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The Debate on Gun Control

The Debate on Gun Control

Eli Hutchinson

March 8, 2018

When you think of mass shootings, the first thing to come to mind is probably the 1999 school shooting at Columbine High School, the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, or the 2012 Aurora Colorado shooting in a cinema. The most recent and troubling firearm atrocity is the February 14th mass shooting...

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

February 15, 2018

These past year seniors, Aaron Clark, Carley Brack, Rodrigo Miranda, and Kerby Depenbusch have officially signed to play football, play basketball, play tennis, and run respectively. From participating in these sports when they were freshman in high school to now planning to participate as freshman in c...

Kansas Day: a day to celebrate

Kansas Day: a day to celebrate

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

January 29, 2018

What is Kansas day? Kansas day is a holiday that Kansans celebrate in order to remember the day Kansas was admitted into the USA as a state. As Kansans, we should be proud to be from such a great state and the date, January 29th, should resonate as a date to celebrate. So, because of this special day...

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Martin Luther King Jr Day

Edith Solorzano, reporter

January 15, 2018

On the third Monday of January of each year we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr day. MLK was a civil rights leader from mid 1950’s up to his assassination in 1968. He desired for human rights and equality for African Americans. Elena Tobada said, “I think MLK helped shape America in many ways and ...

What is net neutrality?

What is net neutrality?

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

December 8, 2017

Net neutrality is the concept that all internet providing services must not discriminate between different websites by providing equal access to all websites. This might sound like something that doesn’t affect or concern high school students, but in reality it will affect us the most. Without...

Trick-or-treating in a Winter Wonderland!

Trick-or-treating in a Winter Wonderland!

P.T. Staff, Reporter

October 31, 2017

YES! This is happening right now!!!  Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Have a safe and warm Halloween night. Picture by Haley Lightfoot...

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

GBHS Debate Places 1st Overall

Mrs. Watson

October 30, 2017

Hoxie High School has not hosted a Debate tournament for 18 years and our team placed first in sweepstakes. What a feeling to know we left an impact in Hoxie for the first time since 1999. “I am proud of all and appreciate this tournament and the opportunity show them we are Great Bend,” said Geoffrey...

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

GBHS Debate Teams Place Again

Mrs. Watson

October 23, 2017

The Great Bend high school debate squad competed at the Buhler Debate Tournament  on Saturday, October 21. Both debate teams placed at the tournament. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed third. Jazmin Castellanos and Geoffrey Pafford placed seventh. 27 schools competed at the tournament. Castellanos...

GBHS Debate Places 1st & 2nd

Mrs. Watson

October 9, 2017

The Great Bend High School Debate Squad brought 2 debate teams to the Sterling debate tournament on Saturday, October 7. The teams placed first and second overall in the junior varsity division. Patrick Heath and Bayle Sandy placed first overall with the perfect 5–0 win/loss record.  Jazmin...

The End of DACA?

The End of DACA?

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

September 20, 2017

On Tuesday September 7th, 2017, President Donald Trump’s administration has ordered an end to DACA. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an executive order enacted by former President Barack Obama in 2012. This order enabled people that were brought to the United States illegally by the...

New Year, New Panther Tales

New Year, New Panther Tales

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

September 1, 2017

Welcome back Panthers to another exciting year at GBHS! This years newspaper staff has undergone changes to help us improve and give the Panther Tales an all new image. From a staff of three to a staff of six the year is already looking up. We have moved rooms, and have added new people to our staff...

2017 Commencement Exercises set for Mother’s Day

Amber Hamby, Reporter

April 28, 2017

The GBHS Class of 2017 commencement exercises will be Sunday, May 14 at 5 p.m. in Memorial Stadium. Graduates need to arrive by 4:10 p.m. Rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, May 12 at 10:30 a.m. in the GBHS gym. Attending ensures graduation will run smoothly. Seniors are invited to attend the cla...

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