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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...

Walk-on Wildcat

Walk-on Wildcat

Walker Johnson, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Alumni, Fall Sports, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, SPORTS, Sports Features

Dalton Schoen lines up as a wide receiver during the second quarter of Kansas State University football’s season-opening game against Central Arkansas. At the snap of the ball, Schoen streaks down the field, gets behind the defenders and watches the long pass into his hands. He outruns the last opposing...

Phixation

Phixation

Anna Levine and Jaelen Matthews

December 12, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Top Stories

After the rise in vapes coming to Northwest last year, students have moved to a more discreet alternative to get their nicotine intake. It is no longer uncommon for students to take hits off their Phixs or Juuls throughout the school day. “Just last hour, this kid next to me was hitting his Phix,”...

The importance of remembrance

The importance of remembrance

Ethan Knauth, Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

As one of nine participants from the Kansas City area selected for an educational trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, sophomore Brayden Cardozo was able to get a personal educational experience that he said gave him a deeper understanding of his heritage. Each year, the Together We Remember program ...

Meaningful murals

Meaningful murals

Ellie Druten, Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Rachel’s forte

Rachel’s forte

Ethan Knauth, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students

Transitioning  into a new role, senior Rachel Sallman now conducts the freshman girls concert choir, a choir she was previously a part of. Every year, a senior in choir is selected to conduct an independent study. Choir teacher, Beth Richey-Sullivan wanted to carry on this long standing tradition. “[Rachel]...

FOMO

FOMO

Walker Johnson, Writer

October 31, 2017


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

On any Friday night, there are students sitting at home after the football game because their friends said they did not have anything planned. They scroll through their Instagram feed, and come across a picture of their friends at a party without them. A survey by The Express found 73.7 percent of...

An advancement in education

An advancement in education

Olivia Dowell, Writer

October 31, 2017


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

Due to his love of cars and hands-on work opportunities, senior Gage Hudnall enrolled in the Automotive Collision Technology department at the Olathe Advanced Technical Center. “They actually teach you how to work on [cars],” Hudnall said. “I decided to try it out, and I love it so far and it’s...

We got spirit

We got spirit

Ellie Druten, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students

Cheerleading at Northwest, with the exception of the first years when the school opened, has been a girls-only sport. However, this could soon change due to senior Cooper Bredehoeft. Bredehoeft is currently working to restart the yell-leading program, with cheerleading coach Megan Geenens as the sponsor. “What...

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