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Building bridges

Building bridges

Anna Cowden, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

        In her room, sophomore Rachel Pang sits at her desk sanding her partially finished ukulele for an hour. This was only one of 50 hours spent over two months working and designing her own ukulele with little help from others and no building kit. Pang said she originally wanted to build a ...

Dalal Essa

Dalal Essa

Xiqing Wang and Ryan Jones

April 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Senior Dalal Essa was born in the Wichita, Kansas, and lived in the United States for four years. Afterward, she moved to her parent’s home country, Kuwait, and lived there for nine and half years. She said although she was not born in Kuwait, the majority of her childhood memories are deeply rooted ther...

A trifecta of events

A trifecta of events

Ryan Jones, Writer

April 7, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

The ACT, Solo and Ensemble Festival and BVNW prom are all set to occur on Apr. 8 causing some students to attend more than one event that day. Some students have chosen to participate in multiple or all three events. Junior Chloe Ching said she will be participating in all three. “I’m a little...

Funny business

Funny business

March 23, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

Band and choir travel to Los Angeles over Spring Break

Band and choir travel to Los Angeles over Spring Break

Anna Cowden, Writer

March 21, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

A total of 86 members of Wind Ensemble, Chorale and Chambers were scheduled to depart for Los Angeles on March 16. They competed in competitions and attended workshops until their return on March 19. Choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan said the band and choir group performed Thursday with Hoover High Scho...

Sculpting from the heart

Sculpting from the heart

Anna Levine, Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

In the BVNW gallery, a pearly white figure of a female body, constructed of alabaster, sits on display. When the natural light hits it perfectly, this small piece becomes the focal point of the entire room. This piece is senior Kailey Jamison’s sculpture, for which she won third place in the state ar...

Teachers and administrators shadow students’ schedules

Teachers and administrators shadow students’ schedules

Brandon Fagen, Writer

March 7, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

For the next week, BVNW students may notice teachers and administrators sitting in on their classes, and maybe even turning in homework. Principal Amy Murphy said these staff members are trying to get an inside look into the everyday lives of students by following students schedules for a full day. M...

Diversity Assembly: Just Be.

Diversity Assembly: Just Be.

Emma Bruce, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

Following an annual BVNW tradition, the Diversity Assembly will take place Mar. 3. This year’s theme is Just Be. Diversity Club president Gavin Mullin said the theme was inspired by a Calvin Klein advertisement. “We thought it would be cool because it’s very simple, but it’s very effective...

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Walker Johnson, Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

295 thousand likes and counting. On Saturday, Feb 11, Blue Valley Northwest senior Sarah Holder turned a text and a taquito into social media fame. Her Twitter post about a neighbor mistaking her taquito for a cigar as she was driving through her neighborhood can be found posted on social media accounts...

Two of a kind

Two of a kind

Lauren Fischer, Features Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Activities, ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, FEATURES, Top Stories

The school musical “Aida” will be presented in the Performing Arts Center at BVNW on Feb. 9, 10 and 11. Though audience members will hear the same songs and story at all four performances, the double casting of the musical will allow the audience to see two different interpretations of the show. Se...

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