The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School

BVNWnews

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...

The crystal craze

The crystal craze

Quinn Brown, Writer April 3, 2022

Recently, there has been a huge trend involving crystals, in addition to essential oils, rose water, pendulums and other products. I constantly see people carrying crystals for a variety of reasons, such...

Stripped of motivation

Stripped of motivation

Hannah Rakolta, Writer February 23, 2022

Before we went to online learning last year, I enjoyed coming to school and being a good student. However, ever since the pandemic started, it has been an immense struggle to find the motivation to go...

Recycling clothes and shopping sustainably are both ways to buy clothing without contributing to fast fashion.

Consider the cost

Anna Bailey, Writer February 15, 2022

Popular brands like Shein, Forever 21, Nike, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Zaful and others are all contributors to the fast fashion industry. The term “fast fashion” is defined by the Oxford dictionary...

Graphic of the three different Spider-Men, Garfield (left), Maguire (middle) and Holland (right).

Which “Spider-Man” actor is best?

Thomas Rose, Writer January 22, 2022

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” has fueled the fire of one online debate that has been ongoing since 2012, when the Spider-Man universe was rebooted for the first time with “The Amazing Spider-Man.”...

Staff editorial: Dont ban books

Staff editorial: Don’t ban books

December 17, 2021

A parent of a Northwest student recently asked for the removal of “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by George M. Johnson from the school’s library. The novel is a memoir of a Black queer man, as Johnson refers...

There is room for everyone on the road

There is room for everyone on the road

Anna Punswick, Guest Writer December 16, 2021

First and foremost, this letter is not an attack on the author as a person, nor a petition to persuade them to change their beliefs. This response is solely to provide a different perspective on claims...

Guest opinion: A case of faith

Guest opinion: A case of faith

Hayley Riddle, Guest Writer December 1, 2021

Sitting on the floor of the PAC, eating my lunch, I overheard, “I don’t get the whole Christianity thing. If Jesus is so great, why couldn’t he take a rusty nail?” According to one student, “religion...

The outdated school diet

The outdated school diet

Lindsey Farthing, Photo Editor November 26, 2021

Have you ever wondered why it is required to put an apple on your plate in order for your meal to be considered “complete?” This is one of many outcomes from the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The...

Behind bars

Behind bars

Alyssa Gagnon, Writer November 7, 2021

Imagine living in a cage your whole life, doing the same thing everyday over and over again. Your sole purpose in life is to look interesting for people who are paying to see you.  No, you are not...

Stay in your lane

Stay in your lane

Liz LaHood, Online Editor November 7, 2021

“Call this number and Jesus will save you.” That was the message on a billboard I noticed while driving across I-70 to St. Louis several weeks ago. The sheer number of different signs I saw that all...

Social media is a scam

Social media is a scam

Julia Moser, Managing Editor October 8, 2021

Remember when you were little and you would play with your favorite Barbie doll? What was her body type? She was skinny. We viewed her as the ideal girl. We saw her as perfect, so we wanted to be her....

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