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Technology Doesn’t Keep People from Going Missing

Halli Resinger, Reporter

March 27, 2019

With all of the technology today, people can be found all over the world by using social media or tracking cell phones. But sometimes people can go missing without a trace.   Cpl. Kyle Hess of the Tulsa County sheriff’s department says that when teens or kids run away, “they just want to be missing...

Diversity in Schools Helps Students

Riley Pruett, Reporter

March 27, 2019

Diversity in schools helps students understand others cultures instead of fearing them when they grow into adults. When students are exposed to different ideas, worldviews and experiences at a young age, they grow up to be more empathetic adults who can relate to everyone around them, according to...

Clogging Leads to Opportunities

Dyan Kincaid made her way into the clogging world at age 5.

Lily Diagostine, Reporter

January 29, 2019

When David Kincaid asked his wife, Dyan, if she thought they should pack up their family and move to Thailand in 2010, her reaction was, “Sure, why not?” Her spontaneous attitude was long in the making because her optimistic approach to new opportunities had previously led the Bixby resident to winning a national championship in two-...

Bixby Teachers of the Year

Cheryl Wilkinson, Bixby Public Schools' teacher of the year

Makayla Andrew, Executive producer and editor

January 31, 2018

Congratulations to Cheryl Wilkinson, named the Bixby school district's teacher of the year on Jan. 27. Here is the SPN video about the teachers of the year candidates from all nine campuses.

Season Begins in Tornado Alley

Season Begins in Tornado Alley

Micah Neasby, Reporter

May 10, 2017

In her first video for Bixby SPN, freshman journalism student Micah Neasby looks at the types of tornadoes that can blow into Tornado Alley.

Suffering with Long-Term Grief

Allison Rebecca “Becka” Castaldi

Rianna Castaldi, Reporter

May 4, 2017

People often suffer in grief because they have lost loved ones closest to them, no matter if they are blood relatives or even just friends. But there are many other ways that people have lost their loved ones. On April 16, 2009, Allison Rebecca “Becka” Castaldi was murdered by her fiance. Allis...

10 Fun Facts about Spring

10 Fun Facts about Spring

Rosalie Boyd, Reporter

April 25, 2017

Spring offers renewal, hope and outdoor activity. Here are some tidbits about this season. When it’s spring in the northern hemisphere, it will be autumn in the southern hemisphere. Spring holidays include April Fools’ Day, Easter, Passover, Earth Day, Arbor Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day and...

Pursuing a Renewable World

Abby Sanford, Reporter

April 21, 2017

Matthew Newman has turned his passion into reality by undertaking a career in renewable energy. Newman, a Bixby resident and an employee of Covanta Tulsa Renewable Energy, is responsible for business management, community services, media and government affair initiatives for the business. Covanta ...

Identity in Invisibility

Momenta Project Los Angeles 2016

Catie Murillo, Reporter

April 21, 2017

Homelessness is one of the leading problems our society faces. However, many who are homeless don’t see themselves as a problem. Georgie, a homeless man in Tulsa, explains the reason for his nomadic life and value within society. Georgie, who hadn’t eaten on this particular day, agreed to talk about his si...

Helping the Silent

Breanne Luiskutty fosters dogs before they get adopted to permanent homes.

Lauren Luiskutty, Reporter

April 21, 2017

According to American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, more than 7.6 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year. Abandoned animals are found frequently, usually in an unhealthy state, but thankfully people volunteer and make it their job to find the animals loving and ...

The Hidden World of Color … at Least to Humans

The Hidden World of Color ... at Least to Humans

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

March 31, 2017

You've probably heard that dogs can't see the same colors humans do. This is because their eyes pick up different wavelengths of light than us and allow them a narrower set of colors to identify. While some creatures are colorblind, many animals and insects see colors that we cannot even conceive. For...

St. Patrick’s Day Trivia

St. Patrick's Day Trivia

Rosalie Boyd, Reporter

March 6, 2017

If one wants to be informal, the term is St. Paddy's Day (not Patty's Day) because Paddy is short for Padrig, the actual Irish name of the beloved saint. More than 40 tons of dye is dumped into the water to turn Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day. Chicago has dyed the Chicago River green on every St. Patrick’s Day since 196...

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