The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The Retired Books of Blue Valley

The Retired Books of Blue Valley

Alex Cowdrey, Writer October 8, 2021

Last week was the 2021 "Banned Books Week." Books such as "Tom Sawyer," "Of Mice and Men," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and "Lords of Discipline" are retired from being taught...

Sophomore Sterling Smith works his job as a lifeguard, Sept. 6.

Working Class

Libby Addison, Writer September 29, 2021

Every day, working students at Northwest attend school with the rest of their class. However, as their peers' school day comes to an end, some students must prepare for work. Students like sophomore...

Dancing Through Senior Year

Dancing Through Senior Year

Alyssa Gagnon, Writer September 19, 2021

Senior Aanchal Nair said she has been doing a classical Indian dance style called Bharatanatyam since she was five years old at the Nartan Dance Academy. According to Nair, this type of dance requires...

Freshman Caitlyn Kingler breaks the huddle with her teammates during a football practice.

Girls on the Gridiron

Quinn Brown and Anna Bailey August 20, 2021

Blue Valley Northwest has only had one girl play on the football team in the past five years. For the upcoming season, there will be two girls on the team. Freshman Caitlyn Kingler will play kicker and...

Senior Mary Breau said that it became extremely hard to manage work between classes due to the stress and unique pressure of this school year.

Stressful Semester

Rachel Hostetler, Writer June 24, 2021

Three and a half years ago, current senior Mary Breau watched the now-graduated seniors sit in the senior section, and thought about her own senior year-- her prom, senior skits and assemblies. However,...

Junior Lillian Lee became an ambassador for KCJDI in 2016, the first year it was open.

Drawn into dance

Reagan Kauth, Writer May 12, 2021

Many people’s everyday choices are heavily influenced by what they see on social media which two BVNW students have used to their advantage to promote a passion of theirs. Senior, Abbey Griffin, is...

Beginning second semester, members of Spanish Honors Society began writing to high school orphans in the Domincan Republic.

Spanish Honors Society begins pen pal program to the Dominican Republic

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer May 4, 2021

Wanting new ways to practice spanish skills and learn about a new culture, Spanish teacher Heather Martens said that the idea of writing pen pal letters to orphans in the Dominican Republic came through...

Senior Cameron Quick was recently accepted into the UMKC School of Medicine’s B.A./M.D. program, which is a six year program that allows students to earn both a Bachelor of the Arts degree and a Doctor of Medicine degree.

First pick program

Anna Bailey , Writer April 30, 2021

Senior Cameron Quick was recently accepted into the UMKC School of Medicine’s B.A./M.D. program. This program is for individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in the medical field. The UMKC...

Sophomore Maddie Passett plays the ukulele  and sings in her year.

A universal love

Kathryn Case, Writer April 19, 2021

Being involved in choir and band, senior Declan Franey said that music is a very important piece of his everyday life and is something he is extremely passionate about.  “I love the performances...

During COVID, having any kind of ties to the entertainment industry was difficult but two senior Josh Robinson and sophomore Scott Wyatt were still able to begin their own band, Holes in Socks.

Performing in a pandemic

Regan Kauth , Writer April 14, 2021

During COVID-19, having any kind of ties to the entertainment industry was difficult but senior Josh Robinson and sophomore Scott Wyatt were still able to begin their own band, Holes in Socks. Wyatt and...

Sophomore Caroline Lubbe works with KU volunteer mentor Darene Essa during a femineer meeting.

Engineering Program accustoms to new normal

Elizabeth Caine, Writer April 8, 2021

The Femineer Program, a national program for engineering that is held at Blue Valley Northwest, had to make changes to their program this year due to COVID-19. The three year program empowers K-12 female...

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