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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....

Stohlmann’s success

Stohlmann’s success

Anna Cowden and Olivia Dowell

August 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, FROM THE EXPRESS, Teachers

Instead of taking a break from teaching during her summer, math and Principles of Engineering teacher Karen Stohlmann educates future engineering teachers through Project Lead the Way, or PLTW. Stohlmann said PLTW is a non profit, educational organization which focuses on setting the curriculum for...

Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Gracie Ross to cheer at KU

Walker Johnson, Writer

May 5, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

After three days of tryouts, four rounds of cuts and seventy other girls being eliminated, senior Gracie Ross was one of sixteen girls selected to be a part of the 2017-2018 University of Kansas cheer team. Ross said she was only a part of the Blue Valley Northwest cheer team her freshman and senior ye...

Expression through poetry

Expression through poetry

Xiqing Wang, Chief Writer

May 2, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

The Academy of American Poets introduced April as National Poetry Month in 1996 as a way to increase the reach of poetry within the United States. In April, high schools in the Blue Valley School District participated in a poetry contest hosted by the Optimist Club of Kansas City. Three winners from...

Before they were subs

Before they were subs

Walker Johnson, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Teachers, Top Stories

Back to (base)ics From fighting forest fires in the West to teaching at an Air Force base in Puerto Rico, substitute teacher John Condra has worked multiple jobs in between and during subbing stents. Condra said he went to college to become a medical technologist, but after meeting teachers who h...

Building bridges

Building bridges

Anna Cowden, Writer

April 27, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

        In her room, sophomore Rachel Pang sits at her desk sanding her partially finished ukulele for an hour. This was only one of 50 hours spent over two months working and designing her own ukulele with little help from others and no building kit. Pang said she originally wanted to build a ...

Dalal Essa

Dalal Essa

Xiqing Wang and Ryan Jones

April 21, 2017


Filed under FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

Senior Dalal Essa was born in the Wichita, Kansas, and lived in the United States for four years. Afterward, she moved to her parent’s home country, Kuwait, and lived there for nine and half years. She said although she was not born in Kuwait, the majority of her childhood memories are deeply rooted ther...

A trifecta of events

A trifecta of events

Ryan Jones, Writer

April 8, 2017


Filed under Activities, FEATURES, Top Stories

The ACT, Solo and Ensemble Festival and BVNW prom are all set to occur on Apr. 8 causing some students to attend more than one event that day. Some students have chosen to participate in multiple or all three events. Junior Chloe Ching said she will be participating in all three. “I’m a little...

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