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Stories from Blue Valley Southwest
Mind over Mask
Features

Karley Kent | November 25, 2020

After a six-month-long spring break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students are finally back in class. News of a quarantine struck in early March, and the impact of the virus began to alter almost every…

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College Hesitation
Features

Keithan Sharp | November 19, 2020

In a normal year, seniors would be staying up late cramming for their ACT tests, planning visits to scenic college campuses and learning how to apply to their dream school around this time of year. However,…

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Actions Speak Louder than Words
News

Sahar Baha | November 5, 2020

Blue Valley lacks a diverse range of backgrounds among its staff, students and community. With a little over 70% of the racial makeup being Caucasian/White, according to the district website, students…

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Hidden Helpers: managers talk about their jobs assisting sports teams
Sports

Siri Chevuru | March 30, 2020

Sports teams make up a large part of a school’s identity. Banners hang in the gym recognizing athletes’ achievements and ice cream is passed out after each state victory. However, some people who spend…

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Dash down the lane: junior Yaseen El-Demerdash qualifies for Paralympic trials in Singapore
Sports

Sahar Baha | March 27, 2020

From joining the Kansas City Blazers swimming team nine years ago, to being invited to the Worlds Series swim meet in Singapore, junior Yaseen El- Demerdash has had a huge impact on the school’s swimming…

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Sips and Smiles: A look into Southwest Sips: a student-run business
Features

Rebecca Suku | March 26, 2020

Spreading smiles and delivering drinks, Southwest Sips is a business managed by the students in the connections class. Connections class teacher Jackie Malec started the program three years ago.

Malec…

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