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


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...

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.

A stricter approach to bullying

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...

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

Finishing as a Husky

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...

Senior Gracie Christie at Grinter Farms sunflower field

Local focal introduction

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...

No one couldve predicted just how good freshman wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant is already.

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

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,...

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

They’re here, folks!

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...

Social justice warrior Shaun King wants viewers to stop watching the NFL because former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick doesnt have a job.

Swartz on sports: Why boycotting the NFL is absurd

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz September 11, 2017

Boycotting the NFL is ridiculous, absurd and patently stupid. This past Friday, social justice warrior Shaun King posted an article titled “Together, let’s boycott the NFL.” In his article, King...

Bell yes

Bell yes

Xicret Menu's , Xiqing Wang April 25, 2017

Rated 2.5/5 Emma Watson Belles Apparently Taco Bell is getting fancy on us, because they now serve Iced Vanilla Coffee. So now, I’m firing back at this multimillion dollar company (because they’ll...

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