Guest Opinion: Thoughts on the Protests

Guest Opinion: Thoughts on the Protests

MaKenzie Iszard, Class of 2020 senior

June 9, 2020

I would first like to start by saying black lives matter.  We have always mattered and we will always matter. If you believe my statement is controversial then you are a part of the problem.  This week has been filled with many emotions, mostly sadness and anger. Sadness that I have to watch su...

Opinion: A letter for the underclassmen

Opinion: A letter for the underclassmen

Maddie Beischel, Photo Editor

May 7, 2020

Dear Northwest students, “Highschool goes by in a blink of an eye.” When I heard that phrase my freshman year, I rolled my eyes, thinking “these idiots, four years sounds like an eternity.” But trust me, I feel like just yesterday I was walking through the BVNW doors for the first time with...

Opinion: Buying in bulk

Opinion: Buying in bulk

Maddie Clark, Photog

April 13, 2020

As Coronavirus panic and hysteria set in, social media is flooded with images of empty shelves and overpriced hand sanitizer. Buying products in bulk may seem like an efficient way to regain control during these times, but it leaves others at a disadvantage. If people simply bought what they needed,...

You don’t need to know my body count

Treating your own body and that of others with a higher level of respect is the first step to reform. Everyone deserves both privacy and control of their bodies, as well as the power to dictate what it does with whom.

Courtney Krebs, Writer

March 3, 2020

Let me paint you a picture. It's the Monday after a school dance and everyone is sharing their weekend adventures at the lunch table. You’re a girl. Your friend leans in and whispers about how that girl sitting one table over hooked up with two different guys in one night. Wait, maybe three. Oh ye...

The necessity of Personal Finance

Junior Lauren Kline discusses how the personal finance class greatly benefits students and should be required for all students to take.

Lauren Kline, Photographer

February 13, 2020

If you have ever spoken to a high school student, you have assuredly heard the common complaint of not learning anything useful in school. What you may not know is that most schools, including Blue Valley, offer a class teaching high school students necessary things in order to succeed in life. One o...

The case for impeachment

The evidence against the president when it comes to impeachment is compelling.

Jack Bensing, Writer

January 22, 2020

Politicians have riled up the country for months with cases for and against the impeachment of President Trump. If one unbiasedly looks at the evidence and the facts, the case for both articles of impeachment is a lot more compelling than the opposition’s premise.  The Democrats in the House of Representative...

With rise in external pressure on teens, more emphasis should be on own internal well-being

With rise in external pressure on teens, more emphasis should be on own internal well-being

Grace Miller, Writer

January 20, 2020

As a junior in high school, I often hear my fellow students reminisce about the good old days when they were children and didn’t have to deal with the grind of a young adult reality. As kids, their time after school consisted of carefree play, and they slept their nights away without a second thought. ...

Ivy leagues are overhyped

Junior Emma Johnson describes why she feels Ivy League schools get more recognition than they deserve.

Emma Johnson, Managing Editor

January 15, 2020

Ivy League fever has swept the nation with these schools reaching a record number of applications and the lowest acceptance rates in their histories. This leaves people to go to extremes to get in. For one family, that was paying $1.2 million in order to make their daughter a fake athletic profile so she ...

Teen’s latest obsession: themselves

The rise of social media has lead to a huge and inherently harmful increase in teen narcissism.

Bella Rinne, Opinions Editor

November 11, 2019

In a world of selfies and Tik Tok fame at one’s fingertips, it’s no surprise that the ever-growing presence of social media has contributed to the impression that teens are more narcissistic than ever.  Think about the last time you went through your Instagram feed or For You page: how often d...

Why So Silent?

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

Raabia Qureshi, Writer

November 7, 2019

A few weeks ago, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner called it quits--and now that I’ve grabbed your attention, there are much more pressing matters to discuss.  Almost 80 years ago, the world said “Never again” after witnessing one of the most horrendous periods of time: the Holocaust. Today, that...

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