The benefit sports provide

The Huskies run onto the field in the game against Harrisonville on Sept. 7 at the DAC. The Huskies were defeated by the Wildcats, 29-24. (Photo by Emily Farthing).

Ben Hobbs, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

As a high school athlete who participates in football and wrestling, playing sports and being part of team environments makes me a better person as a whole. While many factors come into playing sports, I’ve learned accountability, mental toughness and cooperation skills that’ve helped shape my character...

We are not the enemy

September 19, 2018

Throughout his campaign and presidency, President Trump has called the media “fake news” and invited his followers to do the same. On a visit to KC this past summer, he pointed to reporters and called them “the enemy of the people.” But we are not the enemy. In the past, our staff has sought t...

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

Junior Evan Ranallo runs with the ball in the game against Harrisonville on Sept. 7 at the DAC. The Huskies dropped the game to the Wildcats, 29-24.

Blank Report, Ryan Blank

September 11, 2018

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

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

The winningest pitcher in school history is senior Max Abramovich, who takes the mound Friday against Derby.

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

May 25, 2018

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

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.

If you really want to make a change, adjusting your diet is just as important as creating a great sign.

Anna Cowden, Online Copyeditor

April 14, 2018

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

With now former girls varsity basketball head coach Brian Bubalo gone, Athletic Director Kevin Gerke must fill another position this Spring.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

March 22, 2018

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

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

Blue Valley Northwest senior forward Parker Braun (23) watches a free throw attempt during the first half of the Huskies matchup with Derby at Charles Koch Arena. The Huskies defeated the Panthers, 82-61.

Ben Brown and Gabe Swartz

March 10, 2018

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

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...

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