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Blue Valley staff members to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Megan Yates, News Editor January 30, 2021

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) is partnering with Children’s Mercy Kansas City to begin vaccinating school district employees, according to an email from Eric Punswick,...

Volunteer Cameron Smith discusses the inauguration and what is in store for the future of the U.S.

Volunteer Cameron Smith discusses the inauguration and what is in store for the future of the U.S.

Liz LaHood , Writer January 28, 2021

Although there have been a lot of mixed emotions about the 2020 inauguration, it is without a doubt a groundbreaking event in the United States’ history, with a woman now holding the highest office one...

At BVNW, John Albers was involved in AVID, track and field, wrestling, and soccer.

Mother to former BVNW student provides ways to help gain transparency in local government

January 26, 2021

Three years after former BVNW student John Albers' death, mother Sheila Albers suggests ways to help increase transparency in local government after records requests from Overland Park Police Department...

Graphic courtesy of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.

BVNW parents among the first to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Johnson County

Jack Bensing , National Editor January 21, 2021

With the vaccine becoming more and more available to the general public, several parents have had the opportunity to receive the vaccine in the past month. Currently, they are among the 1.5 percent of...

Debate team wins KSHSAA 6A Debate State Championship

Debate team wins KSHSAA 6A Debate State Championship

Jack Bensing , National Editor January 20, 2021

The team participated in a competition that included 6A schools from across the state. With the competition being online this year, participants had to adapt to the new environment in order to be successful....

The House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump Wednesday, Jan. 13, doing so made him the first president to be impeached twice.

President Donald Trump has been impeached, again

Megan Yates , News Editor January 13, 2021

The House of Representatives voted 232-197 to impeach President Donald Trump, with ten Republicans joining the Democrats in favor of the motion. The ten Republicans who voted to impeach Trump are: Rep....

2020 in review

2020 in review

Megan Yates, News Editor December 31, 2020

BVNW deals with a shortage of subs due to COVID

BVNW deals with a shortage of subs due to COVID

Megan Yates, News Editor November 16, 2020

Despite claiming his substitute for AP Physics 1 was able to monitor the class and keep them busy, junior Nick Wood said the sub was unable to help answer content questions as he was not specialized in...

Blue Valley announces distance learning for high school after Thanksgiving Break

Blue Valley announces distance learning for high school after Thanksgiving Break

Tessa Regan November 13, 2020

Friday afternoon, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan sent out an email this afternoon announcing the return of distance learning for high school and middle schoolers after Thanksgiving Break. Following the...

 In an effort to be more inclusive and representative of the entire senior class, BVNW Student Government created an alternative way to honor as many seniors as possible.

Student Government announces new plan to honor seniors in place of traditional homecoming court

Emily Moser, Writer November 6, 2020

Because of the COVID-19 restrictions in place this school year, BVNW did not have a homecoming dance or court as they traditionally do each fall. In the past, the senior class nominates their peers to...

Caroline Diederich and Albers at a party in May of 2017.

One local election’s impact on the BVNW community

Emma Johnson, Editor-In-Chief November 1, 2020

Coming home from their respective colleges to vote together, a group of BVNW class of 2019 graduates gather at the polls. Not only would it be this group's first time voting, but the election for Johnson...

With the Blue Valley school district’s decision to implement online learning, participating in academic dishonesty during online classes has become easier than ever before.

Cheating through the screen

Raabia Qureshi, Writer October 30, 2020

Writing information on sticky notes and sticking them to the computer screen. FaceTiming friends while taking a test. Copying and pasting the question into an online calculator. The methods of cheating...

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