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


Digital Illustration of the emotions and sense of self in character Riley Andersons mind.

Turning “Inside Out 2” Inside Out

Rishitha Bonthu, Arts and Entertainment Editor June 20, 2024

"Inside Out 2" is easily the best movie Pixar has come out with in many years, excluding "Luca." After a series of failed films, such as "Elemental" and "Lightyear," "Inside Out 2" is the perfect movie...

Senior Krisha Kare considers herself a germaphobe. “I use sanitizer mostly when I am unable to wash my hands but I sanitize mostly before and after meals,” Kare said.

From precaution to paranoia

Blen Belachew and Danielle Croom May 24, 2024

Feeling as though her appendix might burst, senior Payton Porter said she panicked and urgently called her mom, demanding a trip to the emergency room. After a while, Porter said she calmed down and realized...

Northwest band director Daniel Kirk will be leaving at the end of the school year.

Northwest’s band director Daniel Kirk resigns

Sydney Barnett May 22, 2024

Band Director Daniel Kirk recently announced he will no longer teach in public school districts after the 2023-2024 school year. Despite enjoying his time at Northwest, Kirk said he wants to recalibrate...

Photo courtesy of Debbie Katzfey.

Katzfey announces retirement

Madison Kraft and Inaya Zaman May 20, 2024

Current Athletic Director Debbie Katzfey announced her retirement on Monday, May 20 via email to the BVNW staff. According to Katzfey, this decision was difficult and came after much consideration of her...

Photo illustration of Taylor Swifts album over for her newest release, The Tortured Poets Department.

“The Tortured Poets Department” was torturous

Rishitha Bonthu, Writer May 14, 2024

“The Tortured Poets Department” mixes the intimacy of previous albums like “folklore” and “evermore” with the synth-pop beats of “Midnights” and “reputation”. While this release was...

Digital illustration of a tanning bed.

Tanning beds: risks and benefits

Maggie Dahl and Sara Scheibel May 13, 2024

Tanning beds. They’ve been around since the 70’s; since then, they’ve been used, enhanced and regulated. Tanning beds use UV rays to penetrate the skin and stimulate melanin, producing a tan over...

The Sonic located at 13485 Switzer Rd recently reopened after months of being closed.

New Sonic success

Harper Latta and Adria Heinauer May 13, 2024

“I quit, tell everyone we’re closed.” These are the words senior Vincent Jordan heard from his manager on the day Sonic located on Switzer closed.   Senior Elliese Thurlby said she was also...

Photo from girls varsity soccer game against Bishop Miege, May 7.

Huskies clinch victory on senior night

Danielle Croom, Writer May 9, 2024

In their final home game of the season, the Huskies secured a 2-0 triumph over the Bishop Miege Stags, marking an emotional farewell for nine departing seniors. Before kickoff, the team honored seniors...

Sophomore Will Gertner does a drill during practice. “I think practice is big in helping perform in games,” Gertner said. “I have the freedom to try things and see what works so I can execute them in games.”(Photo courtesy of Sporting Kansas City).

Kickstarting dreams

Danielle Croom, Writer May 2, 2024

Sophomore Kyan Detmer moved more than 1,300 miles from Las Vegas to pursue his dream with the Sporting Kansas City Academy.  At five years old, Detmer began his soccer journey, starting with a recreation...

Li has competed in DECA all four years of high school, winning various regional and state awards (Courtesy of Kevin Li).

Northwest senior recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars semifinalist

Sri Trikona, Writer May 1, 2024

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is a highly selective program that recognizes the nation's most distinguished high school seniors and can be achieved through multiple rounds of selections. Senior...

Digital illustration of a parent yelling at her child.

Strict parents raise sneaky children

Sri Trikona, Writer April 25, 2024

I watch, as fear instantly strikes my friend's face. It was a regular Friday night, five of my friends and I were playing board games at a cafe, laughing and having a great time. We were all talking, and...

Players on the soccer team celebrate with senior Kate Rooney after she scores the first goal during their game against Olathe South on March 21. “I think we were all waiting for the first goal to realize we can score and we can do this,” Rooney said. The Huskies went on to win against the Falcons, 3-0.

Praj’s Plays: April

Prajwal Adhikari, Sports Design Editor April 23, 2024

GIRLS SOCCER The girls varsity soccer team defeated the Olathe South Falcons on March 21, 3-0. The Huskies struggled early, having difficulties with ball movement and executing plays offensively. After...

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