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


Li has competed in DECA all four years of high school, winning various regional and state awards (Courtesy of Kevin Li).

Northwest senior recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Sri Trikona, Writer May 1, 2024

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a highly selective program that recognizes the nation's most distinguished high school seniors and can be achieved through multiple rounds of selections. Senior...

At a boys varsity basketball game, senior Trey Ridley leads the student section in celebration. “When people actually show up and cheer for our team it makes for a fun student section,” Ridley said.

Project Pep

Madison Kraft and Jeny Jithesh April 18, 2024

Looking up into the stands, senior Jessica Cheng disappointedly surveys the nearly empty student section for a varsity girl's basketball game. According to her, this is not an uncommon experience. During...

Women supporting women

Women supporting women

Blen Belachew, Writer March 28, 2024

Women’s History Month is a yearly observance to honor and acknowledge the contributions of women in history and modern society. This observance lasts throughout the month of March, and the theme for...

Sophomore Luke Barthol puts his music on Soundcloud under the name “Lil Skurb”. “I use SoundCloud, Spotify and most distributors for music.” Barthol said.

Behind the beats

Adria Heinauer and Maggie Dahl March 7, 2024

Sophomore Luke Barthol said constantly having his AirPods in and messing around with friends turned into producing his own songs and finding a passion for music.  Barthol started experimenting with...

Student government and Pep Club sponsor Sarah Derks speaking to the student body at the Sweetheart Assembly, Feb. 1.

Bringing Pep to Northwest

Danielle Croom, Writer March 6, 2024

The student government plans to announce the Pep Club at the spring assembly on Mar. 28. According to student council sponsor Sarah Derks, the new group will help more students get involved during spirit...

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...

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