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Ball out of control

Ball out of control

Jack Plank, Writer

December 19, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

As we wind down the year of sports in 2017, one family’s name has been in the spotlight throughout the year. If you haven’t been living under a rock, or have tuned into ESPN at some point in this year, you’ve probably heard of the Ball family. Headlined by LaVar Ball, and his sons Lonzo, LiAng...

esports is the next big franchise

esports is the next big franchise

TJ Vore, Sports Photo Coordinator

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

As someone who regularly plays video games, I have come across a lot of gamers who take gaming very seriously. So, one thing I hate hearing is people saying “video games are not competitive.” Competitiveness in video games is something that has been greatly over-looked, and people do not realize...

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

How missing the World Cup could benefit the USA

Ethan Knauth, Writer

December 13, 2017


Filed under Columns, FROM THE EXPRESS, OPINION

The United States Men’s National Soccer Team committed a monumental disaster recently when failing to qualify for the 2018 edition of the World Cup in Russia. Blame was deservedly placed on the now former head coach, Bruce Arena, but this catastrophe could actually be a blessing in disguise. The...

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...

An issue of humanity

An issue of humanity

Xiqing Wang, Chief writer

January 29, 2017


Filed under Columns, OPINION

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 28 barring refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. This ban affects families escaping danger, parents wanting a better life for their children, teachers with green cards, Google employees, ...

Failure is part of the process

Failure is part of the process

Lauren Fischer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

“Never mind, this was probably a bad idea anyway.” When my sister was explaining her idea for a fundraiser at her school to me, she started talking enthusiastically, telling me how much this fundraiser would impact the students and that it would help give her fellow classmates a voice for change. A...

Large or small, you can’t have it all

Large or small, you can’t have it all

Morgan Lewis, Sports Coordinator

April 6, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Adults talk about high school a lot, but no event more than prom. They remember and laugh about the fun memories they shared with their friends during this dance. Prom is considered to be a major milestone in high school, but we have to ask ourselves if it is worth hurting people to make it special. I am...

An open letter to Modern Day Romeos

An open letter to Modern Day Romeos

Emily Staples, Photo Editor

March 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Senior Emily Staples, also known as Juliet, expresses her frustration with the predictable Modern Day Romeo.

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Guest column: What two students learned from yesterday’s Trump rally

Guest column: What two students learned from yesterday’s Trump rally

Susie Song and Aiswariya Ramaswamy

March 13, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Seniors Aiswariya Ramaswamy and Susie Song protested the Trump rally last night; the two of them share what they learned together about the benefits of social activism.

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Why I don’t support the Trump rally protests

Why I don’t support the Trump rally protests

Ayesha Vishnani, Opinion Editor

March 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Leading Republican candidate Donald Trump canceled his rally in Chicago yesterday due to safety concerns as a result of violence between supporters, protesters and law enforcement. Trump spoke in KC tonight at 6 p.m. at the Midland. Earlier today, protesters along Main Street had a shouting match with Trump supporters, according to the Kansas City Star. The Star also reported that one protester was arrested outside of the theater where Trump spoke.

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Last Friday night

Last Friday night

Eden Kurr, Staff Writer

March 8, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

Sophomore Eden Kurr explains her opinions on partying and why it's not for her.

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Revelations about “Revival”

Revelations about “Revival”

Xiqing Wang, Staff Writer

March 2, 2016


Filed under Columns, OPINION

“Revival,” Selena Gomez’s newest album: Fun to listen to, sick to analyze.

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