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Aiming for new heights

Aiming for new heights

Aidan Knauth and Erin Reece

August 28, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

The plane zipping through the air at 150 horsepower is flown by senior private pilot Brock Weinstein, who flies a Cessna 172 at the Kansas City Aviation Center in Overland Park, Kan. According to Weinstein, his interest in aviation started at a young age on family vacations when they traveled on plane...

Senior Morgan Beemer rode 428 miles across Iowa

Senior Morgan Beemer rode 428 miles across Iowa

Emma Gau and Grace Miller

August 17, 2018


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

In her second year of participating in the Ragbrai ride, senior Morgan Beemer rode across 428 miles of Iowa countryside with her family. Beemer said her family was originally introduced to the Ragbrai ride by family friend Jim Caffrey and has continued to do it for seven years. For the ride, Be...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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