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Bixby Teachers of the Year

Bixby Teachers of the Year

Makayla Andrew, Executive producer and editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Top Stories

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


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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

Suffering with Long-Term Grief

Rianna Castaldi, Reporter

May 4, 2017


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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


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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


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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

Identity in Invisibility

Catie Murillo, Reporter

April 21, 2017


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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

Helping the Silent

Lauren Luiskutty, Reporter

April 21, 2017


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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


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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


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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...

From Near Death to Clean and Drug-Free

From Near Death to Clean and Drug-Free

Delaney Brewer, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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After an unnerving near-death experience that put him into a coma, Tyler Adams, a 26-year-old Bixby resident, is recovering from nine years of addiction. “I started doing drugs my freshman year of high school when I was 15,” he says. “I started out smoking weed, but eventually peer pressure l...

Bixby Spa Goes for the Laid-Back Vibe

Bixby Spa Goes for the Laid-Back Vibe

Hunter Guretzki, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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When Amy Platner opened Beautiful Aesthetics spa in December, she wanted to make her business feel different from most because she believes that beauty affects your personality, clothes and mood. Platner wanted her spa to be a calm and relaxing place for all who entered the downtown Bixby location. Th...

An Illness That Takes All

An Illness That Takes All

Micah Neasby, Reporter

February 7, 2017


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Nobody likes to watch her friends play on the field while she is stuck on the sidelines because of an illness that she couldn't control. Such is the frustration faced by Brynn Gartner, a 14-year-old freshman at Bixby High School who draws, plays on the volleyball team and hangs out with her friends...

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