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


Junior Savannah Hogan represents the color guard during the Homecoming parade.

Gallery: Homecoming spirit week parade

Jeny Jithesh, Online Editor September 22, 2023

Juniors Charley Newby and Brooke Troppito dance in the spirit week skits.

Gallery: Homecoming spirit week skits

Jeny Jithesh, Online Editor September 22, 2023

Beginning Friday, the Pledge of Allegiance will be recited every morning.

Blue Valley high schools align with Kansas Board of Education policy requiring “patriotic exercises”

Jeny Jithesh and Lexi Jones September 20, 2023

BVNW students will begin reciting the Pledge of Allegiance beginning Friday.  Kansas Statute 72-5308 requires public schools to provide a program for “patriotic exercises.” The statute lists the...

In honor of childhood cancer month, Team Up for St. Jude members decorated the school with gold bows.

Gold Out KC for St. Jude

Rishitha Bonthu and Addie Aadland September 14, 2023

15 years ago, Kristy Myers-Trysla was notified that her seven-month-old son, Clayton Trysla, was diagnosed with a rare, stage four brain cancer.  “Clayton was given a five percent chance of survival....

Harper and his wife, Vickie Harper. Photo courtesy of Kimberly Maxon.

A name to remember

Saraphina Wambi, Writer September 11, 2023

For former building substitute Bruno Harper, Blue Valley Northwest wasn’t just his place of work but was also somewhere he enjoyed being every day, principal’s assistant Dianne Waldo said. Harper passed...

A digital illustration of stickers promoting Olivia Rodrigos newest album, GUTS.

Don’t make your bed, listen to “GUTS” instead

Lindsay Maresh, Writer September 10, 2023

“all-american b*tch” - 9/10 This song explores the complicated emotions Rodrigo feels while attempting to be the “perfect American girl.” Her lyrics describe the pressure to be grateful all...

The boys soccer team practices indoors during a heat wave.

Heat hardships

Sydney Barnett, Chief Writer August 25, 2023

The Kansas City area has been dealing with a heat wave that began Saturday, Aug. 19, and will be over by Saturday, Aug. 26, according to KMBC News First Alert Meteorologist Nick Bender.  The wave will...

An example of increased representation and diversity in social media.

Challenging stereotypes

Saraphina Wambi and Rishitha Bonthu August 23, 2023

Growing up, Chinese and Taiwanese sophomore Caroline Lee said it was hard to find role models who looked like her due to the lack of people of color (POC) in mainstream media. Lee emphasized how the...

2023 Women’s World Cup

2023 Women’s World Cup

Adria Heinauer and Maggie Dahl August 23, 2023

This past Sunday, Spain’s Women’s National Football Team won their first World Cup title after defeating England in the final. An outcome many fans of the United States Women’s National Team (USWNT)...

Some students chose to participate in research-based internships over the summer

Stepping into the professional world

Nafsiya Hafiz and Sri Trikona August 22, 2023

From carrying out experiments and going over test results to showcasing a presentation, interns at the University of Kansas Medical Center had varying responsibilities, Senior Siri Gowda said. As students...

A visual depiction of the disorganized and messy state school bathrooms are often left in by students.

Bathroom frenzy

Hannah Rakolta, Writer May 25, 2023

The bell rings, alerting students that lunch has ended and it is now time to return to class. You watch your friends head off while you go to use the bathroom before class starts. Expecting peace, you...

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