A Different Kind of Team

 BVNW students raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
BVNW students raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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...

Resting in reverse

Students discuss how their sleep schedules have been changing due to COVID-19 and online learning.
Students discuss how continuous learning and the rise of COVID-19 have impacted their sleep schedules.
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...

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
Detailing fears of their own, students discuss their phobias.
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...

BVNW alumna campaigns for Kansas House

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

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.
With the price of insulin and EpiPens increasing, senior Mary Waxman and junior Cydney Willenbring advocate for a decrease in price.
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...

Dancing behind the camera

Senior Sarah McGuyer dances in her house while on a Zoom call.
The ban of large gatherings of people in Kansas made dance studios discontinue in-person dance classes, but some dance studios have carried on their classes through online learning.
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...

Communicating through COVID 

Communicating through COVID 
Students and staff take to conventional and new forms of communication to stay in touch during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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...

Spinning into success

Junior Annie Fischer performs with BVSW during a winterguard performance.
A Howlin' Husky Marching Band member plans to participate in the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as a member of a Colorguard team.
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...

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
Two students have bonded over their common interest of scootering.
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...

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.
With the closing of all K-12 schools in Kansas for the rest of the semester, Northwest seniors are stripped of their final spring sports seasons, prom, music performances, graduation and much more.
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...

Travels cut short due to Covid-19

Sophomore Ashley Clark poses in Punta De Mita, Mexico while on vacation with family.
As students and staff traveled to their spring break destinations, their tourist activities came to an end amidst growing concerns for COVID-19.
March 23, 2020

When Junior Allison Korte left early for Spain before Spring Break began, Europe had witnessed only a few cases, she said, leading them to believe their vacation would carry out as planned. However, after...

Always protect your king

Ankith Sheshappa (right) plays a game of chess with sophomore Alex Mojica (left) Jan. 15. “Chess in general has been beneficial to
my mental strength,” Sheshappa said.
With the Kansas scholastic chess state competition taking place in March, two BVNW chess players detail what competitive chess is all about and why more should be interested.
March 19, 2020

It can take four moves to win or lose a chess game. Four simple moves, or a game could go on for hours. This complexity is what has drawn players in and kept them playing their game. A main reason people...

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