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


Seniors Tyler Lively and Jackson Brueckner present their design at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Lively)

Achieving the unexpected

Elizabeth Caine, Print Chief Writer May 27, 2022

Seniors Jackson Brueckner and Tyler Lively recently won the Best of Show and Honeywell awards at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. Brueckner said he and Lively won for having the best invention...

Graphic illustration depicting a group of graduates.

Northwest productions

Ashley Adams, Writer March 31, 2022

Attending Blue Valley Northwest may be the first step to a bright future. Brother duo, and BVNW graduates, Justin and Jordan Shipley joined the path of screenwriting. They collaboratively wrote “Wrecked,”...

Located off of 119th St and Blue Valley Pkwy, Blush Fitness offers an exclusively female gym experience.

Female emPOWERment

Megan Yates , Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2022

Junior Angelina Thomas started attending Blush Fitness, an all-female gym in Overland Park, Kan., last summer. She said the community within the gym's walls supports all patrons. “A lot of the girls...

Executive Director Joy Ginsburg (right) poses alongside Aaron Sizemore, a member of long-time BVEF business partner Music House.

BVNW alumnus and Dropbox co-founder starts fund for BV Educational Foundation

Lindsay Maresh , Writer January 31, 2022

The Arash Ferdowsi Fund was recently established as a part of the Blue Valley Educational Foundation (BVEF) by Northwest alumni, Arash Ferdowsi. Ferdowsi graduated from BVNW in 2004, he then went on...

Photo of the original MUSE Magazine staff at Northwest. (Courtesy of Horizon, Vol. 4)

Introducing new sponsorship

Ashley Adams, Writer January 5, 2022

The MUSE magazine has been an important aspect of Blue Valley Northwest’s literature since the first four years of the school’s opening. MUSE is a literary and arts magazine featuring projects submitted...

Airline issues

Airline issues

Abbie Kratofil, Business Manager December 21, 2021

Senior Regan Engle said she missed her lacrosse tournament a few months ago after her flight was canceled last minute. “[I] sat there for an hour and [the airline] kept pushing our flight back,”...

Seniors Maya Welde and Maggie Bunch rehearse lines for Freaky Friday.

Two shows, one school

Lucy Halverson, Writer December 14, 2021

For the first time within the last ten years, Northwest is putting on two musicals, occurring around the same time of year. In past years, the theater department has only produced one musical per year....

Library copies of The Great Gatsby and Things Fall Apart, both of which are apart of the English Curriculum.

Library debt

Reagan King, Writer December 3, 2021

The school library is no stranger to the wear and tear of everyday student use. According to Librarian Mary McCabe, books go missing or get damaged every year. McCabe said students will bring books back...

Sophomore Mahathi Reddy gathers data on her Macbook, Nov. 11. “I am collecting just job descriptions in order to make sure that there’s no bias,” Reddy said.

Diversifying recruitment

Ashley Adams, Writer November 24, 2021

There are a multitude of ways for one to spend their free time. Perhaps they could see friends or watch a movie. Sophomore Mahathi Reddy takes a slightly different approach to her unoccupied hours.  For...

Graphic of U.S. Air Force officer, designed by Sabrina San Agustin.

Northwest veteran is a history-maker

Reagan King, Writer November 16, 2021

Master Sergeant and BVNW para since 2016 Laura Scott made history after she was the first woman to volunteer and succeed in performing security during a terrorist exercise at the end of a two-week field...

Sophomore Harper Latta poses with her parents and siblings Waverly and Everett Latta, Oct. 11. “I’ve known them my whole life, so yeah they’re my parents there’s nothing different about it,” Latta said.

Bonded by more than blood

Reagan King and Alyssa Gagnon November 6, 2021

Senior Jennifer Clarkson was three years old when she was adopted from China.  As a single mother in her forties, Clarkson’s mom, Jan Clarkson, started looking into adoption after a divorce. She...

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