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Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Braxton Banks, Reporter

May 2, 2018


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Freshman journalism student Braxton Banks explains why Tornado Alley is hazardous in the spring.

Bixby High Staffers File for Office

Bixby High Staffers File for Office

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

April 24, 2018


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Two Bixby High School employees have announced that they will run for  seats in the Oklahoma House of Representatives. Assistant principal Melissa Provenzano, running as a Democrat in District 79, and English teacher Cody Coonce, running as a Republican in District 80, are not the only educators...

Bixby Students Protest Gun Violence, Low Teacher Pay

Bixby Students Protest Gun Violence, Low Teacher Pay

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

March 14, 2018


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About 140 Bixby High School students gathered at the campus clock tower Wednesday in solidarity with victims of school violence and underpaid teachers . Chants of “Change! Change!” and “The will of the people will never be defeated!” periodically echoed throughout the crowd. Students...

Bixby Deca Leaders are Recognized at State Conference

Bixby Deca Leaders are Recognized at State Conference

Logan Morton, Reporter

February 16, 2018


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It’s an awesome experience to be on-stage and handed a first-place plaque for hard work and dedication to a club that honors students for their courage and their willingness to learn. This is what happened Tuesday and Wednesday at the state Deca convention in Midwest City. Bixby High School students were among those recognized. Most Bixby students call their Deca colleagues their ...

Flu Season Strikes Bixby

Flu Season Strikes Bixby

AnnRenee Keller, Reporter

February 6, 2018


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Bixby High School has had its share of bad flu cases this winter, but it hasn’t had to shut down because of high absenteeism, which has led other Green Country schools to call off classes on occasion. This season’s flu has been deadly: 92 people have died across the state, including 15 in Tul...

The Dangers of Stationary Fronts

The Dangers of Stationary Fronts

Braxton Banks, Reporter

November 30, 2017


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Oklahoma’s many weather systems produce heavy rains in the winter and spring, deadly tornadoes, damaging thunderstorms and crippling ice storms – often times many in the same year. They all begin with what are called fronts, which can bring catastrophe if they stall for days upon end. A front i...

Identifying Signs of Student Crisis

Marshal Bates, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Bixby High School has taken measures to educate students, parents and faculty about the signs of suicide after a Broken Arrow student jumped to his death after a recent football game. That student, Jaymeson West age 16, suffered from long-term depression. Bixby High hosted a community event last mont...

`People Need to Pay More Attention’

`People Need to Pay More Attention’

Ari Johnson, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Every year the rate of suicide rises and Oklahoma is no exception. Teen suicide in Oklahoma is the second-leading cause of death between the ages of 15 and 24. According to the Population Reference Bureau, suicide among teenagers has risen from eight deaths per 100,000 in 1999 to 8.7 deaths per ...

Helping Hurricane-Displaced Animals

Helping Hurricane-Displaced Animals

Emma Warden, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Hurricane Harvey, a category 4 storm that struck Houston and surrounding areas in late August, left more than 80 people dead and billions of dollars needed for repairing damage. However, people weren’t the only ones affected by this harmful natural disaster; many animals also faced trouble and Oklah...

Bixby Views Varied on Dealing with Gun Violence

Bixby Views Varied on Dealing with Gun Violence

Logan Morton, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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Gun violence is a substantial problem in society and resulted in last month’s mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 dead and almost 500 injured. Bixby residents have mixed feelings about what should be done to stem the bloodshed. On average, 93 deaths nationwide occur daily from gun violence, accord...

Oklahoma Isn’t Accustomed to Preparing for Earthquake Damage

Oklahoma Isn’t Accustomed to Preparing for Earthquake Damage

Caroline Lee, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Natural disasters are nothing new to America. With a land mass of 3.797 million square miles, the United States has had plenty of experience with tornados, earthquakes, tropical storms, hurricanes, droughts and dust storms. In the most extreme weather hotspots, Americans have adapted their lifestyles in a wa...

A First-Person Glimpse at a Total Eclipse

A First-Person Glimpse at a Total Eclipse

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

September 6, 2017


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A total solar eclipse passed across North America on Aug. 21. Upon hearing that Tulsa would experience a 90 percent of the eclipse, I searched for places that would experience more coverage. Northern Kansas or Arkansas looked good – and the drive wasn't too far. Unfortunately, a few days before the...

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