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The journey to imperfection

The journey to imperfection

Gavin Mullin, Photographer

February 27, 2018

If I saved a million people, I would tell myself I should have saved a million more. No matter what I do, it never feels like it is enough. I am a perfectionist who sets expectations that are impossible to reach. If I am not perfect, I feel like a failure. I always feel like a failure because nothing...

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

A couple of windows would be nice, or even a hole in the wall

Kanishka Mehra, Photographer

February 27, 2018

On a recent trip to New Delhi, India, I became fascinated with the differences between the Indian education system and our system at BVNW. The most obvious difference between the schools is the layout of the buildings themselves. The corridors in Indian schools lead directly outdoors or into a courtyard,...

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Senior Gracie Christie models at the #admireyourselfie exhibit on Jan. 10.

Local Focal, Kanishka Mehra

February 9, 2018

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

Next year, Chiefs fans will get to see whether Patrick Mahomes is the real deal.

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

January 31, 2018

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

With Minecraft approaching its ninth year, there is no doubting what this game has done for the community.

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

January 30, 2018

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

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

After five long years since the last installment, God of War is one of the most anticipated games of 2018.

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

December 24, 2017

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

Weiland displays some of his computer parts in his workplace on Nov. 26. He has a radio receiver, raspberry pi, Arduino and his computer in Linux mode.

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017

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

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

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

The United States missing the 2018 World Cup could be a blessing in disguise.

Ethan Knauth, Writer

December 13, 2017

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

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...

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