The Express

2014-2015 Staff

Mitchell Mikinski

Hello, I'm Mitchell Mikinski, the Editor-in-Chief of The Express. I'm captain of the Scholars' Bowl team, as well as a Champion Mathlete; I'm in my third year as an editor. I eat bacon and toast with chocolate milk for breakfast...

Calder Hollond

Hi! My name's Calder Hollond and I'm a junior. This is my second year on the newspaper staff, and my first year as an editor. I'm also involved in cross country, powerlifting, track, debate, forensics, theater, and student council....

Erin McGowan

Erin McGowan has been said to roam the hallways at night, searching for the latest news and gossip. Her name is spoken only in whispers and hushed tones, as those who even think to mention her name quake in  her great shadow. ...

Jenna Espinoza

Wassup, I'm Jenna! I"m a senior and this is my first year on staff. I'm a huge fan of my cat Smokey, Taco Bell, and all things Taylor Swift. I'm also involved in FCA and forensics. Most of my time is spent in dance lessons, but...

Jesse Smallwood

Jesse is a senior at BLHS, and this is his first year working with the Bobcat Network. He calls varsity girls basketball games with Damien Laffoon and brings us the lunch menu every day on the morning announcements.

Alyssa Foster

I'm Alyssa and I'm a senior. This is my second year on staff, and I'm the editor-in-chief. I'm a varsity cheerleader and powerlifter, along with doing NHS and STUCO. I play the cello and have a great passion for writing. N...

Zach Fisher

My name is Zach Fisher, and I'm a senior. I broadcast sporting events for BLHS. This involves setting up equipment and well as announcing the games. Casey, Colin, and I have put in long days and nights here at the school trying ...

Ashley Novo-Gradac

My name is Ashley and I am now a senior. This is my second year on staff. Some activities  participate in school are musicals, plays, NHS, powerlifting, and track. Outside of school, I am involved in YoungLife. I am always up...

Colin Barclay

Colin is a senior at BLHS. He is one of the founding members of the Bobcat Network. Look for him to produce the live broadcasts of both football and basketball games this season. Check out some of his work here....

Emma Hall

( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) My name is Emma and I'm a junior. Please don't talk to me before 9 AM.

Jill Espinoza

Hello there, my name is Jill Espinoza and I am a senior this year. This is my first, and last year on staff. :( I participate in FCA on Thursday mornings and that’s about it when it comes to school activities. Outside of school...

Kelsey Coleman

My name is Kelsey and I'm a senior. My hobbies are computers, art, taking naps, and  baking. This is my first year on staff. I love candy and I may just be made out of it as well.

Adam Crouse

Hey guys, I'm Adam. I'm currently a junior here at BLHS, and this is my second year on the staff. In addition to this, I'm the founder of the Guitar Club, as well as saxophonist/clarinetist in the school's marching, concert, and jaz...

Clay Beebe

Hey, everybody! My name is Clay Beebe and I'm a senior. This is my first year on newspaper, but I plan to make it the best. I am a student ambassador, involved with NHS, powerlifting, and track. Two of my interests that take up...

Ashley Hicklin

Wuzup! I'm Ashley and I'm a senior. This is my second year on staff, and i like writing and eating prodigious amounts of pineapple. That's it, that's all I do.

Damien Laffoon

Damien is a junior at BLHS. He will be joining the Bobcat Network broadcast team this year.

Casey Jones

My name is Casey Jones, and I am a senior. I am involved in Student Council, National Honors Society, Student Ambassadors, and I also play baseball and run cross country. Broadcasting is very difficult even though it seems simp...

Liz Morris

Yello, Liz Morris here. I take pictures and I also dance in this lovely life of mine. My place of work is Quik Trip, and I have an interesting cat that I saved (not kidding he falls on his face). I guess you could call me a...

Mrs. Loney

Hi, I'm Mrs. Loney, and I am the adviser of The Express. This is my fifth year at Basehor-Linwood and I am proud to advise this group of students. I'm a Kansas City area native, diehard Chiefs, Royals and Nebraska Cornhusker...

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