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Mad for music

Mad for music

Anna Cowden, Writer

January 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Top Stories

Battle of the Bands, an annual parent band competition, will be held at Kanza Hall on Saturday Jan. 28 at 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The event is centered around 4 parent bands representing different Blue Valley schools. The winning band will receive a $250 grant to give to their Blue Valley school of choice. Mad L...

A positive event

A positive event

Ryan Jones, Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015, Junior Allison Policky said she fought it off with corticosteroids, chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Policky said blood transfusions require donated blood and thus blood drives are a necessity. On Jan. 18, the annual blood drive through Comm...

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

Sara Rooney, Writer

January 12, 2017


Filed under Students, Top Stories

Tinkering with trikes

Tinkering with trikes

Sara Rooney, Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

While trying to escape the boredom of summer, two seniors, Kyle Huffaker and Malachi Swartz created a motorized tricycle. They said they wanted to do something valuable with their free time and what started off as a project to create a go-kart ultimately resulted in the creation of a motorized trike. ...

Fairing well in French

Fairing well in French

Anna Levine, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

A sophomore in an all-senior class, Harrison Snell is taking French 4 despite already being fluent in the language. Before moving to Overland Park roughly a year-and-a-half ago, Snell and his family lived in France for two years for his dad’s engineering job. Snell and his family lived in the sou...

A new stretch

A new stretch

Anna Cowden, Writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

During A period of Husky Halftime on Oct. 31 and B period of Husky Halftime on Nov. 3, teacher Sally Noltemeyer taught yoga sessions in the gym. Noltemeyer is a gifted education teacher at BVNW. She became a certified yoga instructor from Core Power Yoga in 2010. She said due to lack of time in her s...

BVNW America Decides holds mock election Nov. 8

BVNW America Decides holds mock election Nov. 8

Gia Shipman, Writer

November 8, 2016


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Top Stories

Today BVNW students will have the chance to vote for a presidential candidate and state representative in a mock election. Students can vote during their social studies class or in the library. The mock election is being held by America Decides classes, which teaches students about the various can...

Going gold for a cause

Going gold for a cause

Anna Cowden and Xiqing Wang

September 30, 2016


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Students, Top Stories

Robbie Harding, senior Lauren Harding’s mom, said Lauren was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 30, 2010. She said Lauren also has Down Syndrome, and because of that, Lauren had a much higher risk of developing Leukemia than the average population. “I had known since she was an infant that she was at risk, but...

Serving Success

Serving Success

Sara Rooney, Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Both a student and tennis player, junior Elizabeth Trupp has had to find a way to manage her lifestyle. Trupp has been playing tennis for over seven years and because she plays at a top level, she is required to leave school early on a daily basis for practice and preparation. Trupp plays for a club tenn...

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

September 22, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Fighting for the Olympics

Fighting for the Olympics

Xiqing Wang, Chief Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS, Students, Top Stories

Freshman Olivia Baxter said she has been practicing taekwondo, a Korean martial art, at Ko’s Black Belt Academy since she was seven years old. Baxter said she started the sport for fun in the first grade, influenced by a friend’s attendance in taekwondo classes. Head coach and Owner of Ko’s Black Belt Ac...

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