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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 ...

Weight room undergoes renovations during winter break

Weight room undergoes renovations during winter break

Gabe Swartz and Ben Brown

January 4, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, NEWS, SPORTS, Springs Sports, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The “Church of Iron”-- as Strength & Conditioning Coach Clint Rider and the rest of Blue Valley Northwest athletics call the weight room at Northwest-- underwent renovations throughout the winter break. During the renovations to the weight room, the platforms located at each station were removed. ...

Safety first

Safety first

Ethan Knauth, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under FROM THE EXPRESS, NEWS

Every hour, two teenagers die due to a car wreck. According to the website Driving Laws, in over half of these deaths the teenage driver did not have their seatbelt on during the time of the accident. Established to save lives, the SAFE organization seeks to decrease the number of students driving...

Remembering Kaycie Johnson

Remembering Kaycie Johnson

Ryan Jones, Online Editor

December 8, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Kaycie JoAnn Johnson died Nov. 24. She was born July 8, 2000 in Ottawa, Kan. and is survived by her parents, Lucus and Brooke Johnson, and Corinne Hiles, and siblings Rebecca Conner, Jaden Johnson, Riley Johnson and Remmy Hiles. Kaycie was a senior at Blue Valley Northwest and was involved in We The Peopl...

How the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality will affect BVNW

How the FCC’s vote to repeal net neutrality will affect BVNW

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

November 27, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Despite technology playing a vital role in students’ lives, the knowledge surrounding net neutrality is largely not understood. Fifty one percent of BVNW students surveyed have never heard of net neutrality, according to a survey conducted by BVNWnews.com. Senior Griffith Stites said the lack of know...

Beach takes first at 6A State; Gawlick and Henry round out Huskies’ performance

Beach takes first at 6A State; Gawlick and Henry round out Huskies’ performance

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

October 28, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, Game Briefs, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

LAWRENCE- In the first race of the morning, freshman Riley Beach approached the starting line with fellow runner Katie Henry at her side. Beach would end her cross country season running at Rim Rock Farms for 6A State. Just one week prior to this, Beach qualified for 6A State by placing first at regio...

BVNW to implement new hat policy

BVNW to implement new hat policy

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-Chief

October 12, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The hat policy at BVNW will be changing. Principal Amy Murphy said after hearing from students for multiple years about the hat policy, and deliberating with Student Government, the administration decided to amend the policy beginning Monday. “We’ve talked about the hat policy for the last two years, i...

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Alumni, NEWS, Teachers, Top Stories

After working at BVNW as a math and AVID teacher for several years, Megan Geenens accepted a position as the school interventionist for the 2017-2018 school year. Geenens said the district worked on a solution to help students who are struggling academically in areas a traditional counselor may n...

BVNW football to play in second game of doubleheader at DAC

BVNW football to play in second game of doubleheader at DAC

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

September 14, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

Back-to-back football games on Friday, including BVNW against Blue Valley West, could cause chaos at the DAC due to the number of people attending the games. Blue Valley North is scheduled to host Blue Valley at 5 p.m. and BVNW is scheduled to play at 8:15 p.m. BVNW Athletic Director Kevin Ger...

BVNW graduates studying in Florida update conditions of Hurricane Irma

BVNW graduates studying in Florida update conditions of Hurricane Irma

Gia Shipman, Copy Editor-at-large

September 9, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Two BVNW alumni share their first hand experience of the preparation for Hurricane Irma heading towards Florida. Carly Robinette, a 2017 graduate attends Florida State University. Also graduating in 2017, Addie Hulet lives in Florida attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Wednesday Sept. 6...

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