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Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

Swartz on sports: The making of a good hire

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

March 22, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

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...

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Local focal: Selfie swoon

Local Focal, Kanishka Mehra

February 9, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

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

Swartz on sports: Welcome to the Mahomes era

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

January 31, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, SPORTS

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

Players Headquarters: How Minecraft has changed gaming entirely

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

January 30, 2018


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

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


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

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

Players Headquarters: Why the new God of War is a breath of fresh air to the franchise

Players Headquarters, TJ Vore

December 24, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

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

A passion for programming

Feature Friday, Anna Levine

December 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, FEATURES, Students, Top Stories

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...

Swartz on sports: Examining BVNW basketball’s biggest question marks entering this season

Swartz on sports: Examining BVNW basketball’s biggest question marks entering this season

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

December 1, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Season Previews, SPORTS, Top Stories, Winter Sports

The Northwest basketball program is back in action at home Friday night against Hogan Prep at 7 p.m. but before they get back on the court this season, we’ll examine five questions they’ll need to answer to cut down the nets in Wichita again this March. So with that, let’s get into it. Who’...

Swartz on sports: Michael Porter Jr.’s injury puts damper on Missouri’s season

Swartz on sports: Michael Porter Jr.’s injury puts damper on Missouri’s season

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

November 22, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

It’s not even Thanksgiving, and one of college basketball’s would-be brightest stars, Missouri Tigers freshman forward Michael Porter Jr. has been declared out for the year with a spinal disc injury. The five-star recruit who last played with Nathan Hale High School in Seattle, Wash. was ran...

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...

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...

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...

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