The importance of remembrance

Sophomore Brayden Cardozo (second from the left) stands outside the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum with other students chosen through the Together We Remember program.

Ethan Knauth, Writer

November 20, 2017

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

On the walls of the offices in the art department, the

Ellie Druten, Writer

November 13, 2017

Rachel’s forte

Sallman conducts the freshman girls' concert choir during their rehearsal.

Ethan Knauth, Writer

October 31, 2017

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]...


Social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram have a large impact on FOMO because people can easily view what others are doing.

Walker Johnson, Writer

October 31, 2017

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

Senior Gage Hudnall shows his Auto Collision instructor, Ian Higgs, an old, painted bowling pin. The bowling pins were used to teach the students how to sand and paint before they could sand or paint a car.

Olivia Dowell, Writer

October 31, 2017

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

Senior Zac Oakes cheers on the varsity volleyball team during their Senior Night match Oct. 16.

Ellie Druten, Writer

October 31, 2017

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...

Leading the pack

Going into the third mile at EKL championships, Beach battles for the lead on Oct. 12 at Johnson County Community College.

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017

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

Senior Maya Alexander left BVNW to attend Blue Valley High during her junior year. Now, she's back as a Husky to finish her senior year.

Feature friday, Anna Levine

October 13, 2017

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

School interventionist Megan Geenens sits at her desk in her new office.

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017

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

Kalina and Ivana Popova discuss future blog post ideas together.

Sara Rooney, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2017

Recently modeling for lifestyle blogger Sarah Ruhlman of 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

Li poses with the new harp.

Olivia Dowell, Writer

September 21, 2017

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

While holding a piece she created called

Ellie Druten, Writer

September 21, 2017

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....

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