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


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...

Head coach Tim Serbousek talks with senior wrestler Edward Thomas during a dual on Jan. 15 at BVNW. As the head coach for 27
years, Serbousek holds a 426-182-1 record as head coach. Former athletic director Steve Harms said that Serbousek knows what it
takes to be a successful head coach and has the correct priorities for his team.

Last coach standing

Ben Hobbs, Design Editor March 5, 2020

 Head wrestling coach Tim Serbousek remains as the only coach left from 1993, when the school opened. Starting his coaching career in Iowa with a youth league, Serbousek moved on to utilize his coaching...

Senior Watchman Whitworth displays his tattoo on his forearm. “I wanted the ‘love you’ sign on my
left tricep because that’s where my sister has it, and my sister and my mom both have that tattoo,” Whitworth said.

What’s Under the Ink

Kathryn Case, Writer February 25, 2020

As an 18th birthday present from his parents, senior Watchman Whitworth said he got two tattoos that allow him to remind himself who he is and feel closer to his family.  Whitworth said he got...

Troy Stremming attends a Royals game with former Kansas City, Mo. mayor Sylvester James.

Royal dad

Matthew Lemke, Writer February 24, 2020

Troy Stremming, father of junior Sydney Stremming, is a partner in the Royals Crown Partners, one of the 22 owners of the Kansas City Royals baseball team franchise.  Stremming said playing college...

Senior John Chen works on a portrait drawing for the Memory Project.

Creating ties with the third world

Natalie Policky, Writer February 19, 2020

Attempting to make a difference with their advanced art skills, Blue Valley Northwest Students involved with the National Art Honors Society are making a difference between first world and third world...

Drama teacher Steve Landes during practice for the winter musical, Nice Work if You Can Get It.

Northwest Drama teacher retires after over forty-three years of teaching

Tessa Regan , Writer February 10, 2020

After teaching at Northwest for nineteen years, theater teacher Steve Landes plans on retiring at the end of this school year. His final musical director position at Northwest was for the winter musical,...

Junior Liam Alon takes a tardy tracker slip from the machine on Jan. 22.

New tardy system causes frustration for several students

Tessa Regan , Writer January 30, 2020

After going all first semester with no system in place for tracking student tardies and HHT assignments, Blue Valley Northwest introduced Student Conductor to the student body at the start of the second...

Freshman Sabrina San Agustin draws on her iPad during her sticker creating process on Nov. 15.

STICKing to business

Natalie Policky, Writer January 27, 2020
After taking on the concept of business and following in the footsteps of her family, a freshman has kickstarted their own sticker selling business.
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