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


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....

Sophomore Mahathi Reddy gathers data on her Macbook, Nov. 11. “I am collecting just job descriptions in order to make sure that there’s no bias,” Reddy said.

Diversifying recruitment

Ashley Adams, Writer November 24, 2021

There are a multitude of ways for one to spend their free time. Perhaps they could see friends or watch a movie. Sophomore Mahathi Reddy takes a slightly different approach to her unoccupied hours.  For...

Sophomore Harper Latta poses with her parents and siblings Waverly and Everett Latta, Oct. 11. “I’ve known them my whole life, so yeah they’re my parents there’s nothing different about it,” Latta said.

Bonded by more than blood

Reagan King and Alyssa Gagnon November 6, 2021

Senior Jennifer Clarkson was three years old when she was adopted from China.  As a single mother in her forties, Clarkson’s mom, Jan Clarkson, started looking into adoption after a divorce. She...

Juniors Elijah Henderson and Hudson Henzlik, along with seniors Ainsley Aadland and Regan Poppen, spend time together in Connections class.


Lucy Halverson and Lindsay Maresh November 5, 2021

Under the Friday night lights, senior Ainsley Aadland dances for the roaring crowd, alongside the BVNW dance team, The Pack.  Aadland is involved in a variety of school activities including Special...

Sophomore Sterling Smith works his job as a lifeguard, Sept. 6.

Working class

Libby Addison, Writer September 29, 2021

Every day, working students at Northwest attend school with the rest of their class. However, as their peers' school day comes to an end, some students must prepare for work. Students like sophomore...

Freshman Caitlyn Kingler breaks the huddle with her teammates during a football practice.

Girls on the Gridiron

Quinn Brown and Anna Bailey August 20, 2021

Blue Valley Northwest has only had one girl play on the football team in the past five years. For the upcoming season, there will be two girls on the team. Freshman Caitlyn Kingler will play kicker and...

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