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2020 retirees

2020 retirees

Megan Yates, News Editor

May 26, 2020

Several Northwest staff members will not be returning for the 2020-2021 school year. These include teachers Jim Hale, Marlee Coyne, Carol Cobb, Michaelyn Podany, Steve Landes, Tenny Dewey, Jane Schaumburg and paraprofessionals Sally Rice and Deb O’Halloran.  Teaching for 27 years at BVNW plus two years...

New head baseball coach named

New head baseball coach named

Jonny Isaacson, Jack Nitz, and Megan Yates

May 26, 2020

Previously an assistant coach at Blue Valley Southwest, Sherwood High School in Missouri and Kettle Moraine in Wisconsin, Mike Pangborn said he is looking forward to having his own team and mentoring the players within the baseball program. “I just want to be a part of the culture and the atmosphere...

“We did not receive your response”

“We did not receive your response”

Raabia Qureshi, Writer

May 21, 2020

For the past few weeks leading up to his AP Electricity and Magnetism exam, Senior Samay Shah said he had spent hours studying and felt confident in his abilities to pass the test. The day of the exam, Shah said he had written his answers on a piece of notebook paper and taken a picture of it right before...

Out with the old

Lyricist Charles Anothy Silvestri, composer Kurt Knecht and northwest students and staff discuss the new Alma Mater over a Zoom call.

Kathryn Case, Writer

May 20, 2020

  Due to the lack of widespread knowledge of the Alma Mater among the Northwest community, choir teacher Elizabeth Richey-Sullivan said it was time for a new one to be written and composed. “We never sing the old [Alma Mater] and it’s never sung at games,” Richey-Sullivan said. “It...

Northwest hires new theater director

Sydney Kohart (middle) stands with other SMN theater teachers.

Maddie Oliver, Chief Writer

May 18, 2020

After former drama teacher and theater director Steve Landes announced his retirement at the end of the 2020 school year,  BVNW prepares to welcome a new teacher to the drama department, Sydney Kohart. During a Zoom call to welcome Kohart on May 13, assistant principal Andrew Addington said he was excited...

Student item pick up

Student item pick up

Kathryn Case, Writer

May 17, 2020

The following schedule will start on Tuesday, May 26th for seniors only. 9:00 - 9:30 Acikgor - Breidenthal 9:30 - 10:00 Brewer - Collins 10:00 - 10:30 Conaway - Faye 10:30 - 11:00 Feather - Harris 11:00 - 11:30 Hartwick - Kauth 11:30 - 12:00 Kellogg - Maher 12:30 - 1:00 Mahring - Nicholson 1:00...

John Hilton named new athletic director

John Hilton named new athletic director

Jonny Isaacson and Jack Nitz

May 16, 2020

John Hilton is slated to become the next athletic director at BVNW. Principal Amy Pressly announced the news to the Northwest community via email Friday. Hilton served as the athletic director at Lawrence High School starting in 2018. Prior to his time at LHS, Hilton was an athletic director at Bon...

Senior Crushes

Senior Crushes

May 15, 2020

Virtual Wellness

Virtual Wellness

Tessa Regan, Writer

May 10, 2020

Seeking to enter into Technovation, a worldwide competition in which girls solve real-world problems in their community using technology, junior Ana Cecilia Gutierrec said finding the right team to create an app was not a struggle. “I wanted to include friends I knew that had special skills that could re...

Opinion: A letter for the underclassmen

Opinion: A letter for the underclassmen

Maddie Beischel, Photo Editor

May 7, 2020

Dear Northwest students, “Highschool goes by in a blink of an eye.” When I heard that phrase my freshman year, I rolled my eyes, thinking “these idiots, four years sounds like an eternity.” But trust me, I feel like just yesterday I was walking through the BVNW doors for the first time with...

Game on

Nathan Harris (Right) substitutes for another player who had a broken hand. “I was friends with two
members of the team at the time so they reached out without practicing with them at all. I drove to play
with them in Tulsa,” Harris said.

Jack Nitz, Writer

May 5, 2020

After years of progressing through the esports community and meeting new people, senior Nathan Harris began playing “League of Legends” competitively in an effort to improve his abilities in the game he loves. At the age of five, Harris began playing video games with his brothers on their Nintendo...

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