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


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...

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...

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