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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...

A stricter approach to bullying

A stricter approach to bullying

Paige Fulenwider, Writer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Since my first day of kindergarten, I have endured bullying. In the beginning of the harassment, it was based entirely off my curly hair. Everyday a fellow student would come up to me and pull my hair or she would tell me how unpleasant my curls were. I thought this classmate would leave me alone after I we...

Finishing as a Husky

Finishing as a Husky

Feature friday, Anna Levine

October 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Walking around the Northwest hallways, senior Maya Alexander feels good to be back home. Alexander spent about a semester at Blue Valley High after transferring out of Northwest during the middle of her junior year. But the rest of her family was not moving. Rather, Alexander needed a fresh rou...

Local focal introduction

Local focal introduction

Local focal, Kanishka Mehra

October 4, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

About four summers ago, I got my hands on my father’s DSLR camera and immediately fell in love with the simplicity in operating such a powerful device. Like most people, I wasn’t any good at photography when I started. Most of my photos were of walls, flowers and the sky. I would look at the featur...

Swartz on sports: J. Michael Sturdivant is far better than anyone could have expected

Swartz on sports: J. Michael Sturdivant is far better than anyone could have expected

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

September 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, Fall Sports, OPINION, SPORTS, Top Stories

Not even Blue Valley Northwest head football coach Clint Rider could’ve predicted this. Nor should he have. At least not this early. Prior to the season beginning, Rider said he wasn’t sure what role, if any, freshman wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant would play on BVNW’s varsity team for th...

They’re here, folks!

They’re here, folks!

A cup of tech, Ryan Jones

September 13, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

Why was the iPhone 7 afraid of the iPhone 8? Because the iPhone 7 8….10? Yes, you heard me. Not only did Apple decide to skip the iPhone 9 moniker, but they announced THREE new iPhones during the Apple Special Event on Sept. 12. They also announced a new Apple TV 4K and the Apple Watch Ser...

Swartz on sports: Why boycotting the NFL is absurd

Swartz on sports: Why boycotting the NFL is absurd

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

September 11, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

Boycotting the NFL is ridiculous, absurd and patently stupid. This past Friday, social justice warrior Shaun King posted an article titled “Together, let’s boycott the NFL.” In his article, King vehemently declared that he announced this summer that he would be boycotting the NFL for “their o...

Bell yes

Bell yes

Xicret Menu's, Xiqing Wang

April 25, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

Rated 2.5/5 Emma Watson Belles Apparently Taco Bell is getting fancy on us, because they now serve Iced Vanilla Coffee. So now, I’m firing back at this multimillion dollar company (because they’ll definitely care) by upping the ante on my rating scale. Bye, bye, Disney Belle. It’s all about He...

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