The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


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

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

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...

Sophomore Ashley Clark poses in Punta De Mita, Mexico while on vacation with family.

Travels cut short due to Covid-19

Tessa Regan and Raabia Qureshi March 23, 2020

When Junior Allison Korte left early for Spain before Spring Break began, Europe had witnessed only a few cases, she said, leading them to believe their vacation would carry out as planned. However, after...

Ankith Sheshappa (right) plays a game of chess with sophomore Alex Mojica (left) Jan. 15. “Chess in general has been beneficial to
my mental strength,” Sheshappa said.

Always protect your king

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor March 19, 2020

It can take four moves to win or lose a chess game. Four simple moves, or a game could go on for hours. This complexity is what has drawn players in and kept them playing their game. A main reason people...

Senior Markell Hood attempts a reverse layup in the boys varsity basketball game against Blue Valley North.

Hood’s Future

Megan Yates, Writer March 13, 2020

Committing to Link Year Prep at the beginning of January, senior Markell Hood said he is looking forward to taking a year to mature as a basketball player and young adult.  “[Going to Link Year Prep...

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