The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


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.

A passion for programming

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...

Ball out of control

Ball out of control

Jack Plank , Writer December 19, 2017

As we wind down the year of sports in 2017, one family’s name has been in the spotlight throughout the year. If you haven’t been living under a rock, or have tuned into ESPN at some point in this...

esports is the next big franchise

esports is the next big franchise

TJ Vore , Sports Photo Coordinator December 13, 2017

As someone who regularly plays video games, I have come across a lot of gamers who take gaming very seriously. So, one thing I hate hearing is people saying “video games are not competitive.” Competitiveness...

The United States missing the 2018 World Cup could be a blessing in disguise.

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

Ethan Knauth, Writer December 13, 2017

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team committed a monumental disaster recently when failing to qualify for the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia. Blame was deservedly placed on the now former...

Our proposal for new learning spaces

Our proposal for new learning spaces

December 13, 2017

Principal Amy Murphy is in discussion with District Office to begin removing lockers either over the summer or during the 2018-19 school year. The administration has a tentative plan to turn the freshman,...

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

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...

Missouri fans likely wont get to see five-star freshman Michael Porter Jr. play anymore games for the Tigers.

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

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....

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

A letter from your grieving son

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...

First Fridays in Crossroads, Kansas City.

One for fall, fall for all

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....

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

It starts with StuGo

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...

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...

The Younger Now album cover is a mix of pop-culture and country.

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...

Load More Stories
Activate Search