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StuGo and We the People collaborate to host Town Hall

StuGo and We the People collaborate to host Town Hall

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

December 7, 2019

For the first time in Blue Valley Northwest’s 27 year history, a Town Hall was held at the school according to We the People teacher Ken Thomas. The event was put on for educational purposes, Thomas said.  “[We organized the Town Hall] to get these representatives and senators here and talk abo...

SnapChat video at the heart of school threat

SnapChat video at the heart of school threat

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

November 25, 2019

Due to a threat made against Blue Valley Northwest Sunday night, there was an increased police presence on campus Monday morning. School Resource Officer Anthony Garcia said although not explicitly visible throughout the day, it doesn't mean that there was no added protection on school grounds. Garcia...

BVNW junior to be an honorary coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs home game against the Raiders

BVNW junior to be an honorary coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs home game against the Raiders

Megan Yates, Writer

November 25, 2019

Sophie Shaw was told three weeks ago that she would be a coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs game on Dec. 1. Ever since, Shaw said she has been excited for the day to arrive. “I am super excited and I am insanely stoked to be apart of this whole thing,” Shaw said.  Shaw said this honor is ...

“Late Night in The Pound” returns for first time since 2016

“Late Night in The Pound” returns for first time since 2016

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

November 21, 2019

Blue Valley Northwest will be holding, “Late Night in The Pound” For the first time in three years. The event will start at 8 p.m. with a scrimmage of the Unified Sports basketball team. Following that will be scrimmages from future Husky elementary basketball teams, the girls varsity and junior va...

Qureshi selected to serve as Area One KAY President

Qureshi selected to serve as Area One KAY President

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

November 20, 2019

After deciding to run only a few days before the election, junior Raabia Qureshi was selected over two other candidates to serve as the 2019-20 Area One Kay Club President. As part of her duties as president, Qureshi will be required to attend a training meeting in Topeka, write up to three newsletter...

Northwest art teachers propose addition of AP art classes to Blue Valley curriculum

Northwest art teachers propose addition of AP art classes to Blue Valley curriculum

Courtney Krebs, Writer

November 19, 2019

Art teachers Chris LaValley and Melanie Mikel suggested the addition of AP Drawing and AP 2D Art and Design/Photography classes to the Blue Valley curriculum at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. If the proposals are approved, the changes will take place starting at the beginning of the 2020-20...

Instagram to test hiding likes for US users

Instagram to test hiding likes for US users

Ethan Knauth, Editor in chief

November 16, 2019

After previously concealing likes in seven other countries, CEO Adam Mosseri said Instagram will follow suit for its American-based users. Only happening on a trial-basis, Mosseri said the social media service seeks to reduce the competition aspect of the platform.  “It’s about young people,...

My principal just texted me?

My principal just texted me?

Jack Bensing, Writer

November 11, 2019

With the first snow of the season during school hours today, principal Amy Pressly sent out a text to students letting them know to take precautions on the roads and get home safe. Originally utilizing email as the main method of communicating with students, the administration has switched to texting using a...

NCAA paves way for athletes to profit off names, images and likenesses; BVNW athletes respond

NCAA paves way for athletes to profit off names, images and likenesses; BVNW athletes respond

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

November 5, 2019

Ever since the NCAA was founded in 1910, they have stood by their claim and rule that student-athletes are not to be paid, but recently on Oct. 29, the NCAA’s top decision makers voted unanimously to start the process of modifying its rules to allow college athletes to profit from their names, ...

The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL

Megan Yates, Writer

November 1, 2019

Joining the Olathe, DeSoto, Goddard, Concordia and Shawnee Mission school districts, Blue Valley has decided to sue JUUL.  The Blue Valley school district is being represented by the Goza & Honnold law firm, located in Overland Park, Kan.  Addressing Blue Valley staff members in an email,...

ACT changes mean students can retake test sections separately next September

ACT changes mean students can retake test sections separately next September

Jenna Weyforth, Chief Writer

October 16, 2019

ACT announced they will be adding three new options to their traditional standardized test Oct. 8. Taking effect on the September 2020 test day, retakes of each section- English, math, reading and science- can be  taken separately on testing days. Having already taken the ACT, BVNW Junior Phillip Zhuang said al...

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Blue Valley District proposes 2020 bond issue

Ethan Knauth, Editor in Chief

October 15, 2019

Asking for close to $187 million, the Blue Valley School District (BVSD) plans to reinvest in and reinforce current District owned property with a new bond issue set to go to vote in 2020. Needing only a majority vote to pass, BVSD highlights the bond’s no tax rate increase as its main benefit for constit...

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