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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...

Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

March 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

When former head football coach Mike Zegunis stepped down from his role at Blue Valley Northwest last February, Athletic Director Kevin Gerke was put in an unfamiliar position. Gerke was left with the first varsity head coaching vacancy during his time at BVNW, in a sport accustomed to speculation. What...

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,”...

Quick scout: Previewing the 2018 state championship game

Quick scout: Previewing the 2018 state championship game

Ben Brown and Gabe Swartz

March 10, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

Saturday’s matchup: No. 1 Blue Valley Northwest (20-4) vs. No. 2 Lawrence Free State (19-5), 6:15 p.m., Charles Koch Arena, Wichita, Kan. “This has kind of been predicted Free State and us,” senior forward Parker Braun said after last night’s semifinal win. “We’re ready for it. I hop...

A more connected advisory

February 27, 2018


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorials

In an average advisory class, most students are disengaged, on their phones and waiting for the 25-minute period to pass. Many graduate not fully knowing the peers they have spent four years with in advisory, which is not acceptable. Principal Amy Murphy said advisory was created to teach students...

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,...

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Local Focal, Kanishka Mehra

February 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

The creative community in Kansas City grew tremendously last year both in numbers and talent, due in part to the July 2017 launch of The KC Creatives (@thekccreatives), an Instagram collective of models, make-up artists, photographers and other artists in the Kansas City area. In December of ...

Swartz on sports: Welcome to the Mahomes era

Swartz on sports: Welcome to the Mahomes era

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

January 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, SPORTS

It’s finally here. Christmas doesn’t normally come in late January, but for Kansas City Chiefs fans that is exactly what happened when Terez Paylor of the Kansas City Star broke the news Tuesday night that the Chiefs and Washington Redskins had agreed to a deal that sent quarterback Alex Smith to Wash...

Players Headquarters: How Minecraft has changed gaming entirely

Players Headquarters: How Minecraft has changed gaming entirely

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

January 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

You spawn into a new world with nothing to start and wonder “What do I want to do first?” As the day goes on you find yourself building beautiful structures, a full scale White House, a huge mansion with 80 floors and an enormous pool. Sounds fun, right? If only there was a game that allowed this. Oh wait, ther...

Three photographers, one model

Three photographers, one model

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

January 10, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

Observing how photographers create their own style can be just as fascinating as doing it yourself, and also beneficial when starting out as a photographer. They perfect and reform their styles through hours of shooting, manipulation and post-processing, experimenting with lenses, angles or editing ...

Players Headquarters: Why the new God of War is a breath of fresh air to the franchise

Players Headquarters: Why the new God of War is a breath of fresh air to the franchise

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

December 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

13 long years since the first God of War was released, Sony Interactive Entertainment is breathing new life into an old Playstation favorite, which spans seven games across multiple platforms of Greek mythology. The main character of the series is Kratos, a spartan warrior who was tricked into killin...

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