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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...

A letter from your grieving son

A letter from your grieving son

Gavin Mullin, Photographer

November 17, 2017


Filed under OPINION

Dear dad, It seems like it was only yesterday we were playing Resident Evil together, laughing hysterically as zombies ravished our brains. I still smell the fresh bread from our last family vacation on the Disney cruise, and I recall smiling as I pretended to comprehend your aphasia. I still shiv...

One for fall, fall for all

One for fall, fall for all

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

November 14, 2017


Filed under Blog Profiles, Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

As the seasons change in Overland Park and the leaves change their colors, it's easy to overlook the simplicity of this time of year. Essentially, this season is every emotion one has ever felt, but intensified. The trees cling onto their parting leaves as we fill our coffee cups with warmth. The ph...

It starts with StuGo

It starts with StuGo

October 31, 2017


Filed under OPINION, Staff Editorials

StuGo recently dealt with the ongoing complaints about students not being allowed to wear hats in school. It got the new rule approved by the administration, under which students can wear school-appropriate hats in all classrooms unless otherwise designated by the teacher as a hat-free zone. The student...

Swartz on sports: Stop pretending college sports are squeaky clean

Swartz on sports: Stop pretending college sports are squeaky clean

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

October 31, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

When you look long enough, you realize certain things in life aren’t as advertised. It’s taken me 17 years of life to realize college sports aren’t exactly what they’re advertised to be. It seems everyone wants to think college athletics- and big-time, money-making college sports like NCAA...

Music review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” and Kesha’s “Rainbowland”

Music review: Miley Cyrus’s “Younger Now” and Kesha’s “Rainbowland”

Gia Shipman, Copy Editor-at-large

October 20, 2017


Filed under ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION, Reviews, Top Stories

In “Rainbowland” by Kesha, there is a distinct range between each of her songs, from an upbeat pop feel to a feisty rock and roll rebel girl to inspirational and delicate. In “Boogie Feet,” her voice takes a more auto-tuned route with a grunge impression and a strong electric guitar presence...

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