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VSCO/TikTok Tuesday

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

September 18, 2019

It's time to get into the spirit once again! This week is Spirit Week! Tuesday was VSCO/TikTok Day. Students dressed in long tees, short shorts and Crocs along with having one or more scrunchies in their hair or on their wrist. Now what exactly is a VSCO girl? A VSCO girl is your stereotypical cauca...

Vending Different Drinks

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

September 17, 2019

During the summer months, the school received new vending machines. The old vending machines were big, bulky, and worked only half the time. They would take money but often would not give the students their drink even if they were in stock. The updated vending machines provide a new selection of drinks for ...

A New Tradition Added to the Pep Assembly

A New Tradition Added to the Pep Assembly

Bayle Sandy, Reporter

September 13, 2019

The pep club at the Great Bend High School has counted on multiple traditions each year when hosting the pep assemblies. At this event, there is always a certain time for the cheerleading squad to lead the school in the cheers, and there is an order in which the sports are recognized. The assembly is...

Homecoming Court Announced

Homecoming Court Announced

September 12, 2019

At the Homecoming Pep Assembly this morning, the student body of GBHS was introduced to the King and Queen candidates and their attendants. Valarie Luna & Gabriel Balderrama.  Valarie is the daughter of Pamela & Daniel Luna.  She is a member of pep club and plays volleyball. She plans to ...

The Red Hot Chili Supper

Marissa Garcia, Reporter

September 12, 2019

On September 20th, Great Bend High School will be having its yearly Chili Supper. The band, orchestra and choir groups have been doing this event for decades, and the community comes to expect it annually before the homecoming game. Central Kitchen will cook the chili, while local businesses such as ...

Homecoming: The Real Story

Homecoming: The Real Story

Lucy Mitchell, Reporter

September 10, 2019

The Homecoming ballots were cast in today, and the Homecoming nominees will be known on Thursday or Friday. One thing most people will not know is the true story of Homecoming; how a Swedish man used his sausages to create a long-lasting tradition. It was the year 1909: in the town of Ruffelkopper,...

How Much of a Difference Do Metal Straws Make?

How Much of a Difference Do Metal Straws Make?

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

September 10, 2019

Using metal straws instead of plastic straws is a big trend all over social media right now. "Save the turtles" is the saying that goes along with not asking for at a restaurant and using a metal one instead. While this may be a clever idea, how much of a difference is this making? It has grown apparent...

Why a Two-Day Advisory?

Why a Two-Day Advisory?

Lucy Mitchell

September 5, 2019

Any changing of schedule can often be terrifying for the students of Great Bend High School, and the 2019-2020 school year’s change to the advisory period is no exception. During the 2018-2019 school year, the advisory period was a daily 30-minute class dedicated to giving students a chance to tal...

Students of the Week

Isaiah Smith

September 3, 2019

  Aubrey Smith As a first year teacher at the school, Aubrey has always been cheerful and a big help in class when anything extra is needed to be done. I have counted on her and others to help with odd jobs in the room after their homework is completed. She is always willing to assis...

Prom 2019: Making some Final Memories

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

April 22, 2019

Last Saturday the GBHS Seniors and Juniors celebrated their 2019 prom in style with the theme being Phantom of the Opera. The dance started at 8 p.m. and continued on until 11 p.m. in the gym. Prom is one of the last things that all of the seniors do all together before graduation and is also something...

FBLA 2019 State Competition

FBLA 2019 State Competition

Sayler Peplinski, Editor

April 9, 2019

Last week the GBHS Future Business Leaders of America members went to Topeka for three days to compete in State Competition. This three day trip consisted of not only testing, speaking, and presentation events, but also traveling around Topeka and having fun. One thing that the FBLA members got to do...

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