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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...

Changes Throughout Makeup’s History

Laura Daniel, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Makeup has been used for thousands of years. There have been many different makeup trends over the years. Makeup trends have changed throughout the decades. In the 1900s, the women used red lipstick and bright red or pink blush. Women used very little eyeliner in the 1910s. In the 1980s, makeup was...

YouTuber’s Swift Rise to Fame

YouTuber’s Swift Rise to Fame

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 25, 2019

YouTube is a popular video platform that has a variety of content and entertainment. You can subscribe to the channels that you enjoy watching and like or dislike videos. Some well-known YouTubers even sell merchandise online. Some of the categories that the videos are sorted into include comedy, gaming,...

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

November 21, 2019

Western Kansas Orchestra Festival (WKOF) is an event of which orchestras from western Kansas come together in one of the schools and perform. This is the 3rd time Great Bend High School has hosted WKOF, the others taking place in 2001 and 2013, although there may have been a time GBHS hosted it before...

The Amazing Invention Called Lip Balm

The Amazing Invention Called Lip Balm

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

November 20, 2019

Lip balm is by far one of my favorite beauty/hygiene products. I find myself applying it very often, probably too often. Lip balm is a product that is applied to cracked or dry lips. It leaves your lips feeling moisturized and soft. Lip balm, better known as Chapstick, was first invented in 1880 by Dr....

As You Wish

As You Wish

Isaiah Smith, Writer

November 15, 2019

This year, Drama Club sponsor and play director Holly Johnson decided to take on the classic novel and film, The Princess Bride, for the Great Bend High School fall play. The play will be on November 16th and 17th, with showings at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm each day. Tickets can bought from members of the D...

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-...

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