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Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Lauren Fischer, Print Editor May 21, 2018

I wrote my first story when I was six years old. It was about a leprechaun who lost his hat in the wind, only to find it later at the end of a rainbow. Cheesy, I know. But despite all its corniness, that...

If you really want to make a change, adjusting your diet is just as important as creating a great sign.

Marching isn’t enough. Go vegan.

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor April 14, 2018

Your perfectly crafted “anti-Trump, but pro-environment” pun you pasted on your poster board is not enough. It will garner support from other supporters, and it might even receive a laugh or two if...

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

Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

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...

Mental health in the sports world

Mental health in the sports world

Ben Brown , Sports Editor March 22, 2018

While people have become more aware about mental health, one athlete has brought this issue to the forefront of the sports world. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love wrote a piece in The Players’...

Blue Valley Northwest senior forward Parker Braun (23) watches a free throw attempt during the first half of the Huskies matchup with Derby at Charles Koch Arena. The Huskies defeated the Panthers, 82-61.

Quick scout: Previewing the 2018 state championship game

Ben Brown and Gabe Swartz March 10, 2018

Saturday’s matchup: No. 1 Blue Valley Northwest (20-4) vs. No. 2 Lawrence Free State (19-5), 6:15 p.m., Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kan. “This has kind of been predicted Free State and us,”...

A more connected advisory

February 27, 2018

In an average advisory class, most students are disengaged, on their phones and waiting for the 25-minute period to pass. Many graduate not fully knowing the peers they have spent four years with in advisory,...

The journey to imperfection

The journey to imperfection

Gavin Mullin, Photographer February 27, 2018

If I saved a million people, I would tell myself I should have saved a million more. No matter what I do, it never feels like it is enough. I am a perfectionist who sets expectations that are impossible...

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

Kanishka Mehra, Photographer February 27, 2018

On a recent trip to New Delhi, India, I became fascinated with the differences between the Indian education system and our system at BVNW. The most obvious difference between the schools is the layout...

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

Local focal: Selfie swoon

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,...

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

Swartz on sports: Welcome to the Mahomes era

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...

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

Players Headquarters: How Minecraft has changed gaming entirely

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...

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...

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