Huskies defeated by Timberwolves 3-1

Senior Will Vancrum dribbles the ball through the defense.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

October 21, 2020

After a scoreless opening nine minutes, junior Ryan Masterson would put the Huskies on the board first, giving them a 1-0 lead. Before the end of the half, the Timberwolves would add two more goals, one of which would come off goalkeeper Jared Young slipping on the wet grass. Young said the condition...

Northwest defeats Basehor-Linwood, 5-0

Sophomore Sam McIntosh dribbles the ball.

Jack Nitz, Sports Editor

October 15, 2020

Beginning as a defensive battle for most of the first half, the first goal of the game did not come until senior Luke Rahto scored a goal with 4:38 remaining in the first half. Head coach Brian Pollack said the team played well in the first half, but could not capitalize on some opportunities.  “...

Teacher odd jobs

Matt Shulman, social studies teacher at BVNW, spends his Sunday mornings preparing meals for his small catering company.

Rachel Hostetler, Writer

October 13, 2020

BVNW teachers have been working in an array of settings over the summer. Some found summer jobs to make some supplement money, while others wanted to take their hobbies and interests to a new level.

Late comeback attempt falls short, Mustangs defeat Huskies, 34-27

Senior Leo Clennan sacks the quarterback against Blue Valley North, Oct. 9.

Jonny Isaacson, Sports Editor

October 10, 2020

Trailing by two scores with 3:14 left in the game, junior quarterback Mikey Pauley and the Huskies had been in this situation before. Last season, the Huskies were able to make the comeback happen against Harrisonville before defeating them in overtime.  The comeback would start the right way when ...

FBI opens civil rights investigation into 2018 police shooting of BVNW student

John Albers was involved in soccer, track and field, wrestling and AVID at BVNW.

Emma Johnson, Editor in Chief

September 26, 2020

The FBI is opening a civil rights investigation into the 2018 police shooting of BVNW student John Albers. John was backing out of his driveway in the family minivan and toward a police officer when the officer fired 13 shots at John inside the vehicle killing him. The police were dispatched to the Alb...

Blue Valley removes four books from course curriculum due to racial concerns

Bella Rinne, Executive Editor

September 25, 2020

Principal Amy Pressly notified the BVNW English Department of the retirement of four books from the school curriculum, “Of Mice and Men,” “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn,” “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” and “To Kill a Mockingbird” on Sept. 17. She said a committee within the Academic...

Hybrid schedule announced for high schools

Blue Valley School District moves out of the orange zone, allowing for high school students to return to school in a hybrid model on Oct. 5.

Megan Yates, News Editor

September 21, 2020

As Blue Valley schools move out of the orange zone, Superintendent Tonya Merrigan announced that beginning Oct. 5, high school students will go into the hybrid model. “Throughout this pandemic, we have said multiple times we want to bring students back to school in-person in some form as soon as we...

Class distribution day 9/21

Teacher Sarah Lim hands a student a box with a mask on.

September 21, 2020

BV district COVID dashboard

 The picture above is of the coronavirus microbe.

September 21, 2020

The Blue Valley School district created a district-wide COVID-19 dashboard, where confirmed positive COVID-19 cases are updated weekly. The district-wide total is provided, along with cases separated by each high school feeder area and individual schools. For more information about the dashboard click...

Choir teacher announces long-term leave of absence

Choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan conducts the choir students during the National Anthem before the Husky Night parade in August of 2019.

Megan Yates, News Editor

September 18, 2020

In her email sent out to choir students and their parents, choir director Beth Richey-Sullivan said her decision to leave Northwest was not an easy one. Richey said it comes after acknowledging that she can not continue to grow the choir program while dealing with personal issues outside of school.  ...

Varsity boys get their first win of the season, 3-1 over St. Thomas Aquinas

Sophomore Sam McIntosh (3) and senior Ethan Hunt (11) chase the ball in the boys varsity soccer game, Sept. 17.

Megan Yates, News Editor

September 18, 2020

With his first win over STA as head coach, Brian Pollack said he knew going up against the Saints was going to be hard, so getting the win, Pollack said, felt really good.  “It feels pretty darn incredible,” Pollack said. “They are one of those historic programs where you know every time y...

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