The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

Li has competed in DECA all four years of high school, winning various regional and state awards (Courtesy of Kevin Li).

Northwest senior recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Sri Trikona, Writer May 1, 2024

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a highly selective program that recognizes the nation's most distinguished high school seniors and can be achieved through multiple rounds of selections. Senior...

Sophomore Luke Barthol puts his music on Soundcloud under the name “Lil Skurb”. “I use SoundCloud, Spotify and most distributors for music.” Barthol said.

Behind the beats

Adria Heinauer and Maggie Dahl March 7, 2024

Sophomore Luke Barthol said constantly having his AirPods in and messing around with friends turned into producing his own songs and finding a passion for music.  Barthol started experimenting with...

Technology has allowed me to really explore different aspects of design that Im interested in, especially on platforms like Adobe Photoshop, senior Prajwal Adhikari said.

Digital discoveries: finding passions through technology

Madison Kraft and Jeny Jithesh February 8, 2024

For senior Prajwal Adhikari, if he did not have access to design programs like Adobe Studios and Procreate on his laptop and iPad, he would not even consider going into art as a career. Adhikari said...

Senior Hade Henry as Gomez Addams in the Blue Valley Northwest production of “The Addams Family.”

Behind the curtain

Reagan Wald and Blen Belachew February 4, 2024

The Blue Valley Northwest Theatre performed “The Addams Family” from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3. Rehearsals for the production began in October and occurred from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. every weekday. Senior Hade...

Freshman Annie Cole performs with a participant of the Pup Pack dance clinic during the annual Husky Hoops Invitational.

Inspiring the next generation of dancers

Blen Belachew, Writer December 12, 2023

The Pack Dance Team participated in helping young dancers grow their skills during the Pup Pack dance clinic on Dec. 2. Junior dancer Macie Gorman participated in the clinic and said that although the...

Senior Elena Santelli said she has a positive relationship with her host family. “When I met them they were super nice and I was instantly comfortable with them.” Santelli said.

Home away from home

Sara Scheibel and Inaya Zaman December 4, 2023

As senior Elena Santelli entered BVNW for the first time, she felt overwhelmed by the unfamiliar environment. Not only was it a new building, but it was in a new country—one that was across the world...

Senior Sophie Lage looks through clothes to find a new outfit for a football game. “I have gotten better [at saving money] but sometimes I still do struggle with saving money,” Lage said.

The urge to splurge

Lindsay Maresh and Sri Trikona December 4, 2023

Senior Sophie Lage opens her Starbucks app and orders a Venti Iced Chai Tea Latte. This is an every other day occurrence for Lage. Based on her habits, Starbucks costs her approximately $22 a week, or...

In honor of childhood cancer month, Team Up for St. Jude members decorated the school with gold bows.

Gold Out KC for St. Jude

Rishitha Bonthu and Addie Aadland September 14, 2023

15 years ago, Kristy Myers-Trysla was notified that her seven-month-old son, Clayton Trysla, was diagnosed with a rare, stage four brain cancer.  “Clayton was given a five percent chance of survival....

Some students chose to participate in research-based internships over the summer

Stepping into the professional world

Nafsiya Hafiz and Sri Trikona August 22, 2023

From carrying out experiments and going over test results to showcasing a presentation, interns at the University of Kansas Medical Center had varying responsibilities, Senior Siri Gowda said. As students...

Photo courtesy of Caroline Lubbe.

Rose’s resilience

Nafsiya Hafiz, Writer May 18, 2023

Senior Rose Lubbe was diagnosed with a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome in second grade. For many, it can present as sore joints, nausea, joint hypermobility and chronic...

There are 244 million kids without access to a proper education worldwide (UNESCO).

Sharing space

Jeny Jithesh, Writer May 18, 2023

After the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, juniors Prateek Singh and Kevin Li were struck with an innovative idea that later began the non-profit, Sharing Space. Inspired by the lack of connectedness...

Many students choose to buy their lunch due to ease, but long lines and unappealing options cause some to forgo eating anything while school.

Lunchin’ and crunchin’

Hannah Rakolta and Sydney Barnett April 17, 2023

Starting at 10:13 A.M., just after their last sip of coffee, students begin to line up for lunch. Twenty-five minutes later, at 10:38 A.M., those same students are on their way to their second class period...

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