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JROTC Flag-Folding Ceremony

JROTC Flag-Folding Ceremony

Lily Diagostine, Josh Rollo, Rachel Belous, Riley Pruett, Producers

May 15, 2019

Bixby High School's JROTC company conducted a flag-folding ceremony and presentation for the family of a veteran who died recently.

The Ethics of Photojournalism

Larry C. Price

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

April 8, 2019

While photo-manipulation has existed for as long as there has been photography, the digitalization of media and the rise of Adobe Photoshop and other image-altering tools allow anyone to create false images. The computer programs and applications let users create striking images and artistic composi...

Myriad Factors Affect Price of Gasoline

Myriad Factors Affect Price of Gasoline

Lily Diagostine, Reporter

March 27, 2019

For a product we use everyday, Americans know surprisingly little on the subject of gasoline and its costs. Factors that contribute to local gas prices are numerous and complex. About 20 million barrels of petroleum products are consumed per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administrat...

Viscious Cycle: Reposted Fake News Perpetuates Problems

Bixby High librarian Heidi Jenkins peruses the recent nonfiction book Bunk.

Rachel Belous, Reporter

January 24, 2019

According to a Massachusetts Institute of Technology study, fake news is more likely than truth to be posted or reposted on Twitter. Consumers can learn how to spot this misinformation. “People are confident in their ability to spot fake news, but they’re not good at it,” says Heidi Jenkins, Ph.D.,...

Bell Schedule, Old Corporal Punishment Rule Addressed

Rachel Belous, Reporter

January 23, 2019

The Bixby school board suggested changes to the bell schedule and removed an outdated corporal punishment rule at a meeting last week. The board presented a proposal at the Jan. 17 meeting to begin secondary schools (grades 7-12) at 8:45 a.m. and end at 3:52 p.m. with seven periods. For years, the s...

ELL Needs Keep Rising

Ms. Terri Sloan helps an ELL student

Ava Harper, Reporter

January 22, 2019

The need for ELL teachers of English Language Learners is only getting higher, especially at Bixby High School, whose only ELL teacher, Terri Sloan, teaches students from all four grades. ELL classes are taught to students who are not native speakers. Some of Bixby 37 ELL students come from diffe...

Winter Storms Pose Perils

The 2007 ice storm in Tulsa County was one of the worst in the area's history.

Halli Resinger, Reporter

December 18, 2018

Natural disasters can happen anywhere in the world and can destroy lives and property. Ice storms, one type of natural disaster, often bring destruction during Oklahoma winters.   Meteorologist Mike Lacy with the Tulsa office of the National Weather Service recalls the area’s most recent signi...

School Safety at Two Campuses

School Safety at Two Campuses

Kinsley Southard, Reporter

December 17, 2018

Student safety is a top priority across the country, and Bixby and Jenks high schools, often compared to each other, are not exceptions. Both have similar plans in place for armed intrusions. Jenks and Bixby both have locks on all doors, but there are ways students can access buildings without ha...

A Bixby Victory in the State House

This shows the collage of gifts presented to Melissa Provenzano at her going-away party at Bixby High School.

Nate Husen, Reporter

November 26, 2018

The smoke has cleared, election day is over, and our very own Melissa Provenzano is victorious. The Bixby High assistant principal, who resigned just before being sworn into office in mid-November, is the representative of District 79 in the Oklahoma House. Provenzano says that while she...

Edmondson vs. Stitt

Drew Edmondson and Kevin Stitt

Nate Husen, Reporter

October 29, 2018

With the gubernatorial and midterm elections Nov. 6, Spartan Post News has put together a guide for the governor’s race, in which one of the biggest issues is education. John Travers, a U.S. history and federal government professor at Tulsa Community College, provides some professional insight into ...

Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Tornado Season in Oklahoma

Braxton Banks, Reporter

May 2, 2018

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

Bixby High Staffers File for Office

Teachers protest in the Oklahoma state Capitol.

Ralph Bernhardt, Reporter

April 24, 2018

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...

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