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Virtual Wellness

Virtual Wellness

Tessa Regan , Writer May 10, 2020

Seeking to enter into Technovation, a worldwide competition in which girls solve real-world problems in their community using technology, junior Ana Cecilia Gutierrec said finding the right team to create...

Nathan Harris (Right) substitutes for another player who had a broken hand. “I was friends with two
members of the team at the time so they reached out without practicing with them at all. I drove to play
with them in Tulsa,” Harris said.

Game on

Jack Nitz, Writer May 5, 2020

After years of progressing through the esports community and meeting new people, senior Nathan Harris began playing “League of Legends” competitively in an effort to improve his abilities in the game...

 BVNW students raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A Different Kind of Team

Matthew Lemke, Writer 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...

Students discuss how their sleep schedules have been changing due to COVID-19 and online learning.

Resting in reverse

Grace Miller, Photog 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...

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
said.

Let’s talk terrors

Natalie Policky, Writer 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...

 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...

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.

Shot to the wallet

Kathryn Case, Writer 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...

Senior Sarah McGuyer dances in her house while on a Zoom call.

Dancing behind the camera

Natalie Policky, Writer 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 

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief 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...

Junior Annie Fischer performs with BVSW during a winterguard performance.

Spinning into success

Natalie Policky, Writer 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...

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
said.

Scooter boys

Jack Bensing , Writer 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...

Senior and student body president Annabelle Nitz speaks during an assembly.

Seniors react to their last quarter of high school canceled due to COVID-19

Megan Yates , Jack Nitz , and Kathryn Case 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...

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