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2018 Graduate Kadisyn Kircher competes in KC Superstar Semifinals

2018 Graduate Kadisyn Kircher competes in KC Superstar Semifinals

Olivia Dowell

June 5, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Top Stories

2018 BVNW graduate Kadisyn Kircher participated in the semifinals for the KC Superstar Competition, an annual singing competition held at the Jewish Community Center. The competition is structured similarly to American Idol, and the winner of the competition will win $10,000, according to JCC’s website. ...

Defying the decades

Defying the decades

Ethan Knauth, Staff Writer

May 1, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Students

After finding the time to enjoy a timeless tabletop game, some students indulge in Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D for short. Created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, the first edition of D&D was released in 1974, and the game is now on its fifth edition. Four decades later, people continue to play ...

From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 30, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

It wasn’t an unusual sight to find Clayton Custer in the gym during the early hours of the morning, or the latest hours of the night. Everybody has their own Clayton Custer story, there are plenty of them. For head coach Ed Fritz, it was that time where Custer and Loyola teammate Ben Richardson, ...

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 24, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, NEWS, SPORTS, Winter Sports

When the South Regional final between No. 9 Kansas State and No. 11 Loyola Chicago tips off Saturday night in Atlanta, there will be three BVNW graduates on the court. Loyola Chicago’s Clayton Custer and Ben Richardson will go up against Kansas State which includes senior walk-on Mason Schoen. Custe...

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

2014 Blue Valley Northwest graduate Clayton Custer was named the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year Tuesday. Custer, a redshirt junior at Loyola University Chicago, has led the Ramblers to a 25-5 record overall this year, going 15-3 in conference play. “It’s a super coo...

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

Walker Johnson, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Alumni, Fall Sports, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

After a year off from football, 2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The former Husky quarterback inked a two-year deal with the Alouettes Jan. 24. Although suiting up his sophomore year at BVNW, Fugate did not b...

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018


Filed under Alumni, FEATURES, NEWS, SPORTS, Top Stories

Another former Husky will transition into playing for a local professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City. Last week, Sporting KC signed 2014 BVNW graduate Zach Wright to the team as a homegrown player. Wright signed a one-year deal with the team, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to his...

A passion for programming

A passion for programming

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

As just a sophomore at BVNW, Brett Weiland is completely self-taught when it comes to programming and hosting his own website. He said he has always had this passion for software and programming but draws inspiration from his birth dad. “As a kid I always thought what he did was so cool,” Weiland...

A national talent

A national talent

Olivia Dowell, Writer

December 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Junior Hannah Thurlby was admitted into the NAFME All-National Orchestral on the oboe. Thurlby was the only BVNW band student to audition and be selected for this ensemble. While also being the only BVNW oboe player in the school’s history, she is one of the 11 selected in the nation. Due to her sp...

Developing debate

Developing debate

Jack Plank, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES

A lack of participation and excitement surrounding the debate program put it in a troublesome position three years ago, current athletic director Kevin Gerke, who was the activities director in 2015-16 said. The addition of head coach Art Delgado in the fall of the 2015-16 school year caused an overhaul...

Game on

Game on

Lauren Fischer and Carter Fitzsimmons

December 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS

Forty five students gather in room 103 to plan their practice schedule and organize teams for competitions every Thursday after school. This group is the eSports Club, founded by a small group of students in September of this year. “We’re all interested in video games and esports and so we just...

Drawing her future

Drawing her future

Olivia Dowell, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students, Top Stories

After receiving an early acceptance into the Savannah College of Art and Design, senior Gabby Gillespie is beginning her college experience. “I first heard about this school when I was researching colleges that have good animation programs,” Gillespie said. “I visited it my sophomore year. I j...

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