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


Side-by-side photo of a pro-choice (left) and pro-life (right) campaign sign for the Value them Both Amendment, June 28. The voting for the Amendment is apart of the 2022 Kansas Primary Election and will end on Aug. 2, with voter registration open until July 12. Photo editing by Liz LaHood.

Recent Roe v. Wade court decision adds gravity to upcoming Kansas vote

Julia Moser and Lucy Halverson July 10, 2022

The 1973 Roe v. Wade landmark decision was overruled on Friday, June 24, meaning the constitutional right to an abortion was eliminated by the Supreme Court. This now leaves the legality of abortions up...

KSHSAA has proposed a Rule 5 change, which would cause some high schools to face division changes. If approved, BVNW will potentially compete against St. Thomas Aquinas and other new schools on the regional and state levels.

New KSHSAA rule change could make competition in high school sports more equal

Alyssa Gagnon, Sports Editor July 3, 2022

KSHSAA is one step closer to changing the classification of some high schools, in order to make the competition level more equal. So far, this bill, proposing a change in Rule 5: Classification of Senior...

Digital illustration of a Top Gun: Maverick movie poster.

“Top Gun: Maverick” – Inspiration or letdown?

Saraphina Wambi, Writer June 15, 2022

When I think of classic 80s films, one of the first movies that comes to mind is “Top Gun,” starring Tom Cruise as Naval aviator Pete “Maverick” Mitchell. For some, “Top Gun” brought light...

Seniors Tyler Lively and Jackson Brueckner present their design at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. (Photo courtesy of Tyler Lively)

Achieving the unexpected

Elizabeth Caine, Print Chief Writer May 27, 2022

Seniors Jackson Brueckner and Tyler Lively recently won the Best of Show and Honeywell awards at the 2022 Kansas City Invention Convention. Brueckner said he and Lively won for having the best invention...

The Hotspot Cafe used to serve as a secondary cafeteria for students. Ever since Covid, it has sat idle.

Hotspot thoughts

Lucy Halverson, Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2022

Things at school were much different before Covid. We had Husky Halftime, an absence of E-Hallpasses and the Hotspot Cafe was open. As school has gone back to what was considered normal, all three of those...

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Petition calls for censure and removal of Jim McMullen from the Blue Valley School Board

Rachel Hostetler, Online Chief Writer May 6, 2022

Senior Elise Jessee and orchestra teacher Mike Arbucci were two of over 3,300 people who signed a petition sponsored by ‘Blue Valley For All’ to remove Jim McMullen from his position on the Blue Valley...

Photo courtesy of Hannah Haworth.

New dance team coach announced

Lindsay Maresh , Writer May 1, 2022

In the coming school year, Hannah Haworth will be joining the English department at Northwest, as well as adopting the position of head coach for The Pack dance team. Haworth is currently receiving her...

The Huskies celebrate after senior Megan Yates game-tying goal in the 4-3 win over Blue Valley West, April 26.

BVNW defeats the reigning state champions, BVW, 4-3, in a back-and-forth game

Alyssa Gagnon, Writer April 27, 2022

Not only does the Blue Valley West girl’s varsity soccer team have three consecutive state championship titles under their belt, they also had not lost a game all season - that was until they played...

The Crystal craze

The Crystal craze

Quinn Brown, Writer April 3, 2022

Recently, there has been a huge trend involving crystals, in addition to essential oils, rose water, pendulums and other products. I constantly see people carrying crystals for a variety of reasons, such...

Graphic illustration depicting a group of graduates.

Northwest productions

Ashley Adams, Writer March 31, 2022

Attending Blue Valley Northwest may be the first step to a bright future. Brother duo, and BVNW graduates, Justin and Jordan Shipley joined the path of screenwriting. They collaboratively wrote “Wrecked,”...

Feminism through literature

Feminism through literature

Tessa Regan , Print Editor March 27, 2022

“Men Explain Things to Me” by Rebecca Solnit  A novel containing a collection of nine essays, written over the course of eight years, discussing the role and key aspects of women under the...

Digital illustration including various banned and challenged books in Blue Valley.

“All Boys Aren’t Blue” reconsideration update

Lindsay Maresh , Writer March 22, 2022

The novel “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by George M. Johnson was recently up for reconsideration on whether it should be available for students in the Blue Valley Northwest library. The vote took place...

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