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Northwest introduces club boys volleyball

Northwest introduces club boys volleyball

Jack Nitz, Writer

January 16, 2020

Last spring, Heart of America Volleyball formed the Kansas City High School Boys Volleyball League after gaining more interest in boys volleyball at the club level. Twenty-seven teams throughout the KC Metro area played in the league last year. Girls varsity volleyball coach Molly Haggerty said BVNW...

A new way of exploring enrollment options

A new way of exploring enrollment options

Megan Yates, Writer

January 7, 2020

For the first time, Blue Valley Northwest is taking a more digital approach to the enrollment process.

Braun Bros to square off in renewed Border War

Braun Bros to square off in renewed Border War

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Committing to play basketball for the University of Kansas on Sept. 17, 2018, BVNW alum Christian Braun officially split the Braun household. With his older brother, Parker Braun already committed and redshirting at the University of Missouri, the Brauns had an athlete at each rival school. Upon...

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, ...

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