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Treating your own body and that of others with a higher level of respect is the first step to reform. Everyone deserves both privacy and control of their bodies, as well as the power to dictate what it does with whom.

You don’t need to know my body count

Courtney Krebs , Writer March 3, 2020

Let me paint you a picture. It's the Monday after a school dance and everyone is sharing their weekend adventures at the lunch table. You’re a girl. Your friend leans in and whispers about how that girl...

Junior Lauren Kline discusses how the personal finance class greatly benefits students and should be required for all students to take.

The necessity of Personal Finance

Lauren Kline , Photographer February 13, 2020

If you have ever spoken to a high school student, you have assuredly heard the common complaint of not learning anything useful in school. What you may not know is that most schools, including Blue Valley,...

The evidence against the president when it comes to impeachment is compelling.

The case for impeachment

Jack Bensing , Writer January 22, 2020

Politicians have riled up the country for months with cases for and against the impeachment of President Trump. If one unbiasedly looks at the evidence and the facts, the case for both articles of impeachment...

With rise in external pressure on teens, more emphasis should be on own internal well-being

With rise in external pressure on teens, more emphasis should be on own internal well-being

Grace Miller, Writer January 20, 2020

As a junior in high school, I often hear my fellow students reminisce about the good old days when they were children and didn’t have to deal with the grind of a young adult reality. As kids, their time...

Junior Emma Johnson describes why she feels Ivy League schools get more recognition than they deserve.

Ivy leagues are overhyped

Emma Johnson , Managing Editor January 15, 2020

Ivy League fever has swept the nation with these schools reaching a record number of applications and the lowest acceptance rates in their histories. This leaves people to go to extremes to get in. For...

Staff Editorial: The traveling inequality

Staff Editorial: The traveling inequality

The Express Staff November 20, 2019

In some elective programs at BVNW, there are opportunities for students to travel abroad as a way to experience their interests in an entirely new setting and culture. Whether it’s traveling to London...

The Blue Valley School District joined a lawsuit against JUUL on Oct. 14.

Staff Editorial: Deadly addiction

The Express Staff November 18, 2019

The latest reports of vape-related deaths and health issues have exposed the risk e-cigarette users are taking. It’s more important than ever to put an end to this trend. A little bit of fun is not worth...

The rise of social media has lead to a huge and inherently harmful increase in teen narcissism.

Teen’s latest obsession: themselves

Bella Rinne , Opinions Editor November 11, 2019

In a world of selfies and Tik Tok fame at one’s fingertips, it’s no surprise that the ever-growing presence of social media has contributed to the impression that teens are more narcissistic than ever.  Think...

Junior Raabia Qureshi was selected to serve as the Area One KAY President on Nov. 12.

Why So Silent?

Raabia Qureshi, Writer November 7, 2019

A few weeks ago, Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner called it quits--and now that I’ve grabbed your attention, there are much more pressing matters to discuss.  Almost 80 years ago, the world said “Never...

Senior Evan Ranallo scores the winning touchdown against Harrisonville on Friday, Sept. 13. BVNW defeated Harrisonville, 34-28.

Why the Blue Valley Northwest football team will win again

Ethan Knauth , Editor in Chief September 27, 2019

For 714 days the varsity football team went winless. A couple of close bouts against Lawrence in 2017 and Harrisonville in 2018 threatened to end the losing streak, but neither prevailed. Yet, in the...

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