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Culturally an Idiom

Culturally an Idiom

Shelby Hendrix, Reporter

April 14, 2014

Language, history, and ancestry are all parts of culture. Every place that they come from are culture as well. What goes into a language? What makes it what it is? Believe it or not, idioms are often present. An idiom is a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deductible from...

Bad teenage sleeping habits

Bad teenage sleeping habits

Rachel Brooks, Reporter

April 14, 2014

Every year about 40% of teenagers are suffering with bad sleeping habits. Teenagers who are involved with bad sleeping habits can influence their everyday life. Bixby High School nurse Sharon Lenski said, "Typical teenagers should get about eight to ten hours of sleep every night. When talking to a former...

More than just a big heart

More than just a big heart

Emily Thornton, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2014

Thump. "Why's he on the floor?" a substitute teacher asks unknowingly after 15 year old Jonathan Fussell collapses on the Biology classroom floor. As the answer becomes evident, panic conquers the atmosphere. Students begin to cry, watching in shock as Fussell's face fades into blue, and his life fad...

Rewiring our brains: one smiley face at a time

Rewiring our brains: one smiley face at a time

Reagan Rinehart, Reporter

March 10, 2014

When someone sends you a text with a smiley face, how do you react? Do you act the same as if they had really smiled to you in real life? According to research at Flinders University in Australia, our brains are adapting to process emoticons as facial expressions. Before the 1980's, emoticons...

The Marvel Movies Unmasked

The Marvel Movies Unmasked

Josh Thornton, Guest Reporter

February 24, 2014

What’s up Bixby High! No, I’m not still here as a super-senior, I just happen to be the college freshman brother of Emily Thornton, who happens to be your newspaper’s majestic editor. Emily asked me to write about and explain how all of the Marvel Superhero movies are going to tie together and...

Social Media Privacy

Social Media Privacy

Taylor Reeves, Top Ten Columnist, A&E Editor

February 21, 2014

When you hear the word 'privacy' most will automatically connect social media with the word, and with more and more social media sites being created privacy often times is an issue among teenagers. Here are a few of the social media sites and their privacy policies: Snapchat: Messages are design...

Top 5 Student Section Traditions

Top 5 Student Section Traditions

Diego Galaviz, Sports Editor

February 19, 2014

On Friday, January 31st, the Bixby Spartans basketball team faced off against the Jenks Trojans. Bixby came away with a 50-37 victory. One notable event that happened during the game was the "Silent Night" tradition that our student section performed. The students waited in silence until the Spartans...

Total Frat Move

Total Frat Move

TJ St. John, Reporter

February 11, 2014

In high school, the term 'frat' is causally thrown around like a beach ball at a Wiz Khalifa concert. While 'frat' is a shortened version (and often derogatory) for fraternity, it has became a way of life, and style, for people outside of the university. Khaki pants, and a button down oxford seems...

FCCLA Star Events

FCCLA Star Events

Shelby Hendrix, Reporter

February 10, 2014

FCCLA is an organization that focuses on the development of leadership, life, and social skills. Its determination is backed by its enthusiasm to encourage members to help out in their community and at home by serving others. A popular event, participated in by schools across the nation, is FCCLA Star...

The Little Man Behind a Big Voice

The Little Man Behind a Big Voice

Jenna Schottel, Music Columnist

January 30, 2014

Popularly known as Fall Out Boy’s “little angel” as the most innocent member, Patrick Stump has intoxicated the world with his silky voice and raw talent. He was born Patrick Martin Stumph (named after his mother, Patricia) on April 27, 1984 to his folk singer father and accountant mother in Ev...

Wet Floor Wednesday

Wet Floor Wednesday

Mackenzie McCollum and Sydney McCollum

January 23, 2014

#wetfloorwednesday Wet Floor Wednesday is a photography day on Instagram. It was originally created by Lights, a professional musician. The idea requires the photographer to post a picture on Instagram every Wednesday of someone "slipping" next to a wet floor sign. It takes creativity and stealth...

The Original Mouse

The Original Mouse

Lindsey Hamilton, Reporter

December 20, 2013

Who would you imagine to be the most recognizable figure in the world? Jesus? George Washington? Ronald McDonald? No, the world’s more recognizable figure, with a 98% awareness among children ages three to eleven is the famous and fabulous Mickey Mouse. The classic round-eared mouse has been around...

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