Matthew Maher helps sophomore Ashleigh Eblen develop film in art teacher Melanie Mikel’s photography class. “The students are
always so happy to be there. They don’t judge anyone and they always come in with a smile on their face,” Maher said.

Returning to the Pack

Maddie Oliver, Writer October 24, 2019

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, BVNW alumnus Matthew Maher said that he felt different in his own skin, mentioning he struggled with relating to people. After beginning the Connections class...

Junior Paige Rigdon (left) and her sister, BVNW 2018 grad Olivia Rigdon, pet their one-year-old pig at Redbud Refuge. “Getting
Franklin has changed the way my family and I value other animals lives” Paige Rigdon said.

Hogs and kisses

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer October 23, 2019

During her Veterinary Medicine class at CAPS, 2018 graduate Olivia Rigdon said she was told not to get too attached to the baby piglets at the farm where they were working. The pigs were to be slaughtered...

Senior Beth Shniderson winds up for a shot on Sept. 4.

Shniderson qualifies for 6A state tournament for third year in a row

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor October 20, 2019

For the third straight year, senior Beth Shniderson will be making an appearance at the girl’s golf 6A state tournament. After qualifying the past two years, head coach Kathleen Gilbreath said she wasn’t...

Senior Watchman Whitworth plays the drum set with his band, on Sep. 6.

Playing his story

Matthew Lemke , Writer October 17, 2019

Whether playing the piano or strumming his guitar, aspiring musician senior Watchman Whitworth can normally be found doing something music related. Toni Whitworth, Whitworth’s mother, echoed how Whitworth...

Tik Tok is the reinvented app that was oringinally known as It has gained popularity and currently has 31.5 million users.

Ten seconds of fame

Kathryn Case, Writer October 14, 2019

With 1.2 billion downloads, TikTok is the fastest growing social media platform right now according to 60 Second Marketer and has taken Blue Valley Northwest by storm, with multiple students getting over...

Senior Eva Welsh tunes her violin during Chamber Symphony Orchestra.

Chamber Symphony plays its way into orchestra lineup

Megan Yates , Writer September 19, 2019

The BVNW Orchestra added a Chamber Symphony to their program. This audition-only class is composed of 39 students; 20 play the violin, nine play the cello, seven play the viola and three play the bass.  There...

Juniors CJ and Ella Lyon stand next to a stroke survivor and her husband, who they helped construct a bathroom and running water for.

Reaching out and rebuilding

Olivia Dowell, Print Editor July 19, 2019

During her second visit to San Lucas Tolíman, Guatemala for a mission trip, junior CJ Lyon saw the work of a kitchen she built the summer before. While revisiting the site, CJ said it was rewarding...

Junior Emily Lanning peer tutors junior Leisha Williams in her history class.

Lending a helping hand

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer May 23, 2019

As an ESOL tutor for students whose second language is English, junior Emily Lanning helps two students, Leisha Williams and Chenrui Li in history class each day. ESOL teacher Alyssa Schlumpf said the...

Coach Clint Rider posts about his students in his weights classes.

Lifting spirits through social media

Jenna Weyforth, Writer April 9, 2019

A room full of heavy weights can seem intimidating to even the strongest person, but Clint Rider attempts to relieve the pressure of weights by supporting students through social media. Rider uses multiple...

Sophomore J. Michael Sturdivant (4) stiff-arms a defender in the game against St. James on Aug. 31 at Bishop Miege. The Huskies lost the game, 41-20.

Sturdivant to leave BVNW for Texas

Ethan Knauth, Online Copy Editor March 7, 2019

The ability to start on the varsity football team as a freshman is a rare trait for a BVNW football player according to head coach Clint Rider. Yet, one and a half years ago, sophomore J. Michael Sturdivant...

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

Maddie Oliver, Writer March 2, 2019

2018 graduate Ben Holloway said he suffered with depression and anxiety on and off since his sophomore year of high school due to his academic struggles. Holloway said he believes this started due to him...

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