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Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

May 23, 2019

As an ESOL tutor for students whose second language is English, junior Emily Lanning helps two students, Leisha Williams and Chenrui Li in history class each day. ESOL teacher Alyssa Schlumpf said the ESOL program helps students who aren’t completely proficient in reading, speaking, writing, list...

Lifting spirits through social media

Lifting spirits through social media

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

April 9, 2019

A room full of heavy weights can seem intimidating to even the strongest person, but Clint Rider attempts to relieve the pressure of weights by supporting students through social media. Rider uses multiple social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook frequently to highlight student...

Sturdivant to leave BVNW for Texas

Sturdivant to leave BVNW for Texas

Ethan Knauth, Online Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

The ability to start on the varsity football team as a freshman is a rare trait for a BVNW football player according to head coach Clint Rider. Yet, one and a half years ago, sophomore J. Michael Sturdivant did just that, starting at wide receiver. “The ability to start as a freshman is somet...

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

Maddie Oliver, Writer

March 2, 2019

2018 graduate Ben Holloway said he suffered with depression and anxiety on and off since his sophomore year of high school due to his academic struggles. Holloway said he believes this started due to him not applying study habits and productivity to his academic lifestyle. In his senior year, Hollowa...

Broader perspectives

Broader perspectives

Grace Miller, Writer

February 26, 2019

After spending over two years living in Düsseldorf, Germany, Aakanksha Hiremath has returned to the Blue Valley School District for her junior year. She was previously a student at Harmony Middle School, but relocated for her father’s pharmaceutical job. Attending the International School of Düsse...

Return to the spotlight

Return to the spotlight

Bella Rinne, Writer

February 17, 2019

After graduating in 1996, musician Josh Berwanger has performed across the world with three different bands. He attributes his passion for music to his exposure of playing the guitar at Blue Valley Northwest. Berwanger’s love for music started at a young age and developed during his time at Northw...

Dynamic duo

Dynamic duo

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

February 5, 2019

After playing piano together for fun as children, junior Randy Yeh and his older sister, senior Elaine Yeh, began playing piano together competitively in 2014, and won the annual Kansas Music Teachers Association State Competition for the third time in Oct. 2018. Combined, the duo has eight state piano titl...

Listen and learn

Listen and learn

Naomi James and Danya Radhi

February 5, 2019

Former Dazzler and 2018 graduate Camille Sturdivant is suing the Blue Valley School District, principal Amy Pressly, former Dazzler coach Carley Fine and district elementary teacher and Dazzler mother Katie Porter, stating her civil rights were violated during her time on the BVNW dance team. BVNW ad...

Worldwide weightlifter

Worldwide weightlifter

Maddie Oliver, Writer

January 31, 2019

Only weightlifting for five years, Kelly Lynch broke 13 national weightlifting records and was considered the 23rd best weightlifter in the country at the age of 15, according to her parents Kevin and Theresa. Lynch received a gold medal from Arnold Schwarzenegger at one of her competitions in C...

Breaking the boundaries

Breaking the boundaries

Kathryn Case, Writer

December 13, 2018

Freshman Jaclynn Pickens is the first StuGo member representing students with special education needs. According to IR teacher Robin Hodges, Pickens is very thoughtful and careful with her work and wants to do a good job with everything she works on. “She has good leadership skills, and we...

Don’t lose focus

Don’t lose focus

Katie Rodriguez, Writer

October 9, 2018

Junior Lauren Jindrich got more than she bargained for when a last-second photo, snapped on a cold day last fall, was featured on Vogue Italia’s website this summer. Jindrich said a penchant for photography runs through her veins. Taking after her father and grandfather, she began taking pictures whe...

Aiming for new heights

Aiming for new heights

Aidan Knauth and Erin Reece

August 28, 2018

The plane zipping through the air at 150 horsepower is flown by senior private pilot Brock Weinstein, who flies a Cessna 172 at the Kansas City Aviation Center in Overland Park, Kan. According to Weinstein, his interest in aviation started at a young age on family vacations when they traveled on plane...

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