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Spooktober

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

October 21, 2019

It's that time of year again: It's time for spooks!!! The city of Great Bend, Eagle Communications, and KSN are putting on the annual ZooBoo. This event has taken place every year before Halloween, with this year it being on October 26, 2019. Christina Hayes, Community Coordinator, said, "When I was...

How Many Cans Can a Can Van Cram if a Can Van Could Cram Cans?

How Many Cans Can a Can Van Cram if a Can Van Could Cram Cans?

CJ Gibson

October 16, 2019

"Cram the Van" is a competition between schools in USD 428 of which school can donate the most non-perishable food items. Great Bend High School will be competing against the other schools in the district for a grand prize of $500 provided by Hiss Sherman Wealth Management, followed by $300 to the 2nd...

GBHS Debaters take 2nd place at the Lyons Invitational Tournament

GBHS Debaters take 2nd place at the Lyons Invitational Tournament

Special to Panther Tales

October 16, 2019

The Great Bend High School debate squad continued their winning ways on Saturday, October 12.  The team took 2nd place out of a 22 school field at the Lyons Invitational Debate Tournament. Leading the squad with 5 wins and 0 losses were seniors, Bayle Sandy and Patrick Heath.  They now have 10 wi...

Cram the Van

October 10, 2019

GBHS Students Named Kansas Honor Scholars

GBHS Students Named Kansas Honor Scholars

Special to Panther Tales

October 8, 2019

The Kansas Honor Scholars from the Class of 2020 have been announced. These students represent the top 10% of their class based on grades earned through the end of their junior year.  Twenty Great Bend High School Seniors were among those recognized at a reception on Monday evening at the Stoneridg...

The Impact of the DDoS Attack

The Impact of the DDoS Attack

Bayle Sandy

October 4, 2019

In the last few days, many students and staff had noticed that the network connection at the high school was incredibly slow. The almost nonexistent internet speed had impacted the teachers' lesson plans and forced them to use other sources besides the Chromebooks given to students to complete assignments....

Rocking the New RAK Club

Rocking the New RAK Club

CJ Gibson, Editor

October 1, 2019

At 7:30 am on September 27, the first official meeting of the GBHS Random Acts of Kindness Club (RAK) took place in the classroom of Shelly Duvall, teacher and volleyball coach at GBHS. Peyton Duvall, a GBHS senior tasked to help with the new club, explained how this club came to be: "So basically...

Great Bend Debate Wins First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at Halstead

Great Bend  Debate Wins First Place Sweepstakes Trophy at Halstead

Special to Panther Tales

September 30, 2019

This past weekend, Panther debaters earned 13 wins and just 7 losses to capture the first place sweepstakes trophy at the Halstead Invitational. The GBHS squad was led by Seniors, Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy.  The pair went undefeated against teams from Wichita Collegiate, Buhler, Hoisington, Abilene...

Great Bend Debaters bring home awards at first tournament of the season

Great Bend Debaters bring home awards at first tournament of the season

Kim Heath, GBHS Debate Coach

September 24, 2019

The Great Bend High School Debate Team earned 4th place honors out of 14 schools at the Hays High School Arrowhead Debate Invitational this past Saturday, September 21, 2019.   This week’s competition marked the opening of the 2019 debate season which will focus on the need for US arms sales to foreign...

Gun Rumor False

September 24, 2019

Rumors of a student with a gun in his backpack began circulating the halls of Great Bend High School on Tuesday.  According to an email sent from GBHS Principal, Tim Friess, "During first lunch today, it was reported to the office that a student had a gun in his backpack. The student was pulled immediately...

Area 51 Raid

Area 51 Raid

Isaiah Smith

September 19, 2019

The viral meme that has hit the internet could possibly turn into reality, as an online petition has over 2 million people signed to storm the secret U.S. Government location, Area 51. With this sworn petition to swarm Area 51, it makes everything even more exciting because it might all go down tomorr...

A New Tradition Added to the Pep Assembly

A New Tradition Added to the Pep Assembly

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

September 13, 2019

The pep club at the Great Bend High School has counted on multiple traditions each year when hosting the pep assemblies. At this event, there is always a certain time for the cheerleading squad to lead the school in the cheers, and there is an order in which the sports are recognized. The assembly is...

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