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


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...

Senior Mary Breau said that it became extremely hard to manage work between classes due to the stress and unique pressure of this school year.

Stressful Semester

Rachel Hostetler, Writer June 24, 2021

Three and a half years ago, current senior Mary Breau watched the now-graduated seniors sit in the senior section, and thought about her own senior year-- her prom, senior skits and assemblies. However,...

Junior Lillian Lee became an ambassador for KCJDI in 2016, the first year it was open.

Drawn into dance

Reagan Kauth, Writer May 12, 2021

Many people’s everyday choices are heavily influenced by what they see on social media which two BVNW students have used to their advantage to promote a passion of theirs. Senior, Abbey Griffin, is...

Beginning second semester, members of Spanish Honors Society began writing to high school orphans in the Domincan Republic.

Spanish Honors Society begins pen pal program to the Dominican Republic

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer May 4, 2021

Wanting new ways to practice spanish skills and learn about a new culture, Spanish teacher Heather Martens said that the idea of writing pen pal letters to orphans in the Dominican Republic came through...

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