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


Digital illustration depicting the toxicity that can come with fandoms and social media.

Your fandom is making you sick

Lizzie Lively, Opinions Editor December 19, 2022

I enjoy being a part of an online fan culture, seeing different cosplayers’ takes on certain characters and reading fan theories. Enjoying media is fun and being a part of a community that enjoys it...

Digital illustration depicting two marginalized groups playing tug-of-war.

Why are we fighting each other?

Harper Latta, Writer December 19, 2022

The Oppression Olympics are an event in which no one should ever be winning the gold, silver or bronze. The Oppression Olympics, a term first coined in 1993 by Elizabeth Martinez, is a useless charade...

Digital illustration depicting a pair of Thanksgiving turkeys pulling Santas sleigh.

Where is Thanksgiving?

Anna Bailey, Print Editor November 24, 2022

Halloween is not celebrated in September, Valentine's day is not celebrated in January and a birthday is not celebrated an entire month prior, yet the Christmas season gets an entire two months in the...

Digital illustration representing the benefit privilege plays in certain situations.

Acknowledge your privilege

Shahd Abdeljalil, Photographer November 4, 2022

Recently, it was deemed unsafe for me to go to a friend’s house because of Islamophobic things her mother had said. The fact that people have the will to presume that I hate America, and discriminate...

Digital illustration of a group of young children trick-or-treating.

Why can’t I trick or treat?     

Regan Simeon, Social Media Editor October 29, 2022

When I was in elementary school, October meant one thing: trick-or-treating on Halloween night. I would spend months nagging my mom for the perfect costume to wear out with my friends, my biggest concern...

Digital illustration of Marilyn Monroe.

Why I will never watch “Blonde”

Lizzie Lively, Opinions Editor October 19, 2022

I will never see the Netflix movie “Blonde,” nor will I ever read the 738 paged work of “biographical fiction” by Joyce Carol Oates that the movie is based on. Both, while using Marilyn Monroe’s...

I cant sit still

I can’t sit still

Anna Bailey, Print Editor September 29, 2022

When I am working on my homework, getting up for a bit and taking a walk helps clear my brain so I can be more productive.  I am neurodivergent, specifically, I have been diagnosed with attention-deficit-hyperactivity...

The disgusting truth

The disgusting truth

Quinn Brown, Writer August 20, 2022

Last year, when I made the long trek across the Commons after lunch, I vividly remember stepping on half-used ketchup packets and ruining my converse. I looked down and saw other condiments, bread, utensils,...

Digital illustration showing a high schooler experiencing fear over missing out on social events with friends, more commonly known as FOMO.

What about me?

Harper Latta, Writer August 19, 2022

It is the middle of summer, and there is still one nagging thought continuing to cross my mind: “Why are my friends always together and never with me?” This thought, it turns out, is actually a form...

The Hotspot Cafe used to serve as a secondary cafeteria for students. Ever since Covid, it has sat idle.

Hotspot thoughts

Lucy Halverson, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

Things at school were much different before Covid. We had Husky Halftime, an absence of E-Hallpasses and the Hotspot Cafe was open. As school has gone back to what was considered normal, all three of those...

An untold message from Ukraine

An untold message from Ukraine

Elizabeth Caine, Chief Print Writer May 12, 2022

An 18-year-old boy is conscripted into war. A mother is fleeing her home with her children, leaving her husband behind to fight. A young couple,married on the day of the invasion, is now fighting for their...

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