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


Senior George LaHood shoots and rehearses for his film, “The Man Who Missed, Sept. 24. “I would block a scene, which [meant telling] the actor where to go [and] what to do,” LaHood said.

A wild-western work

Anna Bailey and Maddie Oliver November 9, 2020

During quarantine, senior George LaHood wrote, directed and filmed a Western short film titled "The Man Who Missed." The film takes place in 1889 and is about a cowboy seeking revenge on the people...

 In an effort to be more inclusive and representative of the entire senior class, BVNW Student Government created an alternative way to honor as many seniors as possible.

Student Government announces new plan to honor seniors in place of traditional homecoming court

Emily Moser, Writer November 6, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions in place this school year, BVNW did not have a homecoming dance or court as they traditionally do each fall. In the past, the senior class nominates their peers to...

Caroline Diederich and Albers at a party in May of 2017.

One local election’s impact on the BVNW community

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2020

Coming home from their respective colleges to vote together, a group of BVNW class of 2019 graduates gather at the polls. Not only would it be this group's first time voting, but the election for Johnson...

With the Blue Valley school district’s decision to implement online learning, participating in academic dishonesty during online classes has become easier than ever before.

Cheating through the screen

Raabia Qureshi, Writer October 30, 2020

Writing information on sticky notes and sticking them to the computer screen. FaceTiming friends while taking a test. Copying and pasting the question into an online calculator. The methods of cheating...

Clubs through COVID-19

Clubs through COVID-19

Reagan King and Lizzie Lively October 26, 2020

COVID-19 has imposed restrictions on clubs requiring them to adjust accordingly to keep their members and sponsors safe. Some clubs have chosen to not have meetings at all until they can meet in-person....

Matt Shulman, social studies teacher at BVNW, spends his Sunday mornings preparing meals for his small catering company.

Teacher odd jobs

Rachel Hostetler, Writer October 13, 2020

BVNW teachers have been working in an array of settings over the summer. Some found summer jobs to make some supplement money, while others wanted to take their hobbies and interests to a new level.

Virtual Wellness

Virtual Wellness

Tessa Regan , Writer May 10, 2020

Seeking to enter into Technovation, a worldwide competition in which girls solve real-world problems in their community using technology, junior Ana Cecilia Gutierrec said finding the right team to create...

Nathan Harris (Right) substitutes for another player who had a broken hand. “I was friends with two
members of the team at the time so they reached out without practicing with them at all. I drove to play
with them in Tulsa,” Harris said.

Game on

Jack Nitz, Writer May 5, 2020

After years of progressing through the esports community and meeting new people, senior Nathan Harris began playing “League of Legends” competitively in an effort to improve his abilities in the game...

 BVNW students raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A Different Kind of Team

Matthew Lemke, Writer May 3, 2020

Juniors Nikhitha Muthineni, Sneha Jacobs and Raabia Qureshi teamed up raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS). Working together, these friends created Team Aasha. Beginning their planning...

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...

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