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Are Students Required to Recite the Pledge of Allegiance?

Students from Ramstein Middle School resite the Pledge of Allegiance during a commemoration ceremony, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sep. 9, 2011. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Sep. 11th attacks. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Brea Miller)

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 28, 2020

To pledge or not to pledge? That is the question. Every morning at 8:05, GBHS students are asked to dutifully stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance. But where did this tradition originate? In the year 1891, president Benjamin Harrison issued a call for the development of a special patriotic school...

“A Simpler Time” not So Simple to Produce Thanks to Covid

 Natalie Williams (Left) and Isaiah Smith (Right) practicing their lines for the play.

Dathan Proffitt, Staff Writer

October 26, 2020

In this chaotic world, it’s nice to find an escape. These days it’s usually T.V. or movies. But the GBHS Drama Club, led by our very own Mrs. Holly Johnson, has been working hard on this year's fall play “A Simpler Time." The play is about three teens who invent a time machine and go back to f...

Your Panthers’ Homecoming Game

Graduated Great Bend Panther Gage Fritz escapes a tackle in 2019 Liberal game.

Kynslee White, Panther Tales Staff

October 9, 2020

Attention all Great Bend High Students. Tonight is the big Homecoming game. Your Great Bend Panthers will be playing the Liberal Redskins. The theme of this game is red and black so make sure to come in your best panther gear. During half time, we will have the crowning of your homecoming queen and kin...

Fall and Winter 2020: Are You Ready?

Fall and Winter 2020: Are You Ready?

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

October 9, 2020

September 22nd was the first day of fall this year, which marks the start of new seasons and opportunity.  Not only is it a change in this extensive year, but it means that the year is slowly coming to an end. According to an article from Bustle Magazine written by By JR Thorpe and Kaitlyn Wylde, " To combat the anxiety and sadness that t...

Is Wireless Charging Worth It?

Is Wireless Charging Worth It?

Dathan Proffitt, Reporter

October 9, 2020

With wireless charging becoming widespread in today's society, many people are probably wondering whether or not it's worth it. Well, I’m here to clear up some of the confusion. For those who don’t know, wireless charging works by setting your phone, face-up, on the charging pad, and the pad charg...

The New Lunch Schedule at GBHS

The New Lunch Schedule at GBHS

Mollie Phillips, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Great Bend High School has split the lunch schedule into five periods to eliminate the spread of germs. There are fewer students in each lunch, and there are x's blocking every other seat at tables so kids will be more social distanced. Also, the custodians sanitize the tables after...

Club Fair Information and A Sneak Peak of What’s to Come

Club Fair Information and A Sneak Peak of What's to Come

Olivia Roberson, Reporter

September 11, 2020

Incoming freshman and Veteran students at GBHS, if you are looking for a breakthrough of joy and excitement during this horrendous pandemic, look for hope in clubs this year! Next week the 14th-18th the club fair will take place to explore the options you have available.   Although some clubs are going to be a bit di...

Join Us at The Rivalry Game Tonight

Dalton Miller scrambles to a victory in last years Hays game.

Kynslee White, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Tonight is the Big game where our Great Bend Panthers face their biggest rivals, the Hays Indians. The theme for this game will be Blackout so come dressed in your favorite black panther gear.  With the cold situation we are making a few changes. The Great Bend Spectator and Game Day Guidelines says s...

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...

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