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Hey NFL, take a page out of high school’s playbook.

Hey NFL, take a page out of high school’s playbook.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank

September 11, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

NFL, it’s actually time to start caring about your players’ safety and making some real changes through the coaches, instead of making drastic rules that are failing to work and frustrating players. This past NFL offseason, the league passed a new rule on head-to-head contact. The new rule sta...

Staying stress-free

Staying stress-free

Jenna Weyforth, Writer

August 23, 2018


Filed under OPINION

As our stress levels soar at the start of a new school year, it is necessary as students to be able to identify ways to relieve stress. High school is only four years of our lives, and while many of the academic lessons we learn can be useful depending on the careers we delve into, learning how to ...

Ten reasons why Blue Valley Northwest can win the 2018 state championship

Ten reasons why Blue Valley Northwest can win the 2018 state championship

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

May 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION, SPORTS, Springs Sports, Top Stories

After a program-best third place finish at the 2017 state tournament, the Blue Valley Northwest Huskies are back in the state semifinals for the second consecutive year after a 9-3 win over Washburn Rural on Thursday afternoon. An extremely successful regular season set the Huskies up with a 15-5 reco...

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...

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,...

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