Panther Tales

Farewell, Great Bend High School

Farewell, Great Bend High School

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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

I started out high school confused with what I wanted to do and excited for what was to come. I remember hearing teachers and upperclassmen saying that high school would fly by, but I never listened to them. Now, as I count down the days towards graduation, I realize that what they had told me was absol...

Variety Show

Variety Show

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

May 11, 2018


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

Friday 11th and Saturday 12th at 7:00 pm, the music department will be having their annual Variety Show. After countless hours of preparation, many students are excited to finally open for the big show.  In the show, upperclassmen from the music department have the option to perform skits, solos, ens...

Riley Elementary School 10 years later

Riley Elementary School 10 years later

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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

For five years I attended Riley Elementary school. As a first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth grader, the halls of Riley seemed so big and daunting, but for these five years I made friends and had teachers that I still keep in contact today. Even though six years have passed since I last attended Ri...

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...

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...

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Athletes moving on to bigger things

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Panther Success, Showcase, Sports, Student Life, Uncategorized

These past year seniors, Aaron Clark, Carley Brack, Rodrigo Miranda, and Kerby Depenbusch have officially signed to play football, play basketball, play tennis, and run respectively. From participating in these sports when they were freshman in high school to now planning to participate as freshman in c...

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...

I know what we’re going to do this summer

I know what we’re going to do this summer

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

January 23, 2018


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

This past summer I have had one of the best summers of my life (to put it lightly). My summer consisted of leadership activities, amusement parks, college visits, and new friends! So, if you want to have a great summer keep reading to find out how. JOIN FBLA (for nationals) This first suggestion is ...

What is net neutrality?

What is net neutrality?

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

December 8, 2017


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

Net neutrality is the concept that all internet providing services must not discriminate between different websites by providing equal access to all websites. This might sound like something that doesn’t affect or concern high school students, but in reality it will affect us the most. Without...

Throwback: The history of Girls’ and Boys’ State

Throwback: The history of Girls’ and Boys’ State

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Clubs & Activities, Showcase, Student Life

In the April 1986, edition of the Panther Tales, an article covers a story about the students participating in Girls’ and Boys’ State. Thirty-one years later the tradition to send boys and girls to both of these programs remains strong for Great Bend High School. This past summer Robert Frizell atte...

Where are they now?

Where are they now?

Rossiel Reyes, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Uncategorized

Many musical artists have their one moment of fame when they become one hit wonders, but what happens to them after their fame and success? The following list talks about artists that have some of the most recognizable music and where they are today.   Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas The f...

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