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


Senior Jon Krogull says he does not have any specific criteria when it comes to dating. “I look for girls who I can relate to
and be myself around, but most of all I [want them to] have a strong moral compass,” Krogull said.

Looking for love

Ashley Adams, Copy Editor April 15, 2023

Growing up with parents of an arranged marriage, freshman Sumlina Alam has acquired a unique perspective on the benefits of different types of relationships. “[Arranged marriages] can be very...

Digital illustration of a facial plastic surgery transformation.

Pretty priviledge

Addie Aadland and Bridget Hamlin April 15, 2023

Sophomore Brooke Zimmer said there was a time when she thought looking like someone else would change her life. “At the time, I was sort of lonely, and I thought if I looked a certain way that I would...

Digital illustration of a person apologizing for being hit by someones car because they think the driver is attractive.

The golden rule

April 15, 2023

Imagine your crush, the prettiest person in school, walking up to you and asking if you would like to be their date to prom. You would be ecstatic, planning everything out to the second. Then imagine finding...

Sarah Bell works at IHOP where she helps clean and busses tables. “I like bussing tables,” Bell said.

Steps to success

Addie Aadland and Sydney Barnett February 14, 2023

Every morning, junior Sarah Bell hops on the school bus and heads to her job at IHOP. At IHOP, she clears dishes and wipes down tables as a busser. “I like bussing tables. That means [taking] the...

Ribbons are used to express support and raise awareness for all types of cancer.
The white ribbon represents lung cancer, the green for lymphoma, the pink for
breast, the navy for colon, and the purple for pancreatic.

The fight for life

Saraphina Wambi and Bridget Hamlin February 14, 2023

When math teacher Teresa Hogan first received her diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma in December 2014, she felt as though it was straight out of a movie. “They called me, and I was alone in my house,...

At what cost?

At what cost?

Lindsay Maresh and Ashley Adams February 14, 2023

When survivor Kristy Childs left home at age 12 to escape what she described as a hostile environment, she was forced into sexual exploitation. Childs was sex trafficked until she was 36 years old.  “I...

The Kansas City area is considered one of many human trafficking hotspots due to its location at the intersection at major interstates I-35 and I-70.

If you see something, say something

February 14, 2023

To many of us, stories of human trafficking are horrible tragedies that seem far, far away from our everyday lives. Unfortunately, that is simply not true. Human trafficking has become a global issue,...

Chris LaValley, the ceramics and painting teacher, works on her latest art piece. “This series focuses on where my inspiration from nature began and my enjoyment on focusing on smaller details and elements most would miss,” LaValley said.

Cherishing creativity

Quinn Brown and Lexi Jones December 19, 2022

As December is national art month, the intricacy and beauty of art is recognized nation-wide. The Nerman, Prairiefire, Nelson Atkins, Kansas City Artists Coalition — these are all names of local museums...

Digital illustration depicting one half of a healthy brain and one half of an Alzheimers-induced brain.

Remember me

Alex Cowdrey and Bridget Hamlin December 19, 2022

Broadcast teacher Kim White has long-feared her own diagnosis of Alzheimer’s since her father developed the disease. “What if I'm the one that has [Alzheimer’s], who then takes care of me. I don't...

Digital illustration of the iconic jumping pose from the High School Musical series.

Not-so “High School Musical”

Addie Aadland, Writer November 4, 2022

Growing up, many children and teenagers were enamored with  movies and TV shows based on a high school setting. Movies like “Mean Girls,” “High School Musical” and “Ferris Bueller's Day Off”...

Sophomore Safa Qureshi and senior Hiba Issawi hold signs to represent protests in Middle Eastern countries and their own beliefs.

Unnoticed. Unaddressed. Uncovered. 

Alex Cowdrey and Saraphina Wambi November 4, 2022

Pakistani junior Wania Munir said because people have become desensitized to violence in the Middle East, the media does not give those countries the attention they deserve.  “When people think of...

Officer Batley believes showing respect to an officer is the best thing people can do in any situation. “If you can be respectful and
have a conversation with me, I’m going to do more to try to help that person in their situation,” Batley said.

Do you know your rights?

Hannah Rakolta and Lexi Jones November 4, 2022

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” (Miranda v Arizona). These famous lines are part of your Miranda rights: the set list of...

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