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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...

Music review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” and Kesha’s “Rainbowland”

Music review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” and Kesha’s “Rainbowland”

Gia Shipman, Copy Editor-at-large

October 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION, Reviews, Top Stories

In “Rainbowland” by Kesha, there is a distinct range between each of her songs, from an upbeat pop feel to a feisty rock and roll rebel girl to inspirational and delicate. In “Boogie Feet,” her voice takes a more auto-tuned route with a grunge impression and a strong electric guitar presence...

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....

Freshman phenom

Freshman phenom

Walker Johnson and Jaelen Matthews

August 27, 2017


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

Football runs in the family for freshman J. Michael Sturdivant. Coming from a family of multiple former professional players, Sturdivant was encouraged to begin football at five years old. Sturdivant, who plays wide receiver, said he continues to be passionate about the sport because of his father and...

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...

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