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Why is Spring Break So Early?

Why is Spring Break So Early?

Isaiah Smith

March 6, 2020

Are you, like many others, wondering why spring break is so early this year? In 2020, spring break is coming up earlier in the year for USD 428. The school district's spring break is before that of most colleges. Most confusing, however, is how the break doesn't line up with Barton Community College...

Celebrating 214 Day

Celebrating 214 Day

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

February 20, 2020

For most people, Valentines Day is a time for a date night, catching up with loved ones, and trying to find their Valentine. It can bring up feelings of love and connection. However, this is not the case for everyone. Some are left with a feeling of loneliness and disappointment. No matter who you are,...

Birthing Simulator

Birthing Simulator

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

February 13, 2020

On February 11, 2020, Brittany Fanshier, a Nurse and Instructor of Obstetrics & Pediatrics at Barton, visited Andrea Stalcup's A&P II class to talk about how a nurse is involved in the birthing procedure. The class concluded its reproductive system unit with a hands-on experience over the stages...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lucy Mitchell, Reporter

January 20, 2020

On the third Monday of January, the renowned, nonviolent activist Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated for his contributions to the civil rights movement. It is hard to imagine a time without the holiday, having been a part of many lives since its introduction as a federal holiday. However, the holiday...

Crazy 8s Math Club is Radical

Crazy 8s Math Club is Radical

CJ Gibson, Editor

January 20, 2020

On January 16, the Great Bend Public Library launched the first installment of a new eight week program, taught by GBHS students. Each Thursday at 6:00 p.m., aspiring teachers in the club Educators Rising will teach local children math skills through activities while increasing their own experience as...

They Gave Us a Snow Day: Another Poem

Stay safe and stay inside today!

CJ Gibson, Editor

January 17, 2020

Twas January 17, a day covered in ice, Everyone expecting the choices not to be nice. The roads were all slick, and the cars frozen closed. Though forecasts looked grim, Great Bend already knows 428 has no snow days, none in our town, As those in charge drive in raised trucks all around. And...

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...

The Perfect App for Panthers

The Perfect App for Panthers

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

January 10, 2020

Great Bend High School welcomes everyone to a new app, SuperFan! SuperFan is an app in which students, fans, and community members earn points for supporting the Panthers. All you have to do to start is download SuperFan, Search for Great Bend and then start earning points. The way to earn points...

Human Interaction

Human Interaction

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

December 18, 2019

Generation Z and millennials live in a world of technology. Nowadays, there is an app for everything, and instead of talking to someone in person, you are just one click away from calling or texting them. It is proven that as humans, we need interaction and physical touch from others to stay happy and...

Give Us More Snow Days: A Poem

Give Us More Snow Days: A Poem

Lucy Mitchell

December 16, 2019

  Twas December 16th, a day filled with snow The streets were all white, and the ice was aglow. As great as it looked, no peace was long held Cars slid and slipped and were otherwise compelled To avoid these white streets that were now a nuisance; The issues that followed ...

Four GBHS Students Named Semi-finalists in WSU Scholarship Competition

Bayle Sandy, Daniel Abbott, Patrick Heath, and Dalton Dicks

December 10, 2019

Four Great Bend  High School seniors have been named semi-finalists in Wichita State University’s Harry Gore Memorial Scholarship competition. Each of these students will receive $4,000 to attend WSU.  The semi-finalists were chosen out of a pool of about 700 students from across the country during ...

The Takeaway from Tesla’s Cybertruck

The Takeaway from Tesla's Cybertruck

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

December 10, 2019

In less than 48 hours since its release, Elon Musk confirmed that he had "sold" 146,000 Cybertrucks. However, this number does not represent Cybertruck actual orders, but is only for people who have made a minimum deposit of $100. Even with the technicality of the sale, it is still a lot of people who...

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