From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

Custer talks to Rosalyn Gold-Anwude of TNT after his game-winner against Tennessee in the second round.

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 30, 2018

It wasn’t an unusual sight to find Clayton Custer in the gym during the early hours of the morning, or the latest hours of the night. Everybody has their own Clayton Custer story, there are plenty of them. For head coach Ed Fritz, it was that time where Custer and Loyola teammate Ben Richardson, ...

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 24, 2018

When the South Regional final between No. 9 Kansas State and No. 11 Loyola Chicago tips off Saturday night in Atlanta, there will be three BVNW graduates on the court. Loyola Chicago’s Clayton Custer and Ben Richardson will go up against Kansas State which includes senior walk-on Mason Schoen. Custe...

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

Loyola redshirt junior guard Clayton Custer (13) earned Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors. Custer leads the Ramblers in scoring, 3-point percentage, assists and steals.

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018

2014 Blue Valley Northwest graduate Clayton Custer was named the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year Tuesday. Custer, a redshirt junior at Loyola University Chicago, has led the Ramblers to a 25-5 record overall this year, going 15-3 in conference play. “It’s a super coo...

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signed a two-year deal with the Montreal Alouettes Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Walker Johnson, Writer

January 26, 2018

After a year off from football, 2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The former Husky quarterback inked a two-year deal with the Alouettes Jan. 24. Although suiting up his sophomore year at BVNW, Fugate did not b...

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

2014 BVNW graduate Zach Wright (10) was signed by Sporting KC last week. Wright last played for the University of North Carolina from 2014-2017.

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018

Another former Husky will transition into playing for a local professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City. Last week, Sporting KC signed 2014 BVNW graduate Zach Wright to the team as a homegrown player. Wright signed a one-year deal with the team, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to his...

A passion for programming

Weiland displays some of his computer parts in his workplace on Nov. 26. He has a radio receiver, raspberry pi, Arduino and his computer in Linux mode.

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017

As just a sophomore at BVNW, Brett Weiland is completely self-taught when it comes to programming and hosting his own website. He said he has always had this passion for software and programming but draws inspiration from his birth dad. “As a kid I always thought what he did was so cool,” Weiland...

A national talent

Junior Hannah Thurlby traveled to Orlando, Fla. to play in the All-National Orchestra.

Olivia Dowell, Writer

December 20, 2017

Junior Hannah Thurlby was admitted into the NAFME All-National Orchestral on the oboe. Thurlby was the only BVNW band student to audition and be selected for this ensemble. While also being the only BVNW oboe player in the school’s history, she is one of the 11 selected in the nation. Due to her sp...

Developing debate

Senior Vandita Garimella gives her second speech in the final round of the debate tournament at Shawnee Mission East.

Jack Plank, Writer

December 13, 2017

A lack of participation and excitement surrounding the debate program put it in a troublesome position three years ago, current athletic director Kevin Gerke, who was the activities director in 2015-16 said. The addition of head coach Art Delgado in the fall of the 2015-16 school year caused an overhaul...

Game on

Junior Sam Rauter plays a computer game. Rauter is the President of the eSports club.

Lauren Fischer and Carter Fitzsimmons

December 13, 2017

Forty five students gather in room 103 to plan their practice schedule and organize teams for competitions every Thursday after school. This group is the eSports Club, founded by a small group of students in September of this year. “We’re all interested in video games and esports and so we just...

Drawing her future

Senior Gabby Gillespie works on an ink piece for her portfolio class.

Olivia Dowell, Writer

December 13, 2017

After receiving an early acceptance into the Savannah College of Art and Design, senior Gabby Gillespie is beginning her college experience. “I first heard about this school when I was researching colleges that have good animation programs,” Gillespie said. “I visited it my sophomore year. I j...

Walk-on Wildcat

2015 BVNW graduate Dalton Schoen has made a name for himself at Kansas State after walking on to the Wildcats roster.

Walker Johnson, Writer

December 13, 2017

Dalton Schoen lines up as a wide receiver during the second quarter of Kansas State University football’s season-opening game against Central Arkansas. At the snap of the ball, Schoen streaks down the field, gets behind the defenders and watches the long pass into his hands. He outruns the last opposing...


Different types of vapes produce different amounts of vapor.

Anna Levine and Jaelen Matthews

December 12, 2017

After the rise in vapes coming to Northwest last year, students have moved to a more discreet alternative to get their nicotine intake. It is no longer uncommon for students to take hits off their Phixs or Juuls throughout the school day. “Just last hour, this kid next to me was hitting his Phix,”...

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