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


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,”...

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...

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

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

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...

BVNW alumni Parker Braun (23) and Christian Braun (0) watch the action from the bench after checking out in the fourth quarter of the Huskies matchup against Lawrence High at Charles Koch Arena March 8. The Huskies defeated the Lions, 65-37.

Braun Bros to square off in renewed Border War

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor January 6, 2020

Committing to play basketball for the University of Kansas on Sept. 17, 2018, BVNW alum Christian Braun officially split the Braun household. With his older brother, Parker Braun already committed...

Matthew Maher helps sophomore Ashleigh Eblen develop film in art teacher Melanie Mikel’s photography class. “The students are
always so happy to be there. They don’t judge anyone and they always come in with a smile on their face,” Maher said.

Returning to the Pack

Maddie Oliver, Writer October 24, 2019

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, BVNW alumnus Matthew Maher said that he felt different in his own skin, mentioning he struggled with relating to people. After beginning the Connections class...

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...

Logo of new band Radar State, formed in 2017.

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...

2007 BVNW graduate Kelly Lynch during weightlifting competition, March 2007.

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...

Custer talks to Rosalyn Gold-Anwude of TNT after his game-winner against Tennessee in the second round. It’s fun to hit a game-winner no matter what, Custer told BVNWnews, but it doesn’t come along that often. In high school a lot of the time we were winning by too much to ever have to shoot a game-winner, so I mean I don’t think I’ve probably made more than four or five game-winners in my career.

From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief March 30, 2018

It wasn’t an unusual sight to find Clayton Custer in the gym during the early hours of the morning, or the latest hours of the night. Everybody has their own Clayton Custer story, there are plenty of...

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Gabe Swartz , Editor-in-chief March 24, 2018

When the South Regional final between No. 9 Kansas State and No. 11 Loyola Chicago tips off Saturday night in Atlanta, there will be three BVNW graduates on the court. Loyola Chicago’s Clayton Custer...

Loyola redshirt junior guard Clayton Custer (13) earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors. Custer leads the Ramblers in scoring, 3-point percentage, assists and steals.

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

Gabe Swartz , Editor-in-chief February 28, 2018

2014 Blue Valley Northwest graduate Clayton Custer was named the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year Tuesday. Custer, a redshirt junior at Loyola University Chicago, has led the...

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes Wednesday, Jan. 24.

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

Walker Johnson, Writer January 26, 2018

After a year off from football, 2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The former Husky quarterback inked a two-year...

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