Panther Tales

The History of High School Prom

The History of High School Prom

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

February 27, 2020

Prom wasn't originally for high school students. Prom, short for promenade, used to be an event for college students. In the early 1900s, prom was highly popular and was similar to what it is now: a dance with light refreshments, fancy decor, and exciting music. In the 50s, prom was more commonly held...

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,...

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...

Festive Attire Day

Laura Daniel, Reporter

December 20, 2019

  On Friday, December 20, the students and staff dressed up for Festive Attire Day before winter break.

PJ Day

Laura Daniel, Reporter

December 19, 2019

  Thursday, December 19 the students and staff of GBHS (Great Bend High School) are dressed up in pajamas for the festivities before Christmas break.

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...

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...

Panther Pajama Jam!

Panther Pajama Jam!

November 1, 2019

The first playoff game for the Great Bend Panthers kicks off on the first of November. It is going to be held at the Great Bend Memorial Stadium with high temperatures of of 50 degrees to low temperatures of 22 degrees. Though the seats and fans are going to be chilly, it is pajama night, so you can...

Haunted Refrigerator Night

Haunted Refrigerator Night

CJ Gibson and Lucy Mitchell

October 31, 2019

Every October 31st, the 2nd spookiest day of the year occurs: Halloween. You may freeze at the thought of an even more dark, spooky day, and you would be justified in doing so. In fact, the spookiest day is not October 31st, but October 30th: Haunted Refrigerator Night. That's right, the most terrif...

Breaking the Record

Breaking the Record

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

October 24, 2019

After several years of weight lifting, Senior Joanna Sanchez finally achieved her goal of breaking a school record. Last Thursday on October 10th, Sanchez broke the school record with a back squat lift of 310 lbs. The previous record of 300lb had been unbeatable since 2004, so this just shows Sanchez's...

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