The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


Technology has allowed me to really explore different aspects of design that Im interested in, especially on platforms like Adobe Photoshop, senior Prajwal Adhikari said.

Digital discoveries: finding passions through technology

Madison Kraft and Jeny Jithesh February 8, 2024

For senior Prajwal Adhikari, if he did not have access to design programs like Adobe Studios and Procreate on his laptop and iPad, he would not even consider going into art as a career. Adhikari said...

Photo courtesy Nathan Hoffmann

Super Bowl LVIII is closer to home than you think

Jeny Jithesh, Online Editor February 7, 2024

More than 15 years ago, former Northwest student and cello player Nathan Hoffmann and his orchestra quartet chose a unique song for their assigned class performance; "Yeah!" by Usher. Now, a snippet of...

Senior Hade Henry as Gomez Addams in the Blue Valley Northwest production of “The Addams Family.”

Behind the curtain

Reagan Wald and Blen Belachew February 4, 2024

The Blue Valley Northwest Theatre performed “The Addams Family” from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. Rehearsals for the production began in October and occurred from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday. Senior Hade...

Connections teacher Cindy Campbell-Barnes receiving a grant.

Cash to connections

Blen Belachew and Adria Heinauer January 18, 2024

The perspective of others, talking to peers and having a self-awareness of one’s surroundings are all things that occur in everyday life. For most students, these are seen as basic social skills that...

Freshman Annie Cole performs with a participant of the Pup Pack dance clinic during the annual Husky Hoops Invitational.

Inspiring the next generation of dancers

Blen Belachew, Writer December 12, 2023

The Pack Dance Team participated in helping young dancers grow their skills during the Pup Pack dance clinic on Dec. 2. Junior dancer Macie Gorman participated in the clinic and said that although the...

Senior Elena Santelli said she has a positive relationship with her host family. “When I met them they were super nice and I was instantly comfortable with them.” Santelli said.

Home away from home

Sara Scheibel and Inaya Zaman December 4, 2023

As senior Elena Santelli entered BVNW for the first time, she felt overwhelmed by the unfamiliar environment. Not only was it a new building, but it was in a new country—one that was across the world...

Senior Sophie Lage looks through clothes to find a new outfit for a football game. “I have gotten better [at saving money] but sometimes I still do struggle with saving money,” Lage said.

The urge to splurge

Lindsay Maresh and Sri Trikona December 4, 2023

Senior Sophie Lage opens her Starbucks app and orders a Venti Iced Chai Tea Latte. This is an every other day occurrence for Lage. Based on her habits, Starbucks costs her approximately $22 a week, or...

Getting real about relationships

Getting real about relationships

Madison Kraft and Sanaee Joshi November 13, 2023

Most teenagers in high school have had unique experiences with romantic relationships. Whether one has been directly affected by being in a relationship themself or wishing they were in one, there is no...

While gathered in a blanket, sophomore Makayla Gao completes work for a school club during academic support time, Nov. 6. “SAD affects me by messing with my motivation. I find it difficult to do my school work, or just work in general,” said Gao. “It’s also difficult to work when I’m cold and physically uncomfortable, I often find myself wasting time trying to be more comfortable before working on my assignments.”

Beating the winter blues

Danielle Croom and Addie Aadland November 9, 2023

We set our clocks back an hour. We eat dinner while the sky is filled with black. We study while wishing it was time for bed. As this cold, dark season is approaching, people are more susceptible to mood...

Sophomore Brody Bates plays the drums for Circle Drive at a performance at Smoking n Waldo.

Circle drive: rocking the rhythms

Harper Latta and Madison Kraft October 31, 2023

In the rhythm of life, junior Brody Bates finds his beat on the drums. “I never knew what I wanted to do. But I'd always be the kid that was tapping or hitting pots and pans and things like that....

“It was my therapy method, just unleashing inner emotions and whatever I was feeling at the time and being able to put it in one place,” Senior Lillian Flood said, describing her book writing process.

Lillian Flood explains ‘The Things We Don’t Understand’ in her debut novel

Saraphina Wambi, Writer October 18, 2023

When senior Lillian Flood sat down the day after Christmas and started jotting down her thoughts, Flood said she never predicted a book coming out of it. “I was going through teenage angst, and I've...

In honor of childhood cancer month, Team Up for St. Jude members decorated the school with gold bows.

Gold Out KC for St. Jude

Rishitha Bonthu and Addie Aadland September 14, 2023

15 years ago, Kristy Myers-Trysla was notified that her seven-month-old son, Clayton Trysla, was diagnosed with a rare, stage four brain cancer.  “Clayton was given a five percent chance of survival....

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