Virtual Wellness

Virtual Wellness

Tessa Regan, Writer

May 10, 2020

Seeking to enter into Technovation, a worldwide competition in which girls solve real-world problems in their community using technology, junior Ana Cecilia Gutierrec said finding the right team to create an app was not a struggle. “I wanted to include friends I knew that had special skills that could re...

Game on

Nathan Harris (Right) substitutes for another player who had a broken hand. “I was friends with two
members of the team at the time so they reached out without practicing with them at all. I drove to play
with them in Tulsa,” Harris said.

Jack Nitz, Writer

May 5, 2020

After years of progressing through the esports community and meeting new people, senior Nathan Harris began playing “League of Legends” competitively in an effort to improve his abilities in the game he loves. At the age of five, Harris began playing video games with his brothers on their Nintendo...

A Different Kind of Team

 BVNW students raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

Matthew Lemke, Writer

May 3, 2020

Juniors Nikhitha Muthineni, Sneha Jacobs and Raabia Qureshi teamed up raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS). Working together, these friends created Team Aasha. Beginning their planning in November, Muthineni and Jacobs worked to raise as much money as possible to support their ...

Resting in reverse

Students discuss how their sleep schedules have been changing due to COVID-19 and online learning.

Grace Miller, Photog

May 1, 2020

With the onset of quarantine, some students said they have noticed drastic differences both positive and negative in their sleep schedules. On the bright side, fewer hours of school work and the ability to work from home has given students the ability to get more hours of sleep per night. Junior...

Let’s talk terrors

Crowell said she fears being forgotten and fading into the
background. To cope with this, she said she has developed
strategies to combat her negative ideas. “When those
thoughts come to my head, I think happy thoughts,” Crowell

Natalie Policky, Writer

April 27, 2020

How it works Whether it be heights, butterflies, or the ocean, it is not uncommon that people tend to avoid a particular thing altogether. According to psychology teacher Tenny Dewey, a “phobia” is not particularly a “fear,” but rather a strong and reasonable fright  that greatly affects one...

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

 Lindsay Vaughn, a 2013 Northwest graduate, is running for state representative in the 22nd House District of Kansas.

Megan Yates, Writer

April 23, 2020

Running on the foundations of equality, education and opportunity, 2013 BVNW graduate Lindsay Vaughn said she first knew she wanted to get into politics when she visited the House floor of the Kansas Legislature and saw laws being made.  “It was great, I loved the collaborative environment and it wa...

Shot to the wallet

Junior Cydney Willenbring (Second from left) posing for a picture at the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation walk, Sep. 28
2019. Willenbring said the walk raises money toward finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes.

Kathryn Case, Writer

April 20, 2020

Experiencing tingling in her mouth, throat closing in tighter and an extreme stomach ache is a reaction that is a monthly occurrence for senior Mary Waxman who is allergic to cats, dogs, pollen and most nuts. “I unintentionally eat something at a restaurant that’s not completely labeled and...

Dancing behind the camera

Senior Sarah McGuyer dances in her house while on a Zoom call.

Natalie Policky, Writer

April 18, 2020

The pitter-patter of dance steps and pirouette twirls can be heard from senior Bella Steketee’s living room, as she and many others are continuing to do instructional dance classes over Zoom. Starstruck Performing Arts Center (SPAC) received the news three days into spring break that they would ...

Communicating through COVID 

Communicating through COVID 

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

April 17, 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 has prompted change for many: classes conducted via Zoom calls are a new norm and the deliberate separation from one another is a reality. What hasn’t changed is the communication among students and their peers as well as educators. As the rate of remote communication ha...

Spinning into success

Junior Annie Fischer performs with BVSW during a winterguard performance.

Natalie Policky, Writer

April 13, 2020

Representing Blue Valley Northwest, junior Annie Fischer was selected to take part in the 180-member Macy’s Great American Marching Band to perform in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Fischer claims that she is the first representative from Blue Valley Northwest in school...

Scooter boys

Freshman Lake Brace jumps off a ramp with his
scooter at the skatepark. “On a ramp you can get
more speed and more height to try [tricks],” Brace

Jack Bensing, Writer

April 2, 2020

Craving the thrill it provides, scootering has become a fixture in the daily routines of freshman Lake Brace and sophomore Jace King. Brace said he got into it because of his experience with skateboarding as a kid and has since shifted to scootering for the past four years. “I rode a skateboard for a lo...

Seniors react to their last quarter of high school canceled due to COVID-19

Senior and student body president Annabelle Nitz speaks during an assembly.

Megan Yates, Jack Nitz, and Kathryn Case

March 30, 2020

After learning about Gov. Laura Kelly’s decision to cancel school for the remainder of the year, senior and student body president Annabelle Nitz said the toughest part of the situation for her was being unable to see all of her and her classmates’ hard work pay off.  “I really struggled with the idea that som...

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