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2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

2014 Blue Valley Northwest graduate Clayton Custer was named the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year Tuesday. Custer, a redshirt junior at Loyola University Chicago, has led the Ramblers to a 25-5 record overall this year, going 15-3 in conference play. “It’s a super coo...

Overland Park police shooting of BVNW student ruled justified

Overland Park police shooting of BVNW student ruled justified

Gabe Swartz and Anna Cowden

February 20, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe and Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez announced today that the shooting of Blue Valley Northwest junior John Albers on Jan. 20 was justified. The announcement was made during a morning press conference. No criminal charges will be brought against the off...

3D printer used to satisfy increasing demand for charging cords

3D printer used to satisfy increasing demand for charging cords

Ethan Knauth, Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Using the Makerbot, a school-owned 3D printer, to satisfy student need, Technology Integrations Specialist Nicholas Deffer and Librarian Craig Odle have created charging ports with the Makerbot, to satisfy the ever increasing demand for charging cords to charge devices. After he took notice of the...

Girls basketball program raises money for suicide awareness

Girls basketball program raises money for suicide awareness

Ellie Druten, Writer

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

Working with a foundation called Speak Up, the girls basketball program is selling suicide prevention shirts at Husky Halftime today Feb. 13, in preparation for tonight’s doubleheader against Mill Valley. Aimee Russell, junior Madison Gerard’s mother, is helping with the fundraiser and selling the ...

KSHSAA penalizes cheer program for illegal stunts during performance

KSHSAA penalizes cheer program for illegal stunts during performance

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

February 9, 2018


Filed under NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

Multiple stunts the cheer squad performed at Thursday’s Sweetheart assembly have been ruled illegal by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. Principal Amy Murphy said she believes the violations were accidental. “I do not believe that the coaches intentionally violated the rules,” M...

Assistant football coach Brandon Jenkins signs with the Omaha Beef

Assistant football coach Brandon Jenkins signs with the Omaha Beef

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, NEWS, SPORTS

After his first year of coaching at BVNW, assistant football coach Brandon Jenkins will return to playing professional football in 2018. Jenkins signed as a defensive lineman for the Omaha Beef, a team in the Champions Indoor Football League. Prior to arriving at BVNW, Jenkins played football at Ole Miss f...

Remembering John Albers

Remembering John Albers

Anna Cowden, Ethan Knauth

January 30, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

John Denis Albers, a junior at BVNW, died Jan. 20 from a police-involved shooting as he drove out of his family’s garage. Details surrounding his death are under investigation by the Johnson County Officer-Involved Shooting Team. The night following his death, students gathered for a vigil at Sunset Ridge ...

Blue Valley to implement laptop beta testing in schools

Blue Valley to implement laptop beta testing in schools

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

January 28, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

All five Blue Valley high schools will integrate Google Chromebooks or Apple Macbooks into four teacher’s classrooms starting late January or early February. According to Blue Valley Northwest Principal Amy Murphy, the beta testing is designed to evaluate how the classroom instruction will change if some...

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

Walker Johnson, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Fall Sports, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

After a year off from football, 2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The former Husky quarterback inked a two-year deal with the Alouettes Jan. 24. Although suiting up his sophomore year at BVNW, Fugate did not b...

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

Another former Husky will transition into playing for a local professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City. Last week, Sporting KC signed 2014 BVNW graduate Zach Wright to the team as a homegrown player. Wright signed a one-year deal with the team, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to his...

Marching band announces 2019 trip to London

Marching band announces 2019 trip to London

Ethan Knauth, Writer

January 23, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The Howlin’ Husky Marching Band will travel to London from Dec. 27 - Jan. 3 to play in the 2019 New Year’s Day Parade in London, England. Contrary to years past, Principal Amy Murphy said the district is choosing not to sponsor the marching band because of an agreement made last year. “Last yea...

Students hold candlelight vigil Sunday night in memory of John Albers

Students hold candlelight vigil Sunday night in memory of John Albers

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

January 21, 2018


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Students and BVNW staff members mourned in remembrance of junior John Albers tonight at Sunset Ridge Elementary. In a statement sent to BVNW families, principal Amy Murphy said Albers “died unexpectedly over the weekend.” The Overland Park Police said they are investigating Albers' death following a ...

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