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The BVNW dress code will allow tank tops next year

The BVNW dress code will allow tank tops next year

July 19, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

Principal Amy Murphy sent an email to the BVNW community this morning concerning dress code for the coming year. The dress code now allows tank tops that meet certain guidelines. The email said this is due to students' concerns relating to tank tops last year. The email is included below: Dear BVNW ... Read more »

Alumni write and direct new TBS show “Wrecked”

Alumni write and direct new TBS show “Wrecked”

Ryan Jones and Brandon Fagen
June 13, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

On June 14 at 9 p.m. central time, the TV show “Wrecked”, by brothers Jordan and Justin Shipley, will air on the TBS network. Jordan and Justin, aside from being writers and directors of the show, are also graduates of Blue Valley Northwest. Jordan and Justin credit their time at Blue Valley North... Read more »

Baseball wins first game of regionals, 6-5, and loses second game, 0-2

Baseball wins first game of regionals, 6-5, and loses second game, 0-2

May 19, 2016
Filed under Photos, SPORTS, Springs Sports, Top Stories

The fans sat on the benches, dripping in cold rain as they watched the baseball players study each other's moves. At the bottom of the seventh inning, BVNW was down 0-2 against Olathe South. If they won this game, they would go on to play state. If not, it was the end of the season. Thursday night, BVNW boys... Read more »

Woods program receives donation from Ryobi company

Woods program receives donation from Ryobi company

Gabe Swartz, Sports Editor
May 18, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After creating a mechanical clock as part of a SkillsUSA competition during her junior year, 2016 graduate Alexa Summers made it her goal to get the woods program at BVNW a scroll saw. Despite constant pandering by Summers with wood teach teacher Don Gustafson and Darren Masten, a scroll saw was never ... Read more »

New schedule to pilot at BVNW and BVHS next year

New schedule to pilot at BVNW and BVHS next year

Natasha Vyhovsky, Editor-in-Chief
May 17, 2016
Filed under NEWS, Top Stories

The Blue Valley school district approved a schedule change Monday for next year that would pilot in BVNW and BVHS. The change would do away with TCB and replace it with a flexible hour of work time every day combined with lunch. The hour would be split, with half the teachers taking lunch the first... Read more »

Gallery: Class Day

Gallery: Class Day

May 13, 2016
Filed under Photos, Top Stories

University updates

Emma Bruce, Editor in chief
May 13, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After applying to Harvard, Stanford and KU, senior Benji Hawkins will attend the KU Honors Program next fall. "Well I didn’t get into [Harvard or Stanford] and I only applied to three schools, and those were the three, so I’m going to KU,” Hawkins said. Hawkins said when he initially made... Read more »

Review: Dare to Dazzle TV

Review: Dare to Dazzle TV

Lauren Fischer, Staff Writer
May 12, 2016
Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, Reviews, Top Stories

The lights dim, and the stage goes silent. 17 girls walk out, crossing in front of the audience, then making their way up the stairs and onto the stage. Suddenly, the lights go up, revealing a shiny silver background reflecting all the stage lights and the BVNW Dazzlers wearing black glittery outfits.... Read more »

Facing feminism through multiple lenses

Facing feminism through multiple lenses

Ayesha Vishnani, Opinion Editor
May 10, 2016
Filed under FEATURES, Top Stories

With the players for the U.S. women's national soccer team filing a wage-discrimination complaint last month, concerns regarding gender inequality have resurfaced. BVNW students and staff shed light on how feminism and societal gender roles shape the process of understanding inherent gender differences.

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