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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...

A passion for programming

A passion for programming

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

As just a sophomore at BVNW, Brett Weiland is completely self-taught when it comes to programming and hosting his own website. He said he has always had this passion for software and programming but draws inspiration from his birth dad. “As a kid I always thought what he did was so cool,” Weiland...

Ball out of control

Ball out of control

Jack Plank, Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

As we wind down the year of sports in 2017, one family’s name has been in the spotlight throughout the year. If you haven’t been living under a rock, or have tuned into ESPN at some point in this year, you’ve probably heard of the Ball family. Headlined by LaVar Ball, and his sons Lonzo, LiAng...

esports is the next big franchise

esports is the next big franchise

TJ Vore, Sports Photo Coordinator

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

As someone who regularly plays video games, I have come across a lot of gamers who take gaming very seriously. So, one thing I hate hearing is people saying “video games are not competitive.” Competitiveness in video games is something that has been greatly over-looked, and people do not realize...

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

Ethan Knauth, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team committed a monumental disaster recently when failing to qualify for the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia. Blame was deservedly placed on the now former head coach, Bruce Arena, but this catastrophe could actually be a blessing in disguise. The...

Our proposal for new learning spaces

Our proposal for new learning spaces

December 13, 2017


Filed under FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION, Staff Editorials

Principal Amy Murphy is in discussion with District Office to begin removing lockers either over the summer or during the 2018-19 school year. The administration has a tentative plan to turn the freshman, sophomore and senior locker areas into flexible learning spaces. These spaces would be alternatives to having...

Swartz on sports: Examining BVNW basketball’s biggest question marks entering this season

Swartz on sports: Examining BVNW basketball’s biggest question marks entering this season

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

December 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Season Previews, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Northwest basketball program is back in action at home Friday night against Hogan Prep at 7 p.m. but before they get back on the court this season, we’ll examine five questions they’ll need to answer to cut down the nets in Wichita again this March. So with that, let’s get into it. Who’...

Swartz on sports: Michael Porter Jr.’s injury puts damper on Missouri’s season

Swartz on sports: Michael Porter Jr.’s injury puts damper on Missouri’s season

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

November 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and one of college basketball’s would-be brightest stars, Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. has been declared out for the year with a spinal disc injury. The five-star recruit who last played with Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Wash. was ran...

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