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


Side-by-side photo of a pro-choice (left) and pro-life (right) campaign sign for the Value them Both Amendment, June 28. The voting for the Amendment is apart of the 2022 Kansas Primary Election and will end on Aug. 2, with voter registration open until July 12. Photo editing by Liz LaHood.

Recent Roe v. Wade court decision adds gravity to upcoming Kansas vote

Julia Moser and Lucy Halverson July 10, 2022

The 1973 Roe v. Wade landmark decision was overruled on Friday, June 24, meaning the constitutional right to an abortion was eliminated by the Supreme Court. This now leaves the legality of abortions up...

KSHSAA has proposed a Rule 5 change, which would cause some high schools to face division changes. If approved, BVNW will potentially compete against St. Thomas Aquinas and other new schools on the regional and state levels.

New KSHSAA rule change could make competition in high school sports more equal

Alyssa Gagnon, Sports Editor July 3, 2022

KSHSAA is one step closer to changing the classification of some high schools, in order to make the competition level more equal. So far, this bill, proposing a change in Rule 5: Classification of Senior...

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Petition calls for censure and removal of Jim McMullen from the Blue Valley School Board

Rachel Hostetler, Online Chief Writer May 6, 2022

Senior Elise Jessee and orchestra teacher Mike Arbucci were two of over 3,300 people who signed a petition sponsored by ‘Blue Valley For All’ to remove Jim McMullen from his position on the Blue Valley...

Photo courtesy of Hannah Haworth.

New dance team coach announced

Lindsay Maresh , Writer May 1, 2022

In the coming school year, Hannah Haworth will be joining the English department at Northwest, as well as adopting the position of head coach for The Pack dance team. Haworth is currently receiving her...

Digital illustration including various banned and challenged books in Blue Valley.

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” reconsideration update

Lindsay Maresh , Writer March 22, 2022

The novel “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by George M. Johnson was recently up for reconsideration on whether it should be available for students in the Blue Valley Northwest library. The vote took place...

BVNW community reacts following Olathe East shooting

BVNW community reacts following Olathe East shooting

Lucy Halverson, Editor at Large March 4, 2022

A school resource officer and administrator were injured in a shooting at Olathe East High School, March 4 between 10 and 10:30 a.m. The suspect, an 18-year-old male student at Olathe East, was also injured...

Photo the the varsity Pack Dance Team from their State Competition, Nov. 19.

Pack dance team coach resigns, effective immediately

March 4, 2022

The Pack Dance Team head coach, Tarrah Bossert, resigned, effective immediately March 3. More information is to come.

A shortage in drivers has caused many busses to be late this school year.

Update on the bus dilemma

Alyssa Gagnon, Writer March 3, 2022

Throughout the 2021-22 school year, many bus riders at Blue Valley Northwest have not had the pleasure of a consistent bus schedule. “The bus has been late at least 10 or 11 times [this year]. It's...

Following her retirement announcement, Dr. Pressly says an emotional farewell to the Northwest staff.

Pressly announces retirement

Megan Yates, Editor-In-Chief February 22, 2022

Principal Amy Pressly announced to staff members in a meeting after school Tuesday, and the Northwest community in an email, that she will retire at the end of this school year.  Pressly had eight...

Photo of the husky mascot statue, which sits at the BVNW main entrance.

Education legislation

Rachel Hostetler, Online Chief Writer February 22, 2022

A press conference was held Friday, Feb. 18 at St. Andrews Golf Club to discuss several bills introduced by the Kansas legislature that will impact healthcare and the state’s public education system. At...

Courtesy of David Sharp

New assistant principal announced

Elizabeth Caine, Print Chief Writer February 17, 2022

Next school year, David Sharp will be Blue Valley Northwest’s new Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction. Sharp is currently teaching science at Overland Trail Middle. During his time there,...

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