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2017-18: Students of the Week

October 19, 2017


Filed under Panther Success, Showcase, Spotlight

Dylan Graham "Dylan is an exceptional young person.  He is polite, very well mannered, and a joy to have in the classroom.  He has a positive attitude about school and life in general.  He volunteers services to provide aid to myself and others." - Mrs. Nett Natalie Garza "Nata...

The Drummers of GBHS

The Drummers of GBHS

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

In the issue of the 1985 Panther Tales an article speaks of how well known and heard percussion is in the halls of GBHS. This still has not changed with the crowds cheering every time the Great Bend High School Drumline finishes their feature: What Shall We Do. This is the first year that the Drumline...

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

For as long as people can remember friday the 13th has been known as one of the unluckiest days that a person can have, but why is this day known to be so unlucky? There are multiple theories as to why this day is known to be so unlucky, in the Christian religion theories on Friday the 13th are that...

Pantastrophie

Pantastrophie

edith solorzano, reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Spotlight, Student Life

Dress codes have changed drastically since the seventies. From girls only wearing skirts to boys always having a cleanly shaven face. We can all agree that the dress code back then was way more strict than today's. Girls wearing pants was a big story topic here at GBHS. In the 1970-1971 Panther Tales...

New Year, New Panther Tales

New Year, New Panther Tales

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, News, Spotlight, Student Life

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...

Student Spotlight: Hunter Sporn

Student Spotlight:  Hunter Sporn

Savanna Purl, Reporter

April 28, 2017


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

GREAT BEND - Hunter Sporn, freshman at Great Bend High School, hunts deer every fall so he can make deer jerky. He and his father, Rusty Sporn, enjoy being outdoors and like the challenge of the hunt. “It's a challenge because you don't want to miss, if you miss they run off and you have to wait ...

Oh the places you’ll go.. this Christmas

Oh the places you’ll go.. this Christmas

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

December 19, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Christmas break is exciting to students across the nation for many reasons. One big reason is finals are over and you passed (or failed) your classes for the semester! Another is no school which includes no homework, no dealing with peers and sleeping in. I sent out two surveys to the students of GBHS...

Teacher of the week: Erin Beck

Teacher of the week: Erin Beck

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

November 21, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Two Friday’s ago the third poll was put out for the students of GBHS to choose which of the next four randomly selected teachers they thought were the best, our which deserved to be teacher of the week. Last weeks option were Mrs. Minton, Mr. Erin Beck, Ms. Berger and Mr. Steiner. The winner for the...

Teacher of the week: Hutchinson

Teacher of the week: Hutchinson

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Spotlight

Two Friday’s ago the third poll was put out for the students of GBHS to choose which of the next four randomly selected teachers they thought were the best, our which deserved to be teacher of the week. Last weeks option were Mr. Bill Cook, Mrs. Charles, Mrs. Nett, and Mr. Hutchinson. The winner for...

Trump vs. Clinton vs. High School Student

Trump vs. Clinton vs. High School Student

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under News, Spotlight, Student Life

Compare our high school to the united states as a metaphor. We’re the citizens, the teachers are the law enforcement, the principals are the government and the superintendent is the president. We’re focusing on the government. They enforce the law when it comes to matters that are above the law ...

Marching at WAC

Marching at WAC

Sayler Peplinski, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under News, Spotlight

Last Tuesday, the Great Bend high school competed in WAC which is what they waited for since late August. After all the marching bands played across the field, the drum lines from each school came onto the field and played their cadences. The end of WAC consisted of all of bands finding out what place...

Teacher of the week: Mrs. Moore

Teacher of the week: Mrs. Moore

Caitlin Schmitt, Editor/Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Spotlight, Student Life

Last Friday the second poll was put out for the students of GBHS to choose which of the next six randomly selected teachers they thought were the best, or which deserved to be teacher of the week. Last weeks options were Mr. Specht, Mr. Botzung, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Pfannestiel. The winner for last weeks teach...

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