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Baby Bumps

Potter teaches her third hour honors Pre-Calculus class on Dec. 3.

Kathryn Case, Writer

January 13, 2020

Teaching while pregnant, business teacher Meghan Trader said requires asking a lot of her body. This drastic change is not made any easier as the teachers in the Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission School District are only given an unpaid 12 weeks for maternity leave.  Currently there are four ...

Huskies after hours

Senior Charlie Halverson’s time working in Alaska taught him a lot about fishing and contributes to his hobbies outside of work. “This translated into my interests in bass fishing back home in Kansas” Halverson said.

Natalie Policky, Writer

January 9, 2020

Braun Bros to square off in renewed Border War

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.

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 and redshirting at the University of Missouri, the Brauns had an athlete at each rival school. Upon...

Greekin’ Out

Sophomore Eliana Klathis works at her family owned Greek restaurant, Pita Blu.

Jack Nitz, Writer

January 3, 2020

Pulling up to the drive-thru at Pita Blu, sophomore Eliana Klathis will likely be seen working hard, receiving orders inside her family owned Greek restaurant.  Klathis’ father, Yiannis, immigrated to the United States when he was 28 and noticed a lack of traditional Greek food. Years later, h...

A dream to design

Junior Alina Mahli paints a picture in the art hallway, on Nov. 16.

Maddie Oliver, Writer

December 29, 2019

Being interested in drawing ever since she could hold a pencil, junior Alina Malhi said she takes three art classes during the school day in hopes of  accomplishing her dream of having a design career.  Upon her reflection, Malhi said being raised with art influenced her decisions of pursuing that t...

Policing the 913

Senior Taylor Crowell aims a stun gun at a dummy. “My favorite part of Explorers is getting to meet all these new people from
different schools, and getting to know the officers who volunteer their time. We have so much fun and it’s nice to see more into
the daily life of a police officer, and you just get a whole new perspective and newfound appreciation. So meeting new people and
gaining these connections is my favorite part,” Crowell said.

Matthew Lemke, Writer

December 18, 2019

Offering a behind-the-scenes look, BVNW SRO Richard Spandle said Overland Park Explorers provides residents ages 14 through 20 a different perspective on law enforcement from what they see on TV or in the news. Sergeant Gary Mason, supervisor of the OP Explorers, said the Explorers program is run by f...

Northwest’s Black Student Union makes strides to decrease racial struggles

Senior Hayleigh Arnold speaks with other students during the Black  Student Union meeting.

Tessa Regan, Writer

December 10, 2019

With more than 1,600 students at Blue Valley Northwest, 3.77 percent of the whole student population is African American, according to Kansas Report Card 2018-2019. In an effort to bring light to the lack of diversity at BVNW, social studies and human relations teacher Matthew Shulman, along with man...

Qureshi selected to serve as Area One KAY President

Junior Raabia Qureshi was selected to serve as the Area One KAY President on Nov. 12.

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2019

After deciding to run only a few days before the election, junior Raabia Qureshi was selected over two other candidates to serve as the 2019-20 Area One Kay Club President. As part of her duties as president, Qureshi will be required to attend a training meeting in Topeka, write up to three newsletter...

Games Galore

Sophomore Olivia Ryan does paperwork for her family’s game business. “It’s just something fun we can work on, it helps my family
and I get some extra money,” Ryan said.

Matthew Lemke, Writer

November 12, 2019

Working for your parents is not something many students get the privilege of, however that is the case for sophomore Olivia Ryan. Monte Cook Games is a roleplaying game business run by Ryan’s family. RPG is a genre where players assume the roles of characters in the game in a fictional setting, ac...

Paws for a cause

Carly Worden holding one of the dogs she fosters, Oakley. Fostering the dogs has taught Worden all about “different breeds
[of dogs] and how to take care of them,” Worden said.

Natalie Policky, Writer

November 8, 2019

The feeling of coming home to many of her foster puppies is one of the best moments of freshman Carly Worden’s day. Especially after a long day of school, Worden enjoys opening the door to see the puppies full of energy, ready to spend time with her. The organization K-911 is a foster-based res...

This mom rocks

Left: Jennifer Roswold raises the microphone into the air while
performing at Starlight Theatre Oct. 8. Roswold said opening for
Joan Jett has been a dream of hers.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

November 6, 2019

Cheers are heard as red smoke explodes into the dirty blonde hair of the lead singer and BVNW parent Jennifer Roswold. As her guitar blasts and the drumsticks slam to the heavy rock beat, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are backstage, preparing to perform. Lead singer Jennifer plays guitar and has be...

2019 Glow Show Recap

Junior Amy Winkler plays the flute during the Glow Show on Nov. 2 at the DAC.

Natalie Policky, Writer

November 2, 2019

The Howlin' Husky marching band’s annual Glow Show was held on Nov 2. The theme for the Glow Show was “Metallic,” including the songs “Thunderstruck” by ACDC, “Titanium” by David Guerra, and “The Song Remains the Same” by Led Zeppelin, followed by the BVNW’s fight song. The Glo...

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