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The balancing act

The balancing act

Katie Rodriguez, Writer

February 6, 2019

Some high school students seem to be capable of doing it all. They’re constantly locked in a balancing act, filling their schedules to the absolute brim with athletics, extracurriculars, advanced classes, insane loads of homework and endless hours of community service. On the surface, you see lot...

The extrovert expectation

The extrovert expectation

Raabia Qureshi, Staff writer

February 4, 2019

In the past, I’ve struggled with determining where I lie on the scale of introversion. Although I enjoy talking to people, I find it exhausting and sometimes meaningless to make shallow small talk with others. After hours of spending time and going out with people, the desire to go home, rec...

Project-based learning isn’t the answer

Project-based learning isn’t the answer

Naomi James, Writer

December 13, 2018

Project-based learning is the biggest craze in education right now, sweeping the nation with its promises of positive collaboration, real-world experience and creative exploration. However, the benefits of this kind of curriculum only outweigh its cost in specific situations. PBL should not be widely...

Students with an A should be excused from finals

Students with an A should be excused from finals

Emma Johnson, Photographer

December 13, 2018

As the end of the semester approaches, so does the inescapable burden of finals. Cue the last minute studying, desperately trying to remember information learned back in August. Slowly the fear approaches that the grade you’ve worked for all semester could be lost due to one bad test score. All...

Controversy in classrooms

Controversy in classrooms

Raabia Qureshi, Staff writer

November 5, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,...

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