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Why is Spring Break So Early?

Why is Spring Break So Early?

Isaiah Smith

March 6, 2020

Are you, like many others, wondering why spring break is so early this year? In 2020, spring break is coming up earlier in the year for USD 428. The school district's spring break is before that of most colleges. Most confusing, however, is how the break doesn't line up with Barton Community College...

Spring Break Plans

Spring Break Plans

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Tomorrow marks the first day of USD 428's spring break. The official duration for spring break is March 9th-13th, but there is no school on Friday, March 6th to give teachers a day to spend grading at the end of the third nine weeks. When asked what she will be doing with the time off from school,...

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...

Vicki Valentine’s Day

Vicki Valentine’s Day

Vicki Valentine, Love Expert

February 14, 2020

Today is Valentine's Day, and I imagine most of you have relationships. If not, that's understandable; I've been married to my 5th husband, Geoerge, for 2 years and it's been the worst decision of my life. As you may have guessed, I am an expert on love, a karate master who has been through four divorces,...

Birthing Simulator

Birthing Simulator

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

February 13, 2020

On February 11, 2020, Brittany Fanshier, a Nurse and Instructor of Obstetrics & Pediatrics at Barton, visited Andrea Stalcup's A&P II class to talk about how a nurse is involved in the birthing procedure. The class concluded its reproductive system unit with a hands-on experience over the stages...

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

The 2020 Father Daughter Dance

February 3, 2020

On February 29th, students of the Business Communications class at Great Bend High School will host a Father Daughter Dance from 6:30 to 9:00. The dance is dedicated to building and honoring "the close bonds between the father and daughter", as described by an email sent out to the students of GBHS....

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Lucy Mitchell, Reporter

January 20, 2020

On the third Monday of January, the renowned, nonviolent activist Martin Luther King Jr. is celebrated for his contributions to the civil rights movement. It is hard to imagine a time without the holiday, having been a part of many lives since its introduction as a federal holiday. However, the holiday...

They Gave Us a Snow Day: Another Poem

They Gave Us a Snow Day: Another Poem

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...

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.

Give Us More Snow Days: A Poem

Give Us More Snow Days: A Poem

Lucy Mitchell

December 16, 2019

  Twas December 16th, a day filled with snow The streets were all white, and the ice was aglow. As great as it looked, no peace was long held Cars slid and slipped and were otherwise compelled To avoid these white streets that were now a nuisance; The issues that followed ...

Changes Throughout Makeup’s History

Laura Daniel, Reporter

December 3, 2019

Makeup has been used for thousands of years. There have been many different makeup trends over the years. Makeup trends have changed throughout the decades. In the 1900s, the women used red lipstick and bright red or pink blush. Women used very little eyeliner in the 1910s. In the 1980s, makeup was...

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