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New lead dogs of The Pound

New lead dogs of The Pound
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Madeline Maloney, Copy Editor

October 21, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Seniors Keenan George and Ian MacGillivray help lead the student section, The Pound, at sporting events and aim to fill the shoes of last year's graduates. The class of 2013 roars in excitement as the performers dance in unison, then raise the Husky Spirit Stick for everyone to see. The mass of boys ...

Creatures in the classroom

Creatures in the classroom

Zac Johnson, Writer

October 15, 2013


Filed under Teachers, Top Stories

A typical classroom at Northwest might consist of books, boards and backpacks; but science teachers Kim Gibney and Jeremy Mohn both incorporate live animals into everyday learning. Gibney keeps chinchillas in her room, and Mohn keeps snakes. “I have had my chinchillas since 1997,” Gibney said. “The r...

Smitten with badminton

Smitten with badminton

Claudia Chen, Writer

October 7, 2013


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

As this school year is getting into full swing, so are the racquets of the members on the new badminton club. Senior Sam Newton said that he initiated the badminton club because he had been playing outside of school for a long time, and wanted to find a way to get involved with the school. The club ...

Oh, Baby!

Oh, Baby!

Laney Breidenthal, Writer

October 4, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Top Stories

The unmistakable wails of the electronic babies from the child development class have been heard all around the school. Now, these simulators have been upgraded to more technologically advanced versions that the class currently uses. Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Cecilia Jaggard...

What’s on my tray?

What’s on my tray?

Madison Graves, Writer

October 1, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Top Stories

Walking into the lunchroom, students may have noticed certain changes in the school’s food selection. Based on Blue Valley School District’s goal to better students’ health through school lunches, BVNW has altered lunchroom items to fit the district-wide requirements. Charles Rathbun, Director of Food and Nutriti...

The club for Ultimate fun

The club for Ultimate fun

Claudia Chen, Writer

September 26, 2013


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Unlike other clubs, the Ultimate Frisbee club brings aspects from several different sports into one activity for BVNW students. Ultimate Frisbee is a high cardio workout that meshes together components from sports including soccer, rugby and football. BVNW para professional Jacob Macek, the club’s spo...

Dazzling duos

Dazzling duos

Olivia Baird, Writer

September 20, 2013


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Although all of the dancers on the BVNW Dazzler dance team have been close in years past, this year a new element has brought the team even closer together: three sets of sisters. The pairs are senior Natalie and sophomore Maggie Pyle, senior Megan and freshman Alli McConnell, and junior Claire and freshma...

New year, new changes for Muse

New year, new changes for Muse

Greyson Woerpel, Writer

September 10, 2013


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

For the 2013-2014 school year, Muse, the literary arts magazine at BVNW, will no longer be a class due to low enrollment. Instead it will be an after school club, Muse advisor Sarah Beren said. What this means for the students involved in the program is that they will not meet every day during school...

REbeL-ing against club criticism

REbeL-ing against club criticism

Claudia Chen, Writer

September 9, 2013


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

To some, REbeL is simply identified with free cookies and candy, while to others it is an important club that deals with acceptance and self-confidence. However, a large portion of the student body believes that REbeL is a non-inclusive group, sophomore member Megan Miller said. “A lot of peop...

Dylan Martin wins KC Superstar competition

Dylan Martin wins KC Superstar competition

Madeline Maloney, Copy Editor/ Reporter

August 28, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Competing against more than 200 contestants in the KC Superstar competition, senior Dylan Martin was crowned the 2013 KC Superstar by audience vote, winning $7,500 in scholarship money. The show, produced by the Jewish Community Center, brings in high school students across the metro area to sing for t...

Northwest’s new faces

Northwest’s new faces

Ankit Kadakia, Madison Graves, and Zac Johnson

August 23, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Q&A, Teachers, Top Stories

Who are the new staff members, and what's their story? Check back each weekday for three new profiles of the rookie Husky leaders. Who: Lauren Simpson (BVNW alumnus) What: Accounting, Web Design and Computer Applications Hobbies & Interests: Computers, camping, sports, friends and family What ...

Meet Chris Legleiter, new administrator

Meet Chris Legleiter, new administrator

Madison Graves, Writer

August 19, 2013


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers

This year, BVNW welcomes many new staff members to the team. One of these staff members is Chris Legleiter. Legleiter will be taking over as the administrator for the graduating class of 2017, as well as the assistant principal for activities. According to Legleiter, he had seen the school within the district while ...

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