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Leading the pack

Leading the pack

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, SPORTS, Students

When the race starts, she makes sure to keep her pace and breathe rhythmically. She then zeroes in on the group of runners to pace with, picks someone to run with and makes sure she finishes before them. With the finish line in sight, she exerts all her energy to get there, often placing ahead of other...

Finishing as a Husky

Finishing as a Husky

Feature friday, Anna Levine

October 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Walking around the Northwest hallways, senior Maya Alexander feels good to be back home. Alexander spent about a semester at Blue Valley High after transferring out of Northwest during the middle of her junior year. But the rest of her family was not moving. Rather, Alexander needed a fresh rou...

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Alumni, NEWS, Teachers, Top Stories

After working at BVNW as a math and AVID teacher for several years, Megan Geenens accepted a position as the school interventionist for the 2017-2018 school year. Geenens said the district worked on a solution to help students who are struggling academically in areas a traditional counselor may n...

The twin connection

The twin connection

Sara Rooney, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Recently modeling for lifestyle blogger Sarah Ruhlman of SarahScoop.com on a segment of KcLive, senior Ivana Popova got this opportunity from her internship that was due to own blog with her twin sister, Kalina. “It was a really cool experience. I modeled a homecoming dress for PromGirl,” Ivana sa...

A major musician

A major musician

Olivia Dowell, Writer

September 21, 2017


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

At age 4, sophomore Aleena Li began playing her first instrument, the piano. One year ago, she decided to learn the harp, translating of her piano skills to this new instrument.  On average, Li practices six hours a week. “I wasn’t enjoying the violin a whole lot, so my parents asked me if I wanted to...

Creating calligraphy

Creating calligraphy

Ellie Druten, Writer

September 21, 2017


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

As Jessica Sarff’s paintbrush meets the paper the watercolor bleeds into vibrant shades of blue spelling out “may your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” Sarff explained calligraphy as writing with a brush pen, using watercolor, or writing with something that makes thick and thin lines....

Stohlmann’s success

Stohlmann’s success

Anna Cowden and Olivia Dowell

August 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Teachers

Instead of taking a break from teaching during her summer, math and Principles of Engineering teacher Karen Stohlmann educates future engineering teachers through Project Lead the Way, or PLTW. Stohlmann said PLTW is a non profit, educational organization which focuses on setting the curriculum for...

Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Walker Johnson, Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

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


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

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...

Before they were subs

Before they were subs

Walker Johnson, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

Back to (base)ics From fighting forest fires in the West to teaching at an Air Force base in Puerto Rico, substitute teacher John Condra has worked multiple jobs in between and during subbing stents. Condra said he went to college to become a medical technologist, but after meeting teachers who h...

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