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Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Walker Johnson, Writer
May 5, 2017
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After three days of tryouts, four rounds of cuts and seventy other girls being eliminated, senior Gracie Ross was one of sixteen girls selected to be a part of the 2017-2018 University of Kansas cheer team. Ross said she was only a part of the Blue Valley Northwest cheer team her freshman and senior ye...

Expression through poetry

Expression through poetry

Xiqing Wang, Chief Writer
May 2, 2017
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The Academy of American Poets introduced April as National Poetry Month in 1996 as a way to increase the reach of poetry within the United States. In April, high schools in the Blue Valley School District participated in a poetry contest hosted by the Optimist Club of Kansas City. Three winners from...

Building bridges

Building bridges

Anna Cowden, Writer
April 27, 2017
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        In her room, sophomore Rachel Pang sits at her desk sanding her partially finished ukulele for an hour. This was only one of 50 hours spent over two months working and designing her own ukulele with little help from others and no building kit. Pang said she originally wanted to build a ...

Dalal Essa

Dalal Essa

Xiqing Wang and Ryan Jones
April 21, 2017
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Senior Dalal Essa was born in the Wichita, Kansas, and lived in the United States for four years. Afterward, she moved to her parent’s home country, Kuwait, and lived there for nine and half years. She said although she was not born in Kuwait, the majority of her childhood memories are deeply rooted ther...

Sculpting from the heart

Sculpting from the heart

Anna Levine, Writer
March 9, 2017
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In the BVNW gallery, a pearly white figure of a female body, constructed of alabaster, sits on display. When the natural light hits it perfectly, this small piece becomes the focal point of the entire room. This piece is senior Kailey Jamison’s sculpture, for which she won third place in the state ar...

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Senior Sarah Holder goes viral on Twitter

Walker Johnson, Writer
February 13, 2017
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295 thousand likes and counting. On Saturday, Feb 11, Blue Valley Northwest senior Sarah Holder turned a text and a taquito into social media fame. Her Twitter post about a neighbor mistaking her taquito for a cigar as she was driving through her neighborhood can be found posted on social media accounts...

A positive event

A positive event

Ryan Jones, Writer
January 18, 2017
Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease in 2015, Junior Allison Policky said she fought it off with corticosteroids, chemotherapy and blood transfusions. Policky said blood transfusions require donated blood and thus blood drives are a necessity. On Jan. 18, the annual blood drive through Comm...

Ringing in the New Year

Ringing in the New Year

Sara Rooney, Writer
January 12, 2017
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Tinkering with trikes

Tinkering with trikes

Sara Rooney, Writer
November 30, 2016
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While trying to escape the boredom of summer, two seniors, Kyle Huffaker and Malachi Swartz created a motorized tricycle. They said they wanted to do something valuable with their free time and what started off as a project to create a go-kart ultimately resulted in the creation of a motorized trike. ...

Fairing well in French

Fairing well in French

Anna Levine, Writer
November 18, 2016
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A sophomore in an all-senior class, Harrison Snell is taking French 4 despite already being fluent in the language. Before moving to Overland Park roughly a year-and-a-half ago, Snell and his family lived in France for two years for his dad’s engineering job. Snell and his family lived in the sou...

Going gold for a cause

Going gold for a cause

Anna Cowden and Xiqing Wang
September 30, 2016
Filed under Activities, FEATURES, NEWS, Students, Top Stories

Robbie Harding, senior Lauren Harding’s mom, said Lauren was diagnosed with Leukemia on July 30, 2010. She said Lauren also has Down Syndrome, and because of that, Lauren had a much higher risk of developing Leukemia than the average population. “I had known since she was an infant that she was at risk, but...

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