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The Lost Art of Coloring

The Lost Art of Coloring

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 8, 2019

A key part of most kids' learning processes and childhoods is coloring. Whether you prefer crayons, colored pencils, markers, or chalk, all children color at some point. Recently, coloring book creators have expanded their target audience from kids to all ages. Adult coloring books blew up a few years...

The Panther Pride Marching Band’s Season

The Panther Pride Marching Band’s Season

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 5, 2019

The Panther Pride Marching Band has concluded its season.  They performed in the Hoisington Labor Day parade, a 123 year tradition in Central Kansas.  They also traveled to the Kansas State Fair as part of Kansas’ Largest Classroom, where the Panther Pride is a perennial favorite, earning ratings of I-...

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

Panther Jazz Band Students Headed to SWKMEA

November 5, 2019

The Panther Band had three students selected to the SWKMEA (Southwest Kansas Music Educators Association) District Honor Jazz Band.  The students, all members of the Panther Jazz Band, that will attend are Dalton Dicks on Trombone, Sienna Cauley on Bass, and August Siefkes on Piano.  They will travel...

The Library’s New Makerspace

The Library’s New Makerspace

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 4, 2019

Beginning Tuesday, November 5th, there will be a new activity to take part in in the GBHS library. For $1.50, you can make a custom pop socket with many different decorative media: a color printer, paint, glitter, glue, vintage buttons, old book pages, and more. The Makerspace will be open before and...

The “New” Kanye West

The “New” Kanye West

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 31, 2019

Kanye West is a popular American rapper who has made quite a change in his style of music. His brand new album "Jesus Is King" is a Christian album that is, according to West, "an expression of the gospel." The album features several different gospel and Christian singers. The album seems to be a success,...

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Haunted Refrigerator Night

CJ Gibson and Lucy Mitchell

October 31, 2019

Every October 31st, the 2nd spookiest day of the year occurs: Halloween. You may freeze at the thought of an even more dark, spooky day, and you would be justified in doing so. In fact, the spookiest day is not October 31st, but October 30th: Haunted Refrigerator Night. That's right, the most terrif...

WAC Marching Festival

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 29, 2019

The WAC Marching Festival was held on Tuesday, October 22nd at Dodge City. Our Great Bend High School band attended and performed their show, "The Remakes and the YouTube Famous." They received a 2 rating at the competition. This will conclude the band's marching season, and they will start working on...

Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 22, 2019

Ms. Mulch, the lovely librarian at Great Bend High School, hosts an open mic night occasionally in the high school library. Open Mic Night has been held since the early 2000's. Ms. Mulch says, "Our students and staff are so talented and brave and cool, and I'm so impressed with their abilities." Students...

Renaissance Festival

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 15, 2019

The Renaissance Festival, or "Ren Fest," is an annual festival held in Kansas City devoted to activities, food, competitions, and more, all themed after the Renaissance period. Members of the high school Drama Club went down to to participate in Ren Fest last weekend. When asked what she thought of the...

Student Band’s Rise to Fame

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 7, 2019

"Rage Against Reality" is a student led band that includes Ethan Reneau, drummer; Thain Bowman, bass; and Gavin Young, vocal and guitar. The idea was born back in Reneau and Young's middle school days- the only problem was finding another member and getting them to stay. The band practices at the ag buildi...

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Panther Pride Band Earns a Great Rating at K-State Festival

Lucy Mitchell

October 4, 2019

On September 28th, the Panther Pride Band joined over 30 other bands attending the Central States Marching Festival at Kansas State University. The bands had two major setbacks at the festival: it was a rainy day, delaying the bands' performance, and the performance itself was earlier in the season th...

The Inspiration Behind Spirit Week

The Inspiration Behind Spirit Week

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

September 20, 2019

Spirit Week has been a tradition in many schools, including Great Bend High School, for quite some time. From crazy clothes to movie characters, students always find creative ways of showing their school spirit. Spirit Week also means homecoming week at Great Bend, so the school is always buzzing with exc...

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