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


The increase in GPS technology has allowed parents to track their childrens locations, and vice versa. Though many view this practice as helpful and cautionary, some teens consider it an invasion of privacy.

Inner circle

Lexi Jones, Writer January 8, 2023

GPS technology has become incredibly common in cellular applications to track the user’s location. Apps like Life360 and Find My iPhone are generally marketed toward parents, allowing family members...

Digital illustration depicting a man struggling with his mental health.

Men’s mentality

Hannah Rakolta and Sydney Barnett November 30, 2022

November is National Men’s Health Awareness month, meaning it is dedicated to spreading awareness of the physical and mental problems men endure. As a society, we all understand the importance of having...

Senior Emily Natanova sits in the library while working on assignments for one of her online classes, Oct. 27.

Experiencing online classes

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer November 14, 2022

Students at Blue Valley Northwest attend classes every day, traveling from classroom to classroom and navigating the crowded hallways. However, the Coronavirus-induced quarantine led to the implementation...

Senior Regan Cavin leads the band at halftime during the football game, Sep. 9.

Drum major demands

Quinn Brown, Writer November 1, 2022

Last year, there were three drum majors conducting the marching band. This year, only two were selected: seniors Cameron Lynn and Regan Cavin, who are first and second year drum majors, respectively. Being...

Senior Ella Lagoski eats popcorn while posing in front of a TV displaying the Netflix logo.

The bad news on Netflix

Jeny Jithesh, Writer October 12, 2022

In the past few years, Netflix has seen an influx of popular content being removed and transferred to other streaming platforms. With recent removals of fan-favorite shows and continually raising prices,...

Freshman Bobby Guo plays his violin after school, Sept. 12. “I might as well practice and make use of that time to do something productive instead of waiting there and waste time,” Guo said.

After-school sessions

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer September 28, 2022

Seeing your parent’s car pull into the school’s car line at the end of the day can be a relieving sight for students, however many students have to wait quite a while before their parents are able...

Freshman Carson Hunt began riding his bike to help raise money to fund Homocystinuria (HCU) research.

Riding for a cause

Reagan Kauth, Writer September 15, 2022

At 3 months old, freshman Carson Hunt was diagnosed with Homocystinuria (HCU) Cobalamin G (CBLG), a rare genetic disorder. This disorder has caused Hunt's levels of the amino acid homocysteine to increase...

Junior Lauren Croom volunteers at the summer youth volleyball camp, June 13. “I like to volunteer because I’m very fortunate and it is important to give back to the community,” Croom said.

A helping hand

Hannah Rakolta and Bridget Hamlin August 26, 2022

Serving the community as a high school student can be very rewarding, according to senior Caroline Lubbe, since many non-profit organizations allow students to venture out of their comfort zones and discover...

Seniors Tyler Lively and Jackson Brueckner present their design at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Lively)

Achieving the unexpected

Elizabeth Caine, Print Chief Writer May 27, 2022

Seniors Jackson Brueckner and Tyler Lively recently won the Best of Show and Honeywell awards at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. Brueckner said he and Lively won for having the best invention...

Located off of 119th St and Blue Valley Pkwy, Blush Fitness offers an exclusively female gym experience.

Female emPOWERment

Megan Yates , Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2022

Junior Angelina Thomas started attending Blush Fitness, an all-female gym in Overland Park, Kan., last summer. She said the community within the gym's walls supports all patrons. “A lot of the girls...

Airline issues

Airline issues

Abbie Kratofil, Business Manager December 21, 2021

Senior Regan Engle said she missed her lacrosse tournament a few months ago after her flight was canceled last minute. “[I] sat there for an hour and [the airline] kept pushing our flight back,”...

Seniors Maya Welde and Maggie Bunch rehearse lines for Freaky Friday.

Two shows, one school

Lucy Halverson, Writer December 14, 2021

For the first time within the last ten years, Northwest is putting on two musicals, occurring around the same time of year. In past years, the theater department has only produced one musical per year....

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