The boys basketball team is going to make school history and win their third straight state championship.

Senior Christian Braun drives in the game against Blue Valley West on Friday Feb. 8 at BVW. BVNW defeated BVW, 57-49.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank

February 27, 2019

Northwest has been known for its boys basketball program for years. This current team can help solidify BVNW’s reputation. For the first time in school history, the boys basketball team has a chance to secure three straight state championships. The Huskies finished the regular season 18-2, clinching the numb...

Despite 2018 woes, varsity football has a bright future

Junior Evan Ranallo runs with the ball in the game against Harrisonville on Sept. 7 at the DAC. The Huskies dropped the game to the Wildcats, 29-24.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank

November 9, 2018

After the loss in the opening round of sub-state against No. 1 Gardner Edgerton, the Husky football team finished the season with an 0-9 record. However, the potential of the young core of players in the program will lead the Huskies back to the success that has been seen in previous years, when coach S...

Hey NFL, take a page out of high school’s playbook.

Junior Evan Ranallo runs with the ball in the game against Harrisonville on Sept. 7 at the DAC. The Huskies dropped the game to the Wildcats, 29-24.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank

September 11, 2018

NFL, it’s actually time to start caring about your players’ safety and making some real changes through the coaches, instead of making drastic rules that are failing to work and frustrating players. This past NFL offseason, the league passed a new rule on head-to-head contact. The new rule sta...

Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

With now former girls varsity basketball head coach Brian Bubalo gone, Athletic Director Kevin Gerke must fill another position this Spring.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

March 22, 2018

When former head football coach Mike Zegunis stepped down from his role at Blue Valley Northwest last February, Athletic Director Kevin Gerke was put in an unfamiliar position. Gerke was left with the first varsity head coaching vacancy during his time at BVNW, in a sport accustomed to speculation. What...

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Senior Gracie Christie models at the #admireyourselfie exhibit on Jan. 10.

Local Focal, Kanishka Mehra

February 9, 2018

The creative community in Kansas City grew tremendously last year both in numbers and talent, due in part to the July 2017 launch of The KC Creatives (@thekccreatives), an Instagram collective of models, make-up artists, photographers and other artists in the Kansas City area. In December of ...

Swartz on sports: Welcome to the Mahomes era

Next year, Chiefs fans will get to see whether Patrick Mahomes is the real deal.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

January 31, 2018

It’s finally here. Christmas doesn’t normally come in late January, but for Kansas City Chiefs fans that is exactly what happened when Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star broke the news Tuesday night that the Chiefs and Washington Redskins had agreed to a deal that sent quarterback Alex Smith to Wash...

Players Headquarters: How Minecraft has changed gaming entirely

With Minecraft approaching its ninth year, there is no doubting what this game has done for the community.

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

January 30, 2018

You spawn into a new world with nothing to start and wonder “What do I want to do first?” As the day goes on you find yourself building beautiful structures, a full scale White House, a huge mansion with 80 floors and an enormous pool. Sounds fun, right? If only there was a game that allowed this. Oh wait, ther...

Three photographers, one model

Three photographers, one model

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

January 10, 2018

Observing how photographers create their own style can be just as fascinating as doing it yourself, and also beneficial when starting out as a photographer. They perfect and reform their styles through hours of shooting, manipulation and post-processing, experimenting with lenses, angles or editing ...

Players Headquarters: Why the new God of War is a breath of fresh air to the franchise

After five long years since the last installment, God of War is one of the most anticipated games of 2018.

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

December 24, 2017

13 long years since the first God of War was released, Sony Interactive Entertainment is breathing new life into an old Playstation favorite, which spans seven games across multiple platforms of Greek mythology. The main character of the series is Kratos, a spartan warrior who was tricked into killin...

A passion for programming

Weiland displays some of his computer parts in his workplace on Nov. 26. He has a radio receiver, raspberry pi, Arduino and his computer in Linux mode.

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017

As just a sophomore at BVNW, Brett Weiland is completely self-taught when it comes to programming and hosting his own website. He said he has always had this passion for software and programming but draws inspiration from his birth dad. “As a kid I always thought what he did was so cool,” Weiland...

Swartz on sports: Examining BVNW basketball’s biggest question marks entering this season

After spending most of the 2016-17 season on the bench, senior guard Max Johnson will need to play a larger role for the Huskies this year.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

December 1, 2017

The Northwest basketball program is back in action at home Friday night against Hogan Prep at 7 p.m. but before they get back on the court this season, we’ll examine five questions they’ll need to answer to cut down the nets in Wichita again this March. So with that, let’s get into it. Who’...

Swartz on sports: Michael Porter Jr.’s injury puts damper on Missouri’s season

Missouri fans likely won't get to see five-star freshman Michael Porter Jr. play anymore games for the Tigers.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

November 22, 2017

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and one of college basketball’s would-be brightest stars, Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. has been declared out for the year with a spinal disc injury. The five-star recruit who last played with Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Wash. was ran...

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