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The History of High School Prom

The History of High School Prom

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Prom wasn't originally for high school students. Prom, short for promenade, used to be an event for college students. In the early 1900s, prom was highly popular and was similar to what it is now: a dance with light refreshments, fancy decor, and exciting music. In the 50s, prom was more commonly held...

The History of Valentine’s Day

The History of Valentine's Day

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Valentine's Day is a holiday for stuffed animals, flowers, candy, and romance. Believe it or not, Valentine's Day celebrations date back to the year 496 A.D., but it didn't become an actual holiday until the end of the 5th century. Romans would celebrate by having a huge festival and feast and lovers...

Billie Eilish Makes History

Billie Eilish performs on the first of two nights at The Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall in Los Angeles on Tuesday, July 9, 2019. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

Isaiah Smith, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Billie Eilish is a music sensation who has blown up in popularity over the past couple of years. Billie Eilish majors in different types of music, such as alternative rock, pop, R&B, etc. Eilish appeared at the 62nd annual Grammys where she was nominated for 6 Grammy Awards. Her brother, Finneas ...

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

February 3, 2020

On February 29th, students of the Business Communications class at Great Bend High School will host a Father Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 9:00. The dance is dedicated to building and honoring "the close bonds between the father and daughter", as described by an email sent out to the students of GBHS....

Fun Facts About Dogs

Fun Facts About Dogs

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

February 3, 2020

Puppies are blind, deaf, and toothless when born. A dog's sense of smell is 10,000 times stronger than human's. Dogs have no sense of time, so that's why they miss you so much when you leave! Dogs sweat through their paws. Dogs can hear 4 times as far as humans. Dogs can sense when yo...

AirPods: Are They Worth It?

AirPods: Are They Worth It?

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

January 27, 2020

Apple came out with "AirPods" on September 7th, 2016. AirPods are wireless earbuds. AirPods are designed to stay in your ear throughout various activities such as exercising, so it is pretty difficult to knock them out of your ears. AirPods come in a white protective case that also functions as a charger...

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)

A Weekend of Drama (Kansas Thespian Festival 2020)

CJ Gibson, Editor

January 14, 2020

The Kansas Thespian Festival is an annual conference for drama students who have been inducted in the International Thespian Society, an honor reserved for students who have participated in over a hundred hours of theatre work over the course of high school. Over 1,600 students attended the festival this weekend, Jan. 9-11, at Hyatt Regency Wichita, growing their theatre knowledge by...

Mollie’s Magical Movie Reviews: Little Women

Mollie's Magical Movie Reviews: Little Women

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

January 14, 2020

The 2019 Little Women film was released on December 25th, 2019. I saw the movie with my family, and I have to say it was pretty interesting. The story of Little Women is about four sisters and their quirky life together. Many movies have been made about the story, including a 1994, 1949, 1933, and 1918...

Saint Nicholas

Saint Nicholas

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

December 10, 2019

Santa Claus is one of the most well known characters associated with Christmas and gift giving. The story of Santa Claus, or Saint Nicholas, dates back to 270 AD. Saint Nicholas was an actual person in 270 AD who lived in Ancient Greece. The story of Saint Nick says he saved a family with three girls...

You Were My Neighbor

You Were My Neighbor

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

December 9, 2019

Mr. Rogers was an adored star of his television show for children called "Mr. Roger's Neighborhood." Known for his abounding kindness and encouragement not just to children but to adults as well, Rogers positively influenced people all over the world. The show first aired on February 19th, 1968 and the...

Frozen II

Frozen II

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

December 4, 2019

The sequel to the beloved movie "Frozen" came out this November 22nd. "Frozen II" continues the journey of the main protagonists: Elsa, Anna, and Kristoff. The characters search for the reasoning behind Elsa's special powers. The gang experiences trials and tribulations throughout their voyage, while...

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