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...

A letter from your grieving son

Senior Gavin Mullin with his father, Rob Mullin, after his fifth grade graduation.

Gavin Mullin, Photographer

November 17, 2017

Dear dad, It seems like it was only yesterday we were playing Resident Evil together, laughing hysterically as zombies ravished our brains. I still smell the fresh bread from our last family vacation on the Disney cruise, and I recall smiling as I pretended to comprehend your aphasia. I still shiv...

One for fall, fall for all

First Fridays in Crossroads, Kansas City.

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

November 14, 2017

As the seasons change in Overland Park and the leaves change their colors, it's easy to overlook the simplicity of this time of year. Essentially, this season is every emotion one has ever felt, but intensified. The trees cling onto their parting leaves as we fill our coffee cups with warmth. The ph...

It starts with StuGo

Starting Monday Oct. 16 BVNW will implement a new hat policy that allows students to wear hats during school.

October 31, 2017

StuGo recently dealt with the ongoing complaints about students not being allowed to wear hats in school. It got the new rule approved by the administration, under which students can wear school-appropriate hats in all classrooms unless otherwise designated by the teacher as a hat-free zone. The student...

Swartz on sports: Stop pretending college sports are squeaky clean

Swartz on sports: Stop pretending college sports are squeaky clean

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

October 31, 2017

When you look long enough, you realize certain things in life aren’t as advertised. It’s taken me 17 years of life to realize college sports aren’t exactly what they’re advertised to be. It seems everyone wants to think college athletics- and big-time, money-making college sports like NCAA...

Music review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” and Kesha’s “Rainbowland”


Gia Shipman, Copy Editor-at-large

October 20, 2017

In “Rainbowland” by Kesha, there is a distinct range between each of her songs, from an upbeat pop feel to a feisty rock and roll rebel girl to inspirational and delicate. In “Boogie Feet,” her voice takes a more auto-tuned route with a grunge impression and a strong electric guitar presence...

A stricter approach to bullying

According to the National Center for Education, about 21 percent of students from age 12 to 18 reported being bullied at school during the 2015-2016 school year.

Paige Fulenwider, Writer

October 17, 2017

Since my first day of kindergarten, I have endured bullying. In the beginning of the harassment, it was based entirely off my curly hair. Everyday a fellow student would come up to me and pull my hair or she would tell me how unpleasant my curls were. I thought this classmate would leave me alone after I we...

Finishing as a Husky

Senior Maya Alexander left BVNW to attend Blue Valley High during her junior year. Now, she's back as a Husky to finish her senior year.

Feature friday, Anna Levine

October 13, 2017

Walking around the Northwest hallways, senior Maya Alexander feels good to be back home. Alexander spent about a semester at Blue Valley High after transferring out of Northwest during the middle of her junior year. But the rest of her family was not moving. Rather, Alexander needed a fresh rou...

Local focal introduction

Senior Gracie Christie at Grinter Farms' sunflower field

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

October 4, 2017

About four summers ago, I got my hands on my father’s DSLR camera and immediately fell in love with the simplicity in operating such a powerful device. Like most people, I wasn’t any good at photography when I started. Most of my photos were of walls, flowers and the sky. I would look at the featur...

Swartz on sports: J. Michael Sturdivant is far better than anyone could have expected

No one could've predicted just how good freshman wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant is already.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

September 27, 2017

Not even Blue Valley Northwest head football coach Clint Rider could’ve predicted this. Nor should he have. At least not this early. Prior to the season beginning, Rider said he wasn’t sure what role, if any, freshman wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant would play on BVNW’s varsity team for th...

They’re here, folks!

The iPhone X (left) starts at $999 and the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (right) start at $699 and $799 respectively.

A cup of tech, Ryan Jones

September 13, 2017

Why was the iPhone 7 afraid of the iPhone 8? Because the iPhone 7 8….10? Yes, you heard me. Not only did Apple decide to skip the iPhone 9 moniker, but they announced THREE new iPhones during the Apple Special Event on Sept. 12. They also announced a new Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Ser...

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