The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


The official student media of Blue Valley Northwest High School


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...

Senior Christian Braun drives in the game against Blue Valley West on Friday Feb. 8 at BVW. BVNW defeated BVW, 57-49.

The boys basketball team is going to make school history and win their third straight state championship.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank February 27, 2019

Northwest has been known for its boys basketball program for years. This current team can help solidify BVNW’s reputation. For the first time in school history, the boys basketball team has a chance...

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,...

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...

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