Frank Ocean song over a relaxing beat, the song is a perfect...

A digital illustration of stickers promoting Olivia Rodrigos newest album, GUTS.

Don’t make your bed, listen to “GUTS” instead

Lindsay Maresh, Writer September 10, 2023

“all-american b*tch” - 9/10 This song explores the complicated emotions Rodrigo feels while attempting to be the “perfect American girl.” Her lyrics describe the pressure to be grateful all...

Digital illustration of a promotional poster for the musical Six.

“Six” the musical brings amazing women back to life

Lizzie Lively, Opinions Editor April 3, 2023

I went to see “Six," the musical on March 1. As a preexisting fan and someone who has listened to the show’s soundtrack for a very long time, seeing the show live was almost surreal. It was fantastic;...

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