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


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.
Sophomores Brain Nicholson, Yousif Radhi and Aidan Barnes cheer together at a home JV basketball game.

Traveling pack

Megan Yates, Writer January 21, 2020

Self-proclaimed as “The Hype Squad,” a friend group made up of sophomore boys have attended their class’s basketball games since freshman year, making sure to bring with them the same fan atmosphere...

Potter teaches her third hour honors Pre-Calculus class on Dec. 3.

Baby Bumps

Kathryn Case, Writer January 13, 2020

Teaching while pregnant, business teacher Meghan Trader said requires asking a lot of her body. This drastic change is not made any easier as the teachers in the Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission...

Senior Charlie Halverson’s time working in Alaska taught him a lot about fishing and contributes to his hobbies outside of work. “This translated into my interests in bass fishing back home in Kansas” Halverson said.

Huskies after hours

Natalie Policky, Writer January 9, 2020

BVNW alumni Parker Braun (23) and Christian Braun (0) watch the action from the bench after checking out in the fourth quarter of the Huskies matchup against Lawrence High at Charles Koch Arena March 8. The Huskies defeated the Lions, 65-37.

Braun Bros to square off in renewed Border War

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor January 6, 2020

Committing to play basketball for the University of Kansas on Sept. 17, 2018, BVNW alum Christian Braun officially split the Braun household. With his older brother, Parker Braun already committed...

Sophomore Eliana Klathis works at her family owned Greek restaurant, Pita Blu.

Greekin’ Out

Jack Nitz, Writer January 3, 2020

Pulling up to the drive-thru at Pita Blu, sophomore Eliana Klathis will likely be seen working hard, receiving orders inside her family owned Greek restaurant.  Klathis’ father, Yiannis, immigrated...

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