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Sculpting from the heart

Sculpting from the heart

Anna Levine, Writer

March 9, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

In the BVNW gallery, a pearly white figure of a female body, constructed of alabaster, sits on display. When the natural light hits it perfectly, this small piece becomes the focal point of the entire room. This piece is senior Kailey Jamison’s sculpture, for which she won third place in the state ar...

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Walker Johnson, Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

295 thousand likes and counting. On Saturday, Feb 11, Blue Valley Northwest senior Sarah Holder turned a text and a taquito into social media fame. Her Twitter post about a neighbor mistaking her taquito for a cigar as she was driving through her neighborhood can be found posted on social media accounts...

A positive event

A positive event

Ryan Jones, Writer

January 18, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015, Junior Allison Policky said she fought it off with corticosteroids, chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Policky said blood transfusions require donated blood and thus blood drives are a necessity. On Jan. 18, the annual blood drive through Comm...

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

Sara Rooney, Writer

January 12, 2017


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Tinkering with trikes

Tinkering with trikes

Sara Rooney, Writer

November 30, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

While trying to escape the boredom of summer, two seniors, Kyle Huffaker and Malachi Swartz created a motorized tricycle. They said they wanted to do something valuable with their free time and what started off as a project to create a go-kart ultimately resulted in the creation of a motorized trike. ...

Fairing well in French

Fairing well in French

Anna Levine, Writer

November 18, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

A sophomore in an all-senior class, Harrison Snell is taking French 4 despite already being fluent in the language. Before moving to Overland Park roughly a year-and-a-half ago, Snell and his family lived in France for two years for his dad’s engineering job. Snell and his family lived in the sou...

Going gold for a cause

Going gold for a cause

Anna Cowden and Xiqing Wang

September 30, 2016


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Students, Top Stories

Robbie Harding, senior Lauren Harding’s mom, said Lauren was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 30, 2010. She said Lauren also has Down Syndrome, and because of that, Lauren had a much higher risk of developing Leukemia than the average population. “I had known since she was an infant that she was at risk, but...

Serving Success

Serving Success

Sara Rooney, Writer

September 27, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Both a student and tennis player, junior Elizabeth Trupp has had to find a way to manage her lifestyle. Trupp has been playing tennis for over seven years and because she plays at a top level, she is required to leave school early on a daily basis for practice and preparation. Trupp plays for a club tenn...

Behind the lens

Behind the lens

September 22, 2016


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Fighting for the Olympics

Fighting for the Olympics

Xiqing Wang, Chief Writer

September 15, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, SPORTS, Students, Top Stories

Freshman Olivia Baxter said she has been practicing taekwondo, a Korean martial art, at Ko’s Black Belt Academy since she was seven years old. Baxter said she started the sport for fun in the first grade, influenced by a friend’s attendance in taekwondo classes. Head coach and Owner of Ko’s Black Belt Ac...

Manning on music

Manning on music

Ryan Jones, Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Senior Maggie Manning competed in the finals of the KC Superstar competition at the Kauffman Center on Aug. 28. Sponsored by the Jewish Community Center, the competition looks for talented singers in the Kansas City area that are seniors or younger during the past school year. At BVNW, Maggie Mannin...

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