Ken Thomas, the advisor of We the People, poses with the state championship plaque.

We the People wins eighth state championship in 10 years

Jack Bensing , Writer January 29, 2020

The We the People team secured their eighth state championship in 10 years at the competition at Kansas State University Jan. 27.  The We the People team participates in an annual competition,...

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...

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.
BVNW alumni Parker Braun (23) and Christian Braun (0) watch the action from the bench after checking out in the fourth quarter of the Huskies matchup against Lawrence High at Charles Koch Arena March 8. The Huskies defeated the Lions, 65-37.

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...

Kansas State Senator John Skubal talks as fellow Senator Jim Denning looks on at the Pre-Legislative Town Hall held at BVNW, Dec. 7.

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...

BVNW SRO Anthony Garcia stands outside the main entrance for dismissal Monday. There was an increased police protection at BVNW in reaction to a threat against the school.

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...

Junior Sophie Shaw warms up ahead of the varsity football game, on Oct. 12.

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...

Senior Markell Hood carries toward the basket during the game against Blue Springs, Nov. 30. BVNW defeated BSHS, 70-40.

“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...

Junior Raabia Qureshi was selected to serve as the Area One KAY President on Nov. 12.

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...

Freshman Reese Gaston sketches
her three point perspective project
to better represent how people
visualize things in real life on Oct.
14. “At first it’s kind of hard, but
then you get the hang of it, so it
makes it fun,” Gaston said.

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....

Instagram will test hiding likes from the followers of users in the coming week.

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...

Principal Amy Pressly messages students through BlackBoard, an educational information company, to better communicate with students.

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...

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