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


Senior Brett Oplotnik was cast in the leading role in BVNWs latest musical production. He played Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can.

Shooting for the stars

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer March 21, 2023

Earlier this year, seniors in the Performing and Visual Arts departments were nominated for Shooting Stars awards; this program aims to recognize students who have put hours of work into perfecting their...

Brick Laying Ballers coach Mark Allen directs the team on plays during their game against the Reboundz, Feb. 12.

Hoop dreams

Harper Latta, Writer March 1, 2023

High school basketball has become a thing of the past for the less talented. While in the past, individuals looking to play basketball simply for fun might have opted to join Northwest’s  C-Team, nowadays...

STEM is an umbrella term, grouping together four distinct but related fields: science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Women in STEM

Jeny Jithesh, Writer February 24, 2023

Historically, women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics industries are underrepresented and unrecognized, despite their many advances in these respective fields. In fact, International...

Freshman dancer Dylan Barnes said The Pack Dance Team participates in an affirmations circle prior to their performances.

A superstitious mindset

Lexi Jones, Writer February 9, 2023

Wearing a lucky t-shirt before a sports game, never opening an umbrella inside and crossing your fingers are all examples of common superstitions. According to NBC News, superstitions are ideas our brains...

Digital illustration depicting Earth melting as a result of climate change and global warming.

Fighting for climate justice

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer January 13, 2023

The climate crisis is an ever-growing issue created by a system that consistently prioritizes profit over sustainability, and it is affecting all parts of the planet. Whether its effects are noticed or...

The increase in GPS technology has allowed parents to track their childrens locations, and vice versa. Though many view this practice as helpful and cautionary, some teens consider it an invasion of privacy.

Inner circle

Lexi Jones, Writer January 8, 2023

GPS technology has become incredibly common in cellular applications to track the user’s location. Apps like Life360 and Find My iPhone are generally marketed toward parents, allowing family members...

Digital illustration depicting a man struggling with his mental health.

Men’s mentality

Hannah Rakolta and Sydney Barnett November 30, 2022

November is National Men’s Health Awareness month, meaning it is dedicated to spreading awareness of the physical and mental problems men endure. As a society, we all understand the importance of having...

Senior Emily Natanova sits in the library while working on assignments for one of her online classes, Oct. 27.

Experiencing online classes

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer November 14, 2022

Students at Blue Valley Northwest attend classes every day, traveling from classroom to classroom and navigating the crowded hallways. However, the Coronavirus-induced quarantine led to the implementation...

Senior Regan Cavin leads the band at halftime during the football game, Sep. 9.

Drum major demands

Quinn Brown, Writer November 1, 2022

Last year, there were three drum majors conducting the marching band. This year, only two were selected: seniors Cameron Lynn and Regan Cavin, who are first and second year drum majors, respectively. Being...

FACS teacher Elizabeth Warren takes a selfie with Keith Urban after being invited onstage at his Fort Worth concert, Oct. 1.

Northwest teacher meets Keith Urban at concert

Lindsay Maresh , Writer October 24, 2022

Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Elizabeth Warren was selected to go onstage and meet Keith Urban during his concert at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX on Oct. 1. This was far from Warren’s first...

Senior Ella Lagoski eats popcorn while posing in front of a TV displaying the Netflix logo.

The bad news on Netflix

Jeny Jithesh, Writer October 12, 2022

In the past few years, Netflix has seen an influx of popular content being removed and transferred to other streaming platforms. With recent removals of fan-favorite shows and continually raising prices,...

Freshman Bobby Guo plays his violin after school, Sept. 12. “I might as well practice and make use of that time to do something productive instead of waiting there and waste time,” Guo said.

After-school sessions

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer September 28, 2022

Seeing your parent’s car pull into the school’s car line at the end of the day can be a relieving sight for students, however many students have to wait quite a while before their parents are able...

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