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Controversy in classrooms

Controversy in classrooms

Raabia Qureshi, Staff writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

When controversial issues are brought up in schools, we shift in our desks, become rigid in our chairs and go completely silent. Any sort of hot-topic issue makes us shut down in order to avoid offending someone. This response to controversy needs to change so we can feel more comfortable talking about...

The benefit sports provide

The benefit sports provide

Ben Hobbs, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

As a high school athlete who participates in football and wrestling, playing sports and being part of team environments makes me a better person as a whole. While many factors come into playing sports, I’ve learned accountability, mental toughness and cooperation skills that’ve helped shape my character...

Letter from the editor

Letter from the editor

Lauren Fischer, Print Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

I wrote my first story when I was six years old. It was about a leprechaun who lost his hat in the wind, only to find it later at the end of a rainbow. Cheesy, I know. But despite all its corniness, that story unlocked my passion for writing, which only continues to grow. I joined The Express staff partly because I ...

Marching isn’t enough. Go vegan.

Marching isn’t enough. Go vegan.

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

April 14, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION, Top Stories

Your perfectly crafted “anti-Trump, but pro-environment” pun you pasted on your poster board is not enough. It will garner support from other supporters, and it might even receive a laugh or two if your punchline against the government is especially witty. But it is not enough. You are idealist...

Mental health in the sports world

Mental health in the sports world

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Columns, OPINION

While people have become more aware about mental health, one athlete has brought this issue to the forefront of the sports world. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love wrote a piece in The Players’ Tribune on his struggles with this subject. In his piece “Everyone is going through something,”...

The journey to imperfection

The journey to imperfection

Gavin Mullin, Photographer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

If I saved a million people, I would tell myself I should have saved a million more. No matter what I do, it never feels like it is enough. I am a perfectionist who sets expectations that are impossible to reach. If I am not perfect, I feel like a failure. I always feel like a failure because nothing...

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

Kanishka Mehra, Photographer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

On a recent trip to New Delhi, India, I became fascinated with the differences between the Indian education system and our system at BVNW. The most obvious difference between the schools is the layout of the buildings themselves. The corridors in Indian schools lead directly outdoors or into a courtyard,...

Ball out of control

Ball out of control

Jack Plank, Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

As we wind down the year of sports in 2017, one family’s name has been in the spotlight throughout the year. If you haven’t been living under a rock, or have tuned into ESPN at some point in this year, you’ve probably heard of the Ball family. Headlined by LaVar Ball, and his sons Lonzo, LiAng...

esports is the next big franchise

esports is the next big franchise

TJ Vore, Sports Photo Coordinator

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

As someone who regularly plays video games, I have come across a lot of gamers who take gaming very seriously. So, one thing I hate hearing is people saying “video games are not competitive.” Competitiveness in video games is something that has been greatly over-looked, and people do not realize...

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

Ethan Knauth, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team committed a monumental disaster recently when failing to qualify for the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia. Blame was deservedly placed on the now former head coach, Bruce Arena, but this catastrophe could actually be a blessing in disguise. The...

A stricter approach to bullying

A stricter approach to bullying

Paige Fulenwider, Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Since my first day of kindergarten, I have endured bullying. In the beginning of the harassment, it was based entirely off my curly hair. Everyday a fellow student would come up to me and pull my hair or she would tell me how unpleasant my curls were. I thought this classmate would leave me alone after I we...

An issue of humanity

An issue of humanity

Xiqing Wang, Chief writer

January 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 28 barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. This ban affects families escaping danger, parents wanting a better life for their children, teachers with green cards, Google employees, ...

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