Triple Threat

Mike Pauley goes up for a layup in the
Blue Valley Northwest basketball game,
against Blue Valley Southwest, on Feb.2.
BVNW defeated BNSW, 70-48.

Jack Nitz, Writer

October 28, 2019

Having played three sports since kindergarten, sophomore Mikey Pauley is now a varsity athlete for football, basketball and baseball. Pauley said that his brother, Jack, is the main reason he plays all three sports.  “My older brother also played three sports and I just followed after him,” Pau...

Returning to the Pack

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.

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 his senior year and now working as a para, Maher said that the judgement- free course and classroom made ...

Hogs and kisses

Junior Paige Rigdon (left) and her sister, BVNW 2018 grad Olivia Rigdon, pet their one-year-old pig at Redbud Refuge. “Getting
Franklin has changed the way my family and I value other animals lives” Paige Rigdon said.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

October 23, 2019

During her Veterinary Medicine class at CAPS, 2018 graduate Olivia Rigdon said she was told not to get too attached to the baby piglets at the farm where they were working. The pigs were to be slaughtered for food. Instead, Olivia said she formed a special connection with a small piglet with a black spo...

Shniderson qualifies for 6A state tournament for third year in a row

Senior Beth Shniderson winds up for a shot on Sept. 4.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

October 20, 2019

For the third straight year, senior Beth Shniderson will be making an appearance at the girl’s golf 6A state tournament. After qualifying the past two years, head coach Kathleen Gilbreath said she wasn’t surprised when learning Shniderson qualified. “I was very excited, but I do have to admi...

Playing his story

Senior Watchman Whitworth plays the drum set with his band, on Sep. 6.

Matthew Lemke, Writer

October 17, 2019

Whether playing the piano or strumming his guitar, aspiring musician senior Watchman Whitworth can normally be found doing something music related. Toni Whitworth, Whitworth’s mother, echoed how Whitworth needs to be occupied to satisfy his musical craving. “Like just watching TV, he’s got a guita...

Ten seconds of fame

Tik Tok is the reinvented app that was oringinally known as It has gained popularity and currently has 31.5 million users.

Kathryn Case, Writer

October 14, 2019

With 1.2 billion downloads, TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform right now according to 60 Second Marketer and has taken Blue Valley Northwest by storm, with multiple students getting over one million views across their posts.  TikTok is a free app used for creating, sharing and discov...

Chamber Symphony plays its way into orchestra lineup

Senior Eva Welsh tunes her violin during Chamber Symphony Orchestra.

Megan Yates, Writer

September 19, 2019

The BVNW Orchestra added a Chamber Symphony to their program. This audition-only class is composed of 39 students; 20 play the violin, nine play the cello, seven play the viola and three play the bass.  There are three different levels of orchestra currently offered: Concert Orchestra, Symphonic Or...

Reaching out and rebuilding

Juniors CJ and Ella Lyon stand next to a stroke survivor and her husband, who they helped construct a bathroom and running water for.

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor

July 19, 2019

During her second visit to San Lucas Tolíman, Guatemala for a mission trip, junior CJ Lyon saw the work of a kitchen she built the summer before. While revisiting the site, CJ said it was rewarding to see her work in full effect.  “I remember last year, my first time we built a kitchen for someone because...

Lending a helping hand

Junior Emily Lanning peer tutors junior Leisha Williams in her history class.

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

May 23, 2019

As an ESOL tutor for students whose second language is English, junior Emily Lanning helps two students, Leisha Williams and Chenrui Li in history class each day. ESOL teacher Alyssa Schlumpf said the ESOL program helps students who aren’t completely proficient in reading, speaking, writing, list...

Lifting spirits through social media

Coach Clint Rider posts about his students in his weights classes.

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

April 9, 2019

A room full of heavy weights can seem intimidating to even the strongest person, but Clint Rider attempts to relieve the pressure of weights by supporting students through social media. Rider uses multiple social media accounts such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook frequently to highlight student...

Sturdivant to leave BVNW for Texas

Sophomore J. Michael Sturdivant (4) stiff-arms a defender in the game against St. James on Aug. 31 at Bishop Miege. The Huskies lost the game, 41-20.

Ethan Knauth, Online Copy Editor

March 7, 2019

The ability to start on the varsity football team as a freshman is a rare trait for a BVNW football player according to head coach Clint Rider. Yet, one and a half years ago, sophomore J. Michael Sturdivant did just that, starting at wide receiver. “The ability to start as a freshman is somet...

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