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


Junior Alina Mahli paints a picture in the art hallway, on Nov. 16.

A dream to design

Maddie Oliver, Writer December 29, 2019

Being interested in drawing ever since she could hold a pencil, junior Alina Malhi said she takes three art classes during the school day in hopes of  accomplishing her dream of having a design career.  Upon...

Senior Taylor Crowell aims a stun gun at a dummy. “My favorite part of Explorers is getting to meet all these new people from
different schools, and getting to know the officers who volunteer their time. We have so much fun and it’s nice to see more into
the daily life of a police officer, and you just get a whole new perspective and newfound appreciation. So meeting new people and
gaining these connections is my favorite part,” Crowell said.

Policing the 913

Matthew Lemke, Writer December 18, 2019

Offering a behind-the-scenes look, BVNW SRO Richard Spandle said Overland Park Explorers provides residents ages 14 through 20 a different perspective on law enforcement from what they see on TV or in...

Senior Hayleigh Arnold speaks with other students during the Black  Student Union meeting.

Northwest’s Black Student Union makes strides to decrease racial struggles

Tessa Regan , Writer December 10, 2019

With more than 1,600 students at Blue Valley Northwest, 3.77 percent of the whole student population is African American, according to Kansas Report Card 2018-2019. In an effort to bring light to the lack...

Junior Raabia Qureshi was selected to serve as the Area One KAY President on Nov. 12.

Qureshi selected to serve as Area One KAY President

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief November 20, 2019

After deciding to run only a few days before the election, junior Raabia Qureshi was selected over two other candidates to serve as the 2019-20 Area One Kay Club President. As part of her duties as...

Sophomore Olivia Ryan does paperwork for her family’s game business. “It’s just something fun we can work on, it helps my family
and I get some extra money,” Ryan said.

Games Galore

Matthew Lemke, Writer November 12, 2019

Working for your parents is not something many students get the privilege of, however that is the case for sophomore Olivia Ryan. Monte Cook Games is a roleplaying game business run by Ryan’s family....

Carly Worden holding one of the dogs she fosters, Oakley. Fostering the dogs has taught Worden all about “different breeds
[of dogs] and how to take care of them,” Worden said.

Paws for a cause

Natalie Policky , Writer November 8, 2019

The feeling of coming home to many of her foster puppies is one of the best moments of freshman Carly Worden’s day. Especially after a long day of school, Worden enjoys opening the door to see the puppies...

Left: Jennifer Roswold raises the microphone into the air while
performing at Starlight Theatre Oct. 8. Roswold said opening for
Joan Jett has been a dream of hers.

This mom rocks

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer November 6, 2019

Cheers are heard as red smoke explodes into the dirty blonde hair of the lead singer and BVNW parent Jennifer Roswold. As her guitar blasts and the drumsticks slam to the heavy rock beat, Joan Jett and...

Junior Amy Winkler plays the flute during the Glow Show on Nov. 2 at the DAC.

2019 Glow Show Recap

Natalie Policky, Writer November 2, 2019

The Howlin' Husky marching band’s annual Glow Show was held on Nov 2. The theme for the Glow Show was “Metallic,” including the songs “Thunderstruck” by ACDC, “Titanium” by David Guerra,...

Mike Pauley goes up for a layup in the
Blue Valley Northwest basketball game,
against Blue Valley Southwest, on Feb.2.
BVNW defeated BNSW, 70-48.

Triple Threat

Jack Nitz, Writer October 28, 2019

Having played three sports since kindergarten, sophomore Mikey Pauley is now a varsity athlete for football, basketball and baseball. Pauley said that his brother, Jack, is the main reason he plays all...

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...

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