Panther Tales

GBHS teacher inducted into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame

GBHS teacher inducted into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

April 10, 2018


Filed under Clubs & Activities, News, Panther Success, Showcase, Spotlight

The West Kansas Chapter of the National Speech and Debate Association is proud to announce the induction of Barbara Watson, of Great Bend High School, into the West Kansas NSDA Hall of Fame. This is the highest recognition a speech and debate adviser can achieve in the West Kansas District Honor Soci...

iOS vs Android

iOS vs Android

Elijah Hutchinson and Elijah Hutchinson

April 10, 2018


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

After a decade of competition between Apple and Android saying that their operating system is better, the staff of the Panther Tales have decided to see where the students of GBHS stand on this matter. Both have made massive improvements over the years changing what their phones look like, how they are...

Another Year at State for GBHS FBLA

Another Year at State for GBHS FBLA

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

April 6, 2018


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

Last week the GBHS FBLA sent 17 students to Topeka KS, to compete in competition to see who would be advancing to Nationals. From Business Communications to Personal Finance FBLA members had the chance to do so well that they could move on to state. Jalyn Lear, a first year FBLA participant for GBHS,...

Throwback: A walk down memory lane

Throwback: A walk down memory lane

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

March 14, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Clubs & Activities, News, Showcase, Spotlight, Uncategorized

About 69 years ago, then student, Dave Christiansen, was featured in one of the earliest copies of the Panther Tales. The story featured Mr. Christiansen with his basketball team and all the success the team has had and the last game of the season. Recently, Mr. Christiansen agreed to come up to the high s...

GBHS Gives Out a Helping Hand

GBHS Gives Out a Helping Hand

Edith Solorzano, Reporter

March 13, 2018


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

Yuda Bands is a non-profit organization which helps students in developing countries who cannot afford to go to school. In order make money for the students, the Yuda Bands organization sells unique, handmade bracelets from Guatemala. Each bracelet is made from handmade leather and carved coconut shells....

The Debate on Gun Control

The Debate on Gun Control

Eli Hutchinson

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

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...

Soda you want to be my Valentine

Soda you want to be my Valentine

Sayler Peplinski, Reporter

February 15, 2018


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

Soda you want to be my Valentine is something that is becoming a tradition at GBHS. Student shave the opportunity to buy a one dollar soda to send to themselves or to one of their friends. Then on Valentines Day or on this case the 13th of February the sodas are delivered. This year the distribution...

Bowling 2018

Bowling 2018

Edith Solorzano, reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spotlight, Student Life

The GBHS bowling team played Dodge city last Tuesday which resulted in a win for the Panthers. Boys Varsity won 10-1 and Girls Varsity won 11-0. This was a well earned win for the bowlers considering how much the players practice throughout the week, Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:00. There are...

Kansas Day: a day to celebrate

Kansas Day: a day to celebrate

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, News, Showcase, Spotlight, Uncategorized

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


Filed under News, Showcase, Spotlight

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 ...

Winter Homecoming 2018

Winter Homecoming 2018

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

January 10, 2018


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

Mindy Wittig What day of spirit week are you looking forward to most? -The Spirit day I am looking forward to the most is Red and Black, because everyone can participate and show their school spirit What was your reaction when you found out that you were nominated? -When I found out I was nominated, I was...

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