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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...

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...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream…slushes?

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream…slushes?

Xicret Menu's, Xiqing Wang

March 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

Rate: 2.5/5 I heard about New SONIC Nights offering half-price shakes and Ice Cream Slushes after 8 p.m. yesterday and decided I would check it out. There, I found out that SONIC, for a limited time, will sell a new menu item, the Ice Cream Slush. The SONIC website describes this drink as a union...

I really couldn’t bell-ieve it

I really couldn’t bell-ieve it

Xicret menus, Xiqing Wang

February 28, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION, Top Stories

Rated 5/5 Belles         You’ve all read about how much the $5 Cravings Deal impressed me, so just imagine my xi-tement when I saw Taco Bell released a new $5 combo, the Naked Chicken Chalupa box. I’ll describe this item in greater detail later, but for now, ju...

The Kansas City Chiefs- the Ultimate Friend Zone

The Kansas City Chiefs- the Ultimate Friend Zone

Swartz on sports, Gabe Swartz

February 14, 2017


Filed under Blogs, OPINION

Everybody knows that guy. The guy that is so enamored with a girl that he can’t see past the fact that he’s got no shot to progress past “just being friends”. It’s the ultimate comfort zone. All nice and cozy, but in reality, it’s a trap. A trap that leads to false hope and heightened ex...

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