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Spring sports season canceled
Coronavirus

Jonny Isaacson | March 25, 2020

For the first time in school history, the spring sports season at Blue Valley Northwest will not be played. The decision made by the Kansas State High School Athletics Association (KSHSAA) was in accordance…

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Last coach standing
Sports

Ben Hobbs | March 9, 2020

 Head wrestling coach Tim Serbousek remains as the only coach left from 1993, when the school opened. Starting his coaching career in Iowa with a youth league, Serbousek moved on to utilize his coaching…

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The verdict is still out
Features

Ethan Knauth | March 5, 2020

Staying on course with the changing tide in education, the Blue Valley School District pivoted in the summer of 2018 to provide all students, sixth grade and above, with their own laptop. Each high school…

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NFL 101 Awards recap
Sports

Jonny Isaacson | March 3, 2020

The 101 Awards, which recognizes the top NFL players and coaches each year, occurred earlier Saturday at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. This was the 50 anniversary of the event. The players and coaches…

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STICKing to business
SNO's 18 Under 18

Natalie Policky | February 28, 2020

Entrepreneurship runs in the San Agustin family including freshman Sabrina San Agustin. San Agustin’s mother owns an ice cream truck named “Polar Oasis” and her father owns an IT business named “CTSS…

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Royal dad
Sports

Matthew Lemke | February 27, 2020

Troy Stremming, father of junior Sydney Stremming, is a partner in the Royals Crown Partners, one of the 22 owners of the Kansas City Royals baseball team franchise. 

Stremming said playing college…

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Cash-strapped in the valley
News

Jenna Weyforth | February 27, 2020

Look around. Within the halls of BVNW, a considerable number of students sport $98 Lululemon leggings, $180 Adidas Ultra Boosts or simply drown out their surroundings with $165 Apple AirPods. This image…

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Controversy hits Pro-life Club at Blue Valley Northwest
News

Megan Yates | February 4, 2020

As a result of the BVNW pro-life club posting about their attendance at the Topeka Rally for Life on their Instagram, students took to social media to voice their opinions about the club. 

Despite…

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50 years in the making
Sports

Jonny Isaacson | February 3, 2020

After defeating the Tennessee Titans in the AFC Championship game, the Kansas City Chiefs are going back to the Super Bowl for the first time since 1969. The 50-year drought was the third longest in the…

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Ivy leagues are overhyped
Opinions

Emma Johnson | January 16, 2020

Ivy League fever has swept the nation with these schools reaching a record number of applications and the lowest acceptance rates in their histories. This leaves people to go to extremes to get in. For…

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Baby Bumps
Features

Kathryn Case | January 14, 2020

Teaching while pregnant, business teacher Meghan Trader said requires asking a lot of her body. This drastic change is not made any easier as the teachers in the Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission…

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Huskies after hours
Features

Natalie Policky | January 10, 2020

Marlee Volmer

Marlee Volmer gets paid to try on dresses and promote them on Instagram, one of the perks of working at Natalie M., a dress store at 127th and Metcalf.

Volmer earns money by…

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BVNW junior to be an honorary coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs home game against the Raiders
Sports

Megan Yates | November 25, 2019

Sophie Shaw was told three weeks ago that she would be a coin toss ambassador for the Chiefs game on Dec. 1. Ever since, Shaw said she has been excited for the day to arrive.

“I am super excited and…

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Games Galore
Features

Matthew Lemke | November 20, 2019

Working for your parents is not something many students get the privilege of, however that is the case for sophomore Olivia Ryan. Monte Cook Games is a roleplaying game business run by Ryan’s family….

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Why So Silent?
Opinions

Raabia Qureshi | November 7, 2019

A few weeks ago, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner called it quits–and now that I’ve grabbed your attention, there are much more pressing matters to discuss. 

Almost 80 years ago, the world said “Never…

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This mom rocks
Features

Jenna Weyforth | November 7, 2019

Cheers are heard as red smoke explodes into the dirty blonde hair of the lead singer and BVNW parent Jennifer Roswold. As her guitar blasts and the drumsticks slam to the heavy rock beat, Joan Jett and…

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The Blue Valley School District takes legal action against JUUL
Vaping

Megan Yates | November 4, 2019

Joining the Olathe, DeSoto, Goddard, Concordia and Shawnee Mission school districts, Blue Valley has decided to sue JUUL. 

The Blue Valley school district is being represented by the Goza & Honnold…

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Returning to the Pack
Features

Maddie Oliver | October 29, 2019

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, BVNW alumnus Matthew Maher said that he felt different in his own skin, mentioning he struggled with relating to people. After beginning the Connections class…

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Hogs and kisses
Features

Jenna Weyforth | October 24, 2019

During her Veterinary Medicine class at CAPS, 2018 graduate Olivia Rigdon said she was told not to get too attached to the baby piglets at the farm where they were working. The pigs were to be slaughtered…

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Remembering Souk Khamishong
Features

Megan Yates | October 10, 2019

Souksana “Souk” Khamishong was one of six children and the only son of parents Bounthieng and Khambay Khamsihong. He was born on April 5, 1965 in Champasak, Laos and immigrated to the U.S. in 1981….

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Ransomware the cause of recent network outage, BV District CIO says
News

Ethan Knauth | September 25, 2019

Early in the morning of Aug. 9, Blue Valley Chief Information Officer Brian Daley said he began receiving word from Blue Valley School District personnel saying they were unable to connect to Blue Valley…

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Huskies win first game in two years, defeat Wildcats, 34-28
Sports

Jonny Isaacson | September 25, 2019

Down two scores, 28-14, with under four minutes left to play in regulation, the Huskies were looking for any type of late push that would put them back in the game. Following an unsuccessful fourth and…

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BVNW senior guard Christian Braun commits to the University of Kansas
Sports

Ethan Knauth | November 20, 2018

Near the end of sixth hour in the Auxiliary Gym, senior guard Christian Braun announced his commitment to the University of Kansas on a full-ride scholarship, beginning in the 2019-20 season. In communication…

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