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The importance of remembrance

The importance of remembrance

Ethan Knauth, Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

As one of nine participants from the Kansas City area selected for an educational trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, sophomore Brayden Cardozo was able to get a personal educational experience that he said gave him a deeper understanding of his heritage. Each year, the Together We Remember program ...

Meaningful murals

Meaningful murals

Ellie Druten, Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

Rachel’s forte

Rachel’s forte

Ethan Knauth, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students

Transitioning  into a new role, senior Rachel Sallman now conducts the freshman girls concert choir, a choir she was previously a part of. Every year, a senior in choir is selected to conduct an independent study. Choir teacher, Beth Richey-Sullivan wanted to carry on this long standing tradition. “[Rachel]...

FOMO

FOMO

Walker Johnson, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students, Top Stories

On any Friday night, there are students sitting at home after the football game because their friends said they did not have anything planned. They scroll through their Instagram feed, and come across a picture of their friends at a party without them. A survey by The Express found 73.7 percent of...

An advancement in education

An advancement in education

Olivia Dowell, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students, Top Stories

Due to his love of cars and hands-on work opportunities, senior Gage Hudnall enrolled in the Automotive Collision Technology department at the Olathe Advanced Technical Center. “They actually teach you how to work on [cars],” Hudnall said. “I decided to try it out, and I love it so far and it’s...

We got spirit

We got spirit

Ellie Druten, Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students

Cheerleading at Northwest, with the exception of the first years when the school opened, has been a girls-only sport. However, this could soon change due to senior Cooper Bredehoeft. Bredehoeft is currently working to restart the yell-leading program, with cheerleading coach Megan Geenens as the sponsor. “What...

Leading the pack

Leading the pack

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under Fall Sports, FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, SPORTS, Students

When the race starts, she makes sure to keep her pace and breathe rhythmically. She then zeroes in on the group of runners to pace with, picks someone to run with and makes sure she finishes before them. With the finish line in sight, she exerts all her energy to get there, often placing ahead of other...

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...

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017


Filed under Alumni, NEWS, Teachers, Top Stories

After working at BVNW as a math and AVID teacher for several years, Megan Geenens accepted a position as the school interventionist for the 2017-2018 school year. Geenens said the district worked on a solution to help students who are struggling academically in areas a traditional counselor may n...

The twin connection

The twin connection

Sara Rooney, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Recently modeling for lifestyle blogger Sarah Ruhlman of SarahScoop.com on a segment of KcLive, senior Ivana Popova got this opportunity from her internship that was due to own blog with her twin sister, Kalina. “It was a really cool experience. I modeled a homecoming dress for PromGirl,” Ivana sa...

A major musician

A major musician

Olivia Dowell, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students, Top Stories

At age 4, sophomore Aleena Li began playing her first instrument, the piano. One year ago, she decided to learn the harp, translating of her piano skills to this new instrument.  On average, Li practices six hours a week. “I wasn’t enjoying the violin a whole lot, so my parents asked me if I wanted to...

Creating calligraphy

Creating calligraphy

Ellie Druten, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Students, Top Stories

As Jessica Sarff’s paintbrush meets the paper the watercolor bleeds into vibrant shades of blue spelling out “may your choices reflect your hopes not your fears.” Sarff explained calligraphy as writing with a brush pen, using watercolor, or writing with something that makes thick and thin lines....

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