Panther Tales

Great Bend Debaters Place Third at Cougar Classic

GBHS Debaters:  Hazel Stoddard, Adeline Dougherty, Katria Kindscher, Thomas Hendrickson

October 18, 2020

This past weekend the Panther debaters continued their successful virtual debate season in an 18 school online competition sponsored by Salina South. GBHS sophomores Adeline Dougherty & Katria Kindscher placed third in the Junior Varsity division.  They were victorious over Topeka Seaman, Ro...

Your Panthers’ Homecoming Game

Graduated Great Bend Panther Gage Fritz escapes a tackle in 2019 Liberal game.

Kynslee White, Panther Tales Staff

October 9, 2020

Attention all Great Bend High Students. Tonight is the big Homecoming game. Your Great Bend Panthers will be playing the Liberal Redskins. The theme of this game is red and black so make sure to come in your best panther gear. During half time, we will have the crowning of your homecoming queen and kin...

Fall and Winter 2020: Are You Ready?

Fall and Winter 2020: Are You Ready?

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 9, 2020

September 22nd was the first day of fall this year, which marks the start of new seasons and opportunity.  Not only is it a change in this extensive year, but it means that the year is slowly coming to an end. According to an article from Bustle Magazine written by By JR Thorpe and Kaitlyn Wylde, " To combat the anxiety and sadness that t...

GBHS Debaters Place at Inaugural Ad Astra Debate tournament

Top to Bottom, Left to Right:  Ryan Armendariz & Dathan Proffitt, Katria Kindscher & Addy Dougherty, Angel Palacio & Thomas Henrikson, Xanna Smith & Raven Pafford-Marcum, Skylar Fletcher & Isaiah Smith, Olivia Roberson & Alondra Alvarez

October 4, 2020

This past Saturday the Panther debate squad entered a virtual Varsity, JV, and Novice contest sponsored by Ad Astra Debate.  The Ad Astra organization was formed by coaches in Wichita to host contests that preserve Kansas’s local competition circuits during the pandemic.   Across the state, school...

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 ...

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